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Loretta Lynn: 5 Badass Moments She Changed Everything
When Loretta Lynn entered country music more than 60 (SIXTY!) years ago, she changed everything, from what a female country singer could sing about to what a female country singer could achieve.
Loretta Lynn: Her 10 Best Albums
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Top 10 Travis Tritt Songs
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10 Things You Might Not Know About Martina McBride
Think you're McBride's ultimate fan? Let's find out!
Whoops! 12 Unforgettable Country Concert Onstage Mishaps
A country music concert can be a full-contact sport!
Cheers! 15 Country Stars Who Have Their Own Alcohol Brands
For some country artists, singing about alcohol isn't enough -- they sell it too.
12 Country Songs That Are … Well, a Little Dirty
Double entendre, puns, unexpected turns of phrase -- the best country stars and songwriters don't shy away from a literary device.
Top 5 Maddie & Tae Songs
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2019 in Review: Laine Hardy Wins ‘Idol’, Toby Keith Name-Drops + More of May’s Biggest Country Music Headlines
The Boot is looking back at some of the top headlines from 2019.
2019 in Review: Miranda Lambert Gets Married, Doug Supernaw Reveals Cancer Diagnosis + More of February’s Biggest Country Music Headlines
To determine the five biggest stories of each month, The Boot's staff looked at website traffic.
2019 in Review: John Denver’s Former Home Goes Up for Sale, Waylon Jennings’ Son Dies + More of January’s Biggest Country Music Headlines
As we come to the close of 2019, The Boot is looking back at some of the top headlines from the first half of the year.
Top 10 Tammy Wynette Songs
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