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The 10 Most Unforgettable Country Music Moments of the 2010s
Here's a look back at the decade's biggest headlines ...
2019 in Review: George Strait Drops New Music, Chuck Wicks Gets Engaged + More of March’s Biggest Country Music Headlines
The Boot is looking back at some of the top headlines from the year.
2019 in Review: The Year’s New Country, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums
It's been a good year for new music!
Top 10 Avett Brothers Songs
Do y'all agree?
Country Stars Who Are Sober
Some of its biggest stars -- yes, even the ones who sing drinking songs -- are sober.
Top 10 Country Songs About Texas
God blessed Texas ...
Top 5 Movies About Country Music
There's no shortage of country music representation on screens big and small.
9 Times Hollywood Has Misrepresented Country Music
Don't believe everything you see on the screen ...
Top 10 Country Artists of the 1970s
From traditional-leaning artists to boundary-pushing outlaws to the daring women who spoke up about real issues, the 10 country artists below helped define country music in the '70s.
What Is the Music Modernization Act, and Why Should Country Fans Care About It?
Country music fans who were on social media this summer likely saw songwriters, musicians and politicians tweeting about something called the Music Modernization Act, or the MMA. They were advocating for its passage ... but what the heck is it?
Top 10 Country Songs of the 1960s
What's your No. 1 pick?
Top 5 Jamey Johnson Songs
Do you agree?
Top 5 Biggest Country and Americana Moments of 2018 (So Far)
So far, 2018 has been a year of redemptions and comebacks.
8 of Country Music’s Best Concert Traditions
There's nothing like a concert: the spectacle of live music, the experience of seeing songs you love brought to life ... and the possibility of the unexpected.
18 Swoon-Worthy Country Music Quotes About Love
Country music centers so strongly on storytelling, and one of its favorites stories to tell is a love story.