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Throughout the history of country music, its trailblazing women have told their unabashedly honest forlorn tales of being cheated on. Loretta Lynn’s self-penned “Fist City” is her feisty warning to a flirty stranger, Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” asks women to never leave their husbands despite their transgressions, and Carrie Underwood’s scorchingly vengeful “Before He Cheats” tells men to think twice before
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Kelsey Waldon’s new song “Sweet Little Girl” opens with a dramatic introduction from Jim Lauderdale, who intones, “All the way from Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky, here’s Kelsey Waldon.” And with that, she’s off, delivering a country music tale of hard living, self-medicating, and yearning for home. “I’m gonna drink myself drunk/I’m gonna get myself high/anything just
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Craig Morgan is going on tour this fall. The singer is teaming with Operation Finally Home — an organization that provides mortgage-free homes and home modifications for veterans and other military families — to launch the run. An Army veteran himself, Morgan has been a brand ambassador for the cause since 2017. Called Operation Finally Home
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The movie Urban Cowboy was a modest hit upon its 1980 release. Its soundtrack, however, was a much different, more successful story. The double LP spawned three country No. 1 hits (Johnny Lee’s “Lookin’ for Love,” Mickey Gilley‘s “Stand By Me” and Anne Murray‘s “Could I Have This Dance”), while its Kenny Rogers track, ”Love the World Away,” peaked at No.
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Mandy Moore’s new full-length studio album In Real Life debuts on Friday, May 13 via Verve Forecast. In advance of the album release, she’s set to perform on TODAY on Monday, May 9 and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, May 10. This summer, Moore will headline an extensive tour of North America in support of the new album. It is her first tour
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Plenty of country artists are the children of stars — and every so often, those children take to the stage to perform with their famous parents. Sometimes it’s a one-off, once-in-a-lifetime event, but occasionally, these parent-child combinations turn into lasting musical partnerships. From epic duets between Kelly Clarkson and her mother-in-law Reba McEntire to the decades-spanning
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Mickey Gilley, who shot to country stardom with a string of iconic hits and helped launch the Urban Cowboy craze of the 1980s, has died. According to a statement from his publicist, Gilley died “peacefully” on Saturday (May 7) in Branson, Mo., “with his family and close friends by his side.” The country legend had
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Mickey Gilley, the smooth-voiced, piano-playing country crooner who helped popularize the “Urban Cowboy” movement of the Eighties, died Saturday in Branson, Missouri. He was 86. Gilley’s publicist confirmed the singer’s death. While Gilley had a run of success in the Seventies singing barroom-piano country ballads and rave-ups like “Room Full of Roses” and “Don’t the
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Every week, The Boot highlights recent favorites from country, Americana, folk and everything in between. In every list, you’ll find picks from our contributing team that we think you’ll love. Keep reading to check out the latest installment of The Boot’s Weekly Picks. Angel Olsen “Big Time” Angel Olsen fully embraces country music — something she’s flirted with
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If Keith Urban pushed the boundaries of country music with his 2013 album Fuse, the country superstar broke straight through them like the Kool-Aid Man with 2016’s Ripcord. Urban’s ninth solo studio album, the record was released six years ago today, on May 6, 2016. Both Ripcord‘s lead single, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” and its second release, “Break
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April Rose Gabrielli is a Billboard charting alternative-rock/pop singer, songwriter, producer & pianist. Currently, April has over one million combined streams in co-writing & production credits. In early 2021, April signed an exclusive music publishing deal with BMG Rights Management and a record deal with Soho Records NYC to launch her solo music career. She
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Evan Paul hosts Taste of Country Nights, On Demand, a weekly country music interview podcast that focuses on the music. Follow wherever podcasts are found, like Apple Podcasts and Spotify and leave a rating and review. ​​​​​​​​​​​This show is part of the Townsquare Media On Demand network. Carly Pearce knew opening stadium shows for Kenny Chesney might be intimidating, but there’s one part
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In spite of Dolly Parton’s initial misgivings about accepting a nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the country music icon is officially going to become a member: Her name was among those in the Class of 2022 announced on Wednesday morning. “I am honored and humbled by the fact that I have
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Kentucky native Kelsey Waldon is set to release her new album No Regular Dog on Aug. 12 via Oh Boy Records. “Sweet Little Girl,” the first single from the Shooter Jennings-produced project, features a rich, groovy soundscape that modernizes the gritty outlaw country sound of the 1970s. Lyrically, Waldon finds herself struggling to stay grounded as the days and miles keep passing her by. “I’m
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