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Boots And Hearts And Rain And Country Music

Carrie Underwood & Tim McGraw

Carrie Underwood & Tim McGraw

Sarah spent last weekend in the rain and mud and relative wilderness of the inaugural Boots And Hearts country music festival in Bowmanville, Ontario.

The festival, which is aiming to become a sort of Bonnaroo for new country, had a pile of big names like Carrie Underwood, Kid Rock and Tim McGraw perform across its three days.

It also had non-stop rain, mud and front loading tractors driving through the middle of the audience (you have to backtrack through Sarah’s twitter account at @fodderfigure to see some of this stuff… it was kind of an Apocalypse Now adventure).

Anyway, she also wrote an official recap of the fest which you can read over at The Boot by clicking here.

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Carrie Underwood Is (Not) Secretly A Grunge Rocker Who Loves Pearl Jam

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

UPDATE: Because AOL Music Blog is RIP this story can now be found in full HERE.

Carrie Underwood‘s mostly known as a perky blonde country singing reality tv superstar, but she also has a not-quite-secret rocker past.

When Sarah interviewed her recently for The Boot Underwood told her that she was all about Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Nirvana and had a secret hair metal phase, too.

Rock on, Carrie. \m/

Click here to read the story.

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Kevin Costner Was Responsible For Whitney Houston’s Biggest Hit

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner, known throughout the world as Lieutenant Dunbar in Dances With Wolves and the Mariner in Waterworld, also happens to be a bit of determined country musician.

He’s been at it for years touring about and trying to, y’know, make it.

Sarah recently spoke to Costner when he was in Toronto to promote the forthcoming Boots And Hearts country music festival.

The resulting conversation ended up as a story double-shot.

The first story, about how Costner was the catalyst in getting Whitney Houston recording the song “I Will Always Love You” for The Bodyguard ran on AOL Music Blog. Click here for that.

The second story ran on country music site The Boot and went deeper into his country music career. Click here to read that one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Of Rascal Flatts, Natasha Bedingfields, And Boots

Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield

Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield

If we told you that country stars Rascal Flatts and pop starlet Natasha Bedinfield would do a song together, that’s one thing.

But for Risky Fuel operatives to talk them and write about it for something called, The Boot? Well, that’s an entirely different world altogether.

But that’s just what Sarah did. You can read her story by clicking here.

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