The Boot Staff
How Dolly Parton’s Tour Bus Changed John Madden’s Life
The connection between a country music legend and the football icon is a surprising one.
29 Years Ago: Vince Gill Hits No. 1 With ‘Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away’
Gill had just begun a career-making hot streak when "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away" became his second straight No. 1 hit on Dec. 26, 1992.
22 Years Ago: Faith Hill Tops the Charts With ‘Breathe’
Dec. 25, 1999, was a Christmas to remember for Hill.
28 Years Ago: Faith Hill Debuts on the Grand Ole Opry
Happy (Opry) anniversary to her!
The Boot’s Weekly Picks: Maggie Rose, Roberta Lea and More
Take a listen to 10 of our favorite new tracks from country, Americana and beyond.
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The Boot is partnering with Vinyl Me, Please to give away a 12-month country subscription to the monthly record club.
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.
What Is Country Music? For Lee Brice, It’s Personal
"It's the stories of our life ..."
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 Contemporary chart (No. 23).