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‘Nashville Songwriter’ Book to Be Released This Month

Ever wonder what the inspiration was behind some of country music's biggest hits? Well, now that information will be readily available. 'Nashville Songwriter: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music's Greatest Hits' will be released on Sept. 9 and includes the stories behind some some of country music's most-beloved tunes.

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5 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’

Five years ago today (Sept. 2, 2009), Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success. It was on this day that his single, 'Big Green Tractor,' went gold, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units.

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Sunny Sweeney Interview: Singer-Songwriter Gets ‘Provoked’ on Her Latest Album

Sunny Sweeney's third studio album is an instant classic.

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Zac Brown Band, ‘Colder Weather’ — Story Behind the Song

The Boot sat down with songwriter Wyatt Durrette to discuss the Zac Brown Band's hit single, 'Colder Weather.'

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Colt Ford & Friends Announces Celebrity Golf Classic and All-Star Jam

Colt Ford is returning once again to host his 3rd annual Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic. The event, which will be held on Sept. 15, brings together several of Ford's famous friends to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Colt Ford Foundation.

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Brad Paisley Talks Guitar Riffs

After pushing the boundaries of country music with his previous album, 'Wheelhouse,' Brad Paisley returned to his roots for 'Moonshine in the Trunk,' making an album that had his fans foremost in his mind.

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Zac Brown
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Zac Brown Band, ‘Highway 20 Ride’ — Story Behind the Song

Songwriter Wyatt Durrette tells The Boot about the tear-jerking inspiration behind the Zac Brown Band's fourth single off their platinum-selling 'Foundation' album, 'Highway 20 Ride.' Wyatt was also Zac's co-writer on the band's first three No. 1 hits, 'Chicken Fried,' 'Whatever It Is' and 'Toes.'

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Lee Brice, ‘Drinking Class’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

With ‘Drinking Class,’ Lee Brice has released the song that will close his shows for years to come.

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Taylor Swift Really, Really, Really Loves Her Cats – Here’s Video Proof!

Taylor Swift doesn't keep her love for cats a secret -- especially her cats! The starlet uses social media, live TV shows and interviews to profess her love for her furry feline friends, Meredith and Olivia Benson, as is evident in this fun compilation video.

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Kristian Bush
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Kristian Bush Reveals Sugarland Songs Tell a Story

Kristian Bush is working on his own solo album, but his work with Jennifer Nettles as part of the award-winning duo Sugarland is never far from his mind. The singer-songwriter, who co-wrote most of the songs on their four studio albums, reveals that many of the tunes told one continuous story.

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20 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut

Twenty years ago today, on Aug. 31, 1994, Clay Walker was undoubtedly in a celebratory mood. It was on this day that the singer-songwriter earned his first platinum record, signifying sales in excess of one million units, with his self-titled debut.

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Dolly Parton Calls Her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a ‘Wet T-Shirt Contest’ [Watch]

No one thought she would do it, but the always glamorous Dolly Parton has completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ... in a way only she could.

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