For as long as he can remember, Chuck has been crazy about rock and roll. His first concert was Def Leppard when he was five years old and the rest, as they say, is history. Chuck is the host of Loudwire Nights and he also handles all things over at Ultimate Metallica. There's plenty that can be said about Chuck, but most importantly, he's a fan first and tries to live his life by one simple motto: Full speed or nothin'.
Interview: With ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’, Steve Earle Wants His Subjects to Feel Heard
"You know what I want to come out of this record? I just want people in West Virginia to know I hear them, to know that I give a f--k, that somebody who lives in New York City gives a f--k."
11 Songs That Helped Define Alt-Country in the 1990s
While you may not agree that every song deserves a spot on this list, we hope you'll agree that alt-country deserves its place cemented in the history books.
Who Is Lukas Nelson? 5 Things You Need to Know
Since the release of their debut EP, Nelson and Promise of the Real have become notable stars in their own right, but how well do you really know them?
Interview: Hayes Carll Celebrates Storied Career With New LP, ‘What It Is’
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Record Store Day Black Friday 2018: 5 Country Music Releases to Buy
There are tons of releases that will grace the shelves of your favorite stores for Record Store Day Black Friday this year, and we pick some of our favorites.
Interview: Patterson Hood Opens Up About Adam’s House Cat, His First Band With Drive-By Truckers Co-Founder Mike Cooley
Hood, co-founder of Drive-By Truckers, shares his thoughts on the release of his first band's debut LP, 'Town Burned Down.'
Interview: John Hiatt Reflects on His Past, Invigorated By New LP, ‘The Eclipse Sessions’
The legendary singer-songwriter opens up about the recording of his latest LP, and looks back on his storied career.
Record Store Day 2018: 11 Releases Country Fans Can’t Miss
We went through the massive list of releases for this year's Record Store Day and picked out some of our favorites. What's on your shopping list?
2018’s New Country, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums
Releases from some of our favorite artists have been on the calendar this year.
Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums of 2017
In celebration of these genres that we love, The Boot is ecstatic to share its staff's picks for some of the best releases of 2017.