The Boot Staff
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…
Story Behind the Song: Jimmy Wayne, ‘Just Knowing You Love Me’
"We all agreed that it was a song title that every single person in the world can relate to ..."
36 Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ Hits No. 1
On Jan. 5, 1985, Strait was starting the new year on a high note.
43 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Earns Her First Gold Album
Parton had already been a country star for a number of years by the time she released her 16th studio album, but the crossover success of the album launched the second phase of her career, in pop music, and earned the superstar her first gold album.
Luke Bryan’s Christmas Eve Tradition Is a Real Gas
In Bryan's house's the night before Christmas is filled with a unique meal ... and its effects.
Chris Young Goes All-Out for Christmas
Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year -- at least according to Young.
27 Years Ago: Faith Hill Debuts on the Grand Ole Opry
Happy (Opry) anniversary to her!
26 Years Ago: Joe Diffie’s ‘Pickup Man’ Goes to No. 1
On Dec. 17, 1994, Diffie received an early Christmas present.
Top 10 Alabama Songs
The Boot counts down our picks for the 10 best Alabama songs.
36 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson Record ‘H…
Talk about an anniversary to remember!
16 Years Ago: Gary Allan’s ‘Nothing on But the Radio’ Goes to No. 1
On Dec. 4, 2004, Allan notched his third No. 1 single, "Nothing on But the Radio."