The Boot Staff
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.
26 Years Ago: Joe Diffie’s ‘Pickup Man’ Goes to No. 1
On Dec. 17, 1994, Diffie received an early Christmas present.
George + Norma Strait — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
In his personal life and in his music, Strait is a man who knows a thing or two about consistency and commitment.
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."
32 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Stardust’ Spends 10 Years on the Billboard Charts
On Aug. 13, 1988, Nelson set a new record in country music.
Top 10 Father’s Day Country Songs
These country songs are the perfect Father's Day soundtrack.
52 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Kenny!
20 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wraps Up Spring Training With the New York Mets
On March 19, 2000, Brooks wrapped up spring training with the New York Mets.