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Wynonna Judd has a half-sister, actor Ashley Judd, but it turns out she also has a half-brother. After learning about her biological father’s son, the singer recently called him up to meet — at least over the telephone. Wynonna Judd was born Christina Claire Ciminella, and for years she thought her father was Michael Charles
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Billy Joe Shaver, who died Wednesday at 81, wrote country songs about what he knew firsthand: sin and heartbreak, hard living and hard working, and ultimately salvation. Waylon Jennings famously cut a bunch of them for 1973’s Honky Tonk Heroes, and Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash would all record some too. Even Elvis
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The title track of Mickey Guyton’s 2020 EP Bridges is meant to unify. “Bridges,” the song, talks of building bridges — metaphorically speaking — from one person to another, no matter the chasms of differences between us. “What if we took these stones we’ve been throwin’? / What if we laid ’em down? / What if we forget all
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A heartbroken Emily Rose hits the road in the new music video for her single “Windshield.” Press play below to watch the clip, premiering exclusively on The Boot. Written by Rose, Ed Hill and Donnie Skaggs, “Windshield” dispenses some important wisdom over its traditional, steel guitar-flecked melody: “The windshield’s a whole lot bigger than the rearview mirror.” “The
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Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge meet “Under the Mistletoe” in their new Christmas duet. The festive love song, penned by Clarkson and Aben Eubanks, arrived on Wednesday (Oct. 28), just under two months out from the year-end holiday. A perfectly modern, Christmasy melody — with plenty of jingling bells, of course — accompanies Clarkson and Eldredge as they wonder
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Whether it’s coming out of Nashville, New York, L.A., or points in between, there’s no shortage of fresh tunes, especially from artists who have yet to become household names. Rolling Stone Country selects some of the best new music releases from country and Americana artists. Ross Cooper, “South of the Angels” Bona fide cowboy Ross Cooper
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Big-voiced Kentucky native Branden Martin is unapologetic about his boozy ways in his new single, “Drunk Again.” Press play below to hear the track, premiering exclusively on The Boot. Co-written by Martin and Jerry Salley, and produced by Kyle Manner, “Drunk Again” finds Martin sleepless late at night, and surely headed for a hangover the next morning. “I can
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Joohoney, Rapper of K-pop group Monsta X, has released his highly anticipated 4th Mixtape, PSYCHE, today. This release comes about two years after his last mixtape ‘DWTD (Do What They Do)’. PSYCHE consists of seven tracks, all of which Joohoney helped compose, arrange, and write lyrics on. This Mixtape, and the lyrics throughout it, take you through the different sides of Joohoney’s world as
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Willow’s songs explore the rise and pitfalls of her romantic relationships. Whether that be making  an empowering “hot girl” track for all the females listening, or a grungy track to describe the pain she went through. Willow’s main message is that we are multidimensional creatures, and it’s okay to feel different emotions. Sometimes we are
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Photo Credit – Chase Thomson Going to an event by myself for the first time ever led me to writing “Ghosts,” the song I am sharing with you today. I remember standing at the back of the room, feeling so insignificant and small. I felt like I wasn’t interesting, smart, pretty, or experienced enough. Even
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This is my absolute favourite song that I’ve written… Consider the feeling of meeting someone and their presence rendering you speechless. You become self-conscious and words don’t come out right… and you don’t want to let this chance slip away because you might never see them again. Experiencing this kind of love at first sight,
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[embedded content] Eve Jihan Jeffers Cooper (born November 10, 1978) better known as rap star Eve (sylized as EVƎ) She has released four studio albums, Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders’ First Lady (1999), Scorpion (2001), Eve-Olution (2002) and Lip Lock (2013). Eve achieved chart success with the singles, “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”, “Who’s That Girl”, “Gangsta Lovin’” and “Tambourine”. Besides solo materials, Eve earned
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Driven by a competitive hunger, MOE rhymes with verbal athleticism, undeniable charisma, and fierce individuality. Posting up nearly 10 million streams independently, and landing a high-profile placement in NBA2K20, the Orlando rapper brings an unbreakable work ethic and the spirit of competition from the court to the culture on his 2020 debut for Epic Records. He
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