32 Years Ago: Mary Chapin Carpenter Releases ‘State of the Heart’
On June 13, 1989, Mary Chapin Carpenter released her second album, 'State of the Heart'.
Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You': Why the Iconic Breakup Song Endures
On June 8, 1974, Parton's "I Will Always Love You" started its first and only week at No. 1 on the charts.
18 Years Ago: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett Release ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On June 2, 2003, Jackson and Buffett teamed up to release the pint glasses-clinking ode "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."
33 Years Ago: Clint Black Signs With RCA Records
The label's been home to Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers and the Judds, among others.
23 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘You’re Still the One’ Hits No. 1
On May 2, 1998, "You're Still the One" hit No. 1 on the country singles chart.
28 Years Ago: Toby Keith Releases His Self-Titled Debut Album
On April 20, 1993, Keith released his self-titled debut album.
28 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Releases His Self-Titled Debut Album
McGraw's self-titled debut album was released on April 20, 1993.
13 Years Ago: Lady A Release Their Debut Album
Has it been that long already?!
32 Years Ago: Suzy Bogguss Releases Her Major-Label Debut Album
On March 21, 1989, Bogguss released her major-label debut album, 'Somewhere Between'.
7 Years Ago: Luke Bryan’s ‘Drink a Beer’ Hits No. 1
During the week of Feb. 15, 2014, "Drink a Beer" began its five-week reign atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
28 Years Ago: Toby Keith Releases His Debut Single, ‘Should’ve Been a Cowboy’
In February of 1993, Keith released his debut single, "Should've Been a Cowboy."
5 Debut Country Albums That Are Hidden Gems
Not all first releases have been hot sellers -- even albums by artists who would soon come to define and influence country music.