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2017’s 10 Most Unforgettable Country Music Moments
The Boot counts down the most unforgettable country music moments of 2017.
The Boot’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
Looking for the perfect gift for the country fan on your list? We've got you covered!
Alan Jackson Performs ‘Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow’ at 2017 CMA Awards
Alan Jackson performed "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" during the 2017 CMA Awards.
Carrie Underwood Honors Route 91 Harvest Festival Victims With ‘Softly and Tenderly’ at 20…
Carrie Underwood performed a moving tribute at the 2017 CMA Awards to victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting.
Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts Perform ‘My Town’ in Honor of Troy Gentry at 2017 CMA Awards
Rascal Flatts and Dierks Bentley performed "My Town" in honor of Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry at the 2017 CMA Awards.
Marty Stuart Honors Tom Petty With ‘Runnin’ Down a Dream’ Cover [WATCH]
Following Tom Petty's death, Marty Stuart paid tribute to him with a cover of "Runnin' Down a Dream" on 'Later ... With Jools Holland'.
Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting: What We Know About Shooter Stephen Paddock
Who was Stephen Paddock? Here's everything that's known so far about the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooter.
Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting: Performers Check in as Safe on Socials
As news broke early Monday morning (Oct. 2) about the mass shooting unfolding at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., country artists who were performing during the three-day event used social media to let fans know they were safe.