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33 Years Ago: Randy Travis’ ‘Always & Forever’ Goes Double Platinum
On Jan. 29, 1988, Travis earned his first double-platinum album, for 'Always & Forever'.
Story Behind the Song: Carrie Underwood, ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’
Underwood's first single from her debut album, 'Some Hearts', spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and earned a Top 10 spot on the Christian Songs chart (No. 4), a Top 20 spot on the Hot 100 (No. 20) and Top 30 spot on the Adult…
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 Billy Currington Songs
From laid-back, good-time anthems, to serious traditional country songs and soulful ballads, Currington has run the musical gamut in his recording career.
21 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Chris Gaines
On Nov. 13, 1999, Brooks performed double duty on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'.
31 Years Ago: George Strait Hits No. 1 With ‘What’s Going on in Your World’
On July 22, 1989, Strait soared to the top of the charts with his single "What's Going on in Your World."
POLL: What’s the Best Linda Ronstadt Song?
Which one is your favorite?
Top 10 Country Vacation Songs
There's nothing we look forward to more through the long winter months than the prospect of a nice, relaxing (and preferably tropical) vacation.
Top 5 LoCash Songs
The Boot counts down five of the best songs by LoCash.
Story Behind the Song: Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’
"The lyrics speak to the challenges we've had as a country, but hopefully the song leaves you feeling inspired and optimistic ..."