The Boot Staff
Darius Rucker’s First CMA Awards Nominations Helped Him Feel Accepted in Country Music
"That was one of the greatest moments of my musical life."
Tim McGraw + Faith Hill — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
McGraw and Hill first met at a Nashville radio station event, but things didn't start heating up until the blond beauty, a budding star at the time, was an opening act on McGraw's 1996 tour.
Chuck Dauphin, Esteemed Nashville Music Journalist, Dead at 45
Rest in peace, Chuck ...
15 Years Ago: Terri Clark Hits No. 1 With ‘Girls Lie Too’
On Sept. 11, 2004, Clark earned her second No. 1 hit in the United States with her single "Girls Lie Too."
20 Years Ago: Chely Wright Hits No. 1 With ‘Single White Female’
On Sept. 11, 1999, Wright earned her first No. 1 single with "Single White Female," which was the title track of her sophomore album.
30 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Hits No. 1 With ‘I Wonder Do You Think of Me’
Sept. 9, 1989, was a bittersweet day for friends and family of the late Whitley.
40 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Certified Platinum
On Sept. 7, 1979, Jennings' 'Greatest Hits' album was certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units.
25 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut
On Aug. 31, 1994, Walker earned his first platinum record with his self-titled debut album.
45 Years Ago: George Jones Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘The Grand Tour’
On Aug. 31, 1974, Jones earned a No. 1 hit with his song "The Grand Tour," which was the title track of his 41st studio album.
35 Years Ago: The Judds Earn First Billboard No. 1 With ‘Mama He’s Crazy’
On Aug. 4, 1984, the Judds earned their first No. 1 hit with "Mama He's Crazy," from their freshman 'Wynonna & Naomi' EP.