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Erin Enderlin's 'These Boots' Finds Meaning in the Mundane

Just how talented is Nashville-based singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin? She's skilled enough to weave a detailed tapestry just by contemplating worn-out footwear, as heard on her introspective new single "These Boots."

The ragged boots represent her journey from a promising songwriter to a touring country music act with experience playing the Grand Ole Opry and walking the streets of Bakersfield. Admitting that those trusty boots might need replacing leads to reflecting on lessons learned since the pair was purchased en route to a Colorado rodeo. It's a master class in finding meaning in the mundane.

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Enderlin's songwriting credits include Alan Jackson's "Monday Morning Church," Lee Ann Womack's "Last Call," Luke Bryan's "You Don't Know Jack" and, most recently, Bill Anderson's "Waffle House Christmas." As a solo artist, she's responsible for the Jamey Johnson co-produced album Whiskeytown Crier, a set of songs about small-town life featuring guest appearances by Chris Stapleton and new Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Ricky Skaggs.

She's also a CMT Next Women of Country selection for 2018 and an occasional duet partner for Canadian country legend Terri Clark and Loretta Lynn kinfolk Tara Thompson. Those tidbits just scratch the surface of how busy she's been in "These Boots."

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Erin Enderlin's 'These Boots' Finds Meaning in the Mundane