2018 in Review: The Year’s 20 Best Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Songs
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10 Country and Americana Songs That Should’ve Been Hits in 2018
How these country and Americana songs weren't big hits this year is BEYOND us!
42 Years Ago: Kris Kristofferson’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Opens
On Dec. 8, 1976, a remake of 'A Star Is Born' opened in theaters, starring Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand.
2018 in Review: 10 Country and Americana Albums By Women That Should’ve Hit No. 1
Barring any last-minute moves, the top of Billboard's Country Albums and Americana / Folk Albums charts were almost completely dominated by men in 2018.
2018 in Review: Lady Antebellum’s Anthem Flub, Willie Nelson’s Canceled Show + More of May…
As 2018 wraps up, The Boot is looking back at some of the best new music and biggest headlines of the year.
2018 in Review: Carrie Underwood’s ACMs Performance, Chris Stapleton’s Twins + More of Apr…
To determine the five biggest stories of each month, The Boot's staff looked at website traffic; the featured stories received the most visitors throughout the month in which they broke.
2018 in Review: 5 Breakout Country and Americana Acts Who Totally Deserve the Hype
As we survey The Boot's 2018 Artists to Watch list in December, it's a pleasant surprise to see just how many musicians equaled -- if not surpassed -- our expectations.
50 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Returns to Live Performing With ”68 Comeback Special’
On Dec. 3, 1968, Presley made his triumphant return to the stage with an NBC TV special presented by the Singer sewing company.
Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Offer Lighthearted Comedy in 2018 CMA Awards Monologue
In their 11th year co-hosting the CMA Awards, Underwood and Paisley have their comedic monologue routine down pat.
45 Years Ago: David ‘Stringbean’ Akeman, Wife Estelle Murdered
On the night of Nov. 10, 1973, Akeman and his wife, Estelle, were murdered after interrupting a burglary at their home.
35 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s ‘Islands in the Stream’ Tops Pop, Country Ch…
For the two chart weeks dated Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 1983, Rogers and Parton pulled off quite a feat.
Jason Isbell + Amanda Shires — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Isbell and Shires are two of Nashville's most celebrated musicians — and a married couple whose relationship is widely revered.