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5 Reasons We Still Love Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines
Twenty years ago, Garth Brooks pivoted at the height of his fame to do something ... uh, let's call it "unexpected."
2019 in Country Music: The Year’s 10 Most Unforgettable Moments
Within the country music world, 2019 was a year marked by exciting highs and devastating lows -- and a little bit of weirdness in between.
Top 10 Country Songs About Fall
Happy fall, y'all!
Whoops! 12 Unforgettable Country Concert Onstage Mishaps
A country music concert can be a full-contact sport!
12 Country Songs That Are … Well, a Little Dirty
Double entendre, puns, unexpected turns of phrase -- the best country stars and songwriters don't shy away from a literary device.
Top 10 Country Songs About Tequila
After whiskey, tequila just might be the preferred spirit of country singers.
Top 5 Movies About Country Music
There's no shortage of country music representation on screens big and small.
Top 10 Country Songs About Kissing
Country Artists Wearing the American Flag [PICTURES]
Country music is as American as football / apple pie / insert-any-other-cliche-phrase-here, so it makes sense that, from time to time, the genre's artists would don some patriotic clothing.
20 Hit Songs That Were Almost Sung By Other Artists
Did you know that these well-known country songs were almost hits for other artists?
Top 5 Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums of 2017 (So Far)
The Boot counts down the best albums in Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk released in 2017 (so far).
Dolly Parton and Pentatonix Take Home Best Country Duo / Group Performance at 2017 Grammy …
Dolly Parton and Pentatonix earned Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards, for their collaborative version of Parton's hit "Jolene."