The Boot Staff
2017 CMA Awards Opening Monologue Mixes Political Humor, Solemn Remembrances
The opening monologue at the 2017 CMA Awards touched on recent tragedies, political humor and the importance of family.
Story Behind the Song: Lady Antebellum, ‘American Honey’
Songwriters Shane Stevens and Carey Barlowe share how Lady Antebellum's song "American Honey" came to be.
Story Behind the Song: Billy Currington, ‘Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer’
Songwriter Troy Jones shares with The Boot the story behind Billy Currington's single "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer."
Before They Were Famous: Country Stars’ Worst Jobs
They may be stars now, but some of country music's most popular performers really paid their dues in their early days.
Top 10 Cover Songs in Country Music
Remakes, also commonly known as cover songs, go all the way back to the earliest days of popular music and have stretched across myriad musical genres.
50 Country Songs Everyone Must Hear Before They Die
The Boot rounds up a list of 50 country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk songs that everyone should hear at least once in their lifetime.