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17 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘American Soldier’
On Feb. 21, 2004, Keith earned his 13th No. 1 hit.
62 Years Ago: Buddy Holly Killed in a Plane Crash
A country music icon was almost on the plane with him ...
47 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ Becomes a No. 1 Hit
On Feb. 2, 1974, Parton earned her second No. 1 hit with "Jolene."
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…
Top 10 Faith Hill Songs
Hill's songs are some of the most popular of the last 20 years.
62 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Performs at San Quentin State Prison
On Jan. 1, 1959, the Man in Black kicked off the new year on a high note.
129 Years Ago: The Ryman Auditorium Officially Opens
In 1892, the Ryman Auditorium opened its doors.
Story Behind the Song: David Lee Murphy, ‘Dust on the Bottle’
"The song just fell out in, like, 15 minutes ..."