The Boot Staff
31 Years Ago: Keith Whitley’s ‘It Ain’t Nothin” Goes to No. 1
Jan. 13, 1990, was a bittersweet day for Whitley's friends, family and fans.
31 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Stardust’ Is Certified Quadruple Platinum
On Jan. 9, 1990, 'Stardust' album was certified quadruple platinum.
23 Years Ago: Martina McBride Hits No. 1 With ‘A Broken Wing’
On Jan. 10, 1998, McBride soared to No. 1 with "A Broken Wing."
POLL: What’s Your Favorite Elvis Presley Song?
The influence that Presley had on both rock and country music can hardly be overstated.
38 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Earns Her First No. 1 Hit
On Jan. 8, 1983, McEntire earned her first No. 1 hit with "Can't Even Get the Blues."
Meet The Boot’s 2021 Artists to Watch
The Boot's 2021 artists to watch vary in genre, style, influence and background, but these country, Americana, folk and bluegrass newcomers are all poised to have breakout years. Their names are ones to keep your eyes (and ears) on: artists you'll want to hear early, so you can b…
Story Behind the Song: Jimmy Wayne, ‘Just Knowing You Love Me’
"We all agreed that it was a song title that every single person in the world can relate to ..."
36 Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ Hits No. 1
On Jan. 5, 1985, Strait was starting the new year on a high note.
71 Years Ago: Sun Studio Opens in Memphis, Tenn.
Jan. 3, 1950, was an historic day for country music, although no one was aware of it at the time.
11 Years Ago: Jimmy Wayne Begins His Meet Me Halfway Walk
On Jan. 1, 2010, the singer-songwriter kicked off the new year by starting a 1,700-mile walk, called Meet Me Halfway, to raise awareness about youth aging out of the foster care system.