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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.
Stephen Barker Liles + Jenna Michelle Kennedy — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Love and Theft's Barker Liles has been married to his wife, Jenna Michelle Kennedy, since Aug. 24, 2014 -- but if it were up to the musician, they would have tied the knot long before then.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Martina McBride
Think you're McBride's ultimate fan? Let's find out!
Cheers! 15 Country Stars Who Have Their Own Alcohol Brands
For some country artists, singing about alcohol isn't enough -- they sell it too.
Country Stars’ Side Hustles: 14 Artists Who Do More Than Sing
These country stars have cooking shows, clothing stores and more!
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.
Lee Brice + Sara Reeveley — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Brice and wife Sara have a storybook romance -- just ask Brice.
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 ...
Terrible Movies Starring Country Artists
There are many things that country artists are good at -- but these movies are not among them.
Everything We Know About Florida Georgia Line’s New Album, ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’
It's coming in mid-February!
2018 in Review: Keith Urban Joins ‘The Voice’, George Strait’s Drummer Dies + More of September’s Biggest Country Music Headlines
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