The Boot Staff
Brad Paisley + Kimberly Williams Paisley — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
As a teenager in Glen Dale, W. Va., Paisley took a date to see the film 'Father of the Bride' and couldn't help but notice its lead actress ...
11 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘White Liar’ Goes Gold
On March 12, 2010, Lambert earned a gold record for "White Liar," from her 'Revolution' album.
21 Years Ago: The Chicks Hit No. 1 With ‘Cowboy, Take Me Away’
The song is on their album 'Fly'.
28 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVII
On Jan. 31, 1993, Brooks sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, but not without controversy.
33 Years Ago: Randy Travis’ ‘Always & Forever’ Goes Double Platinum
On Jan. 29, 1988, Travis earned his first double-platinum album, for 'Always & Forever'.
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: 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…
23 Years Ago: Martina McBride Hits No. 1 With ‘A Broken Wing’
On Jan. 10, 1998, McBride soared to No. 1 with "A Broken Wing."
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."
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.