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21 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.
17 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘American Soldier’
On Feb. 21, 2004, Keith earned his 13th No. 1 hit.
73 Years Ago: Little Jimmy Dickens Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Feb. 21, 1948, Dickens made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
10 Country Bands Whose Lineups Look Very Different Now
Some of your favorite country bands have seen their lineups shuffle and change over the years ...
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…
What Would Elvis Presley Look Like If He Was Still Alive?
The King of Rock and Roll remains a vital influence on artists the world over, and the mythology surrounding him has grown to epic proportions.
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 ..."
11 Years Ago: Jimmy Wayne Begins His Meet Me Halfway Walk
On Jan. 1, 2010, the singer-songwriter kicked off the new year by starting a 1,700-mile walk, called Meet Me Halfway, to raise awareness about youth aging out of the foster care system.
27 Years Ago: Faith Hill Scores Her First No. 1 Hit
On Jan. 1, 1994, Hill started off the new year on a high note.
62 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Performs at San Quentin State Prison
On Jan. 1, 1959, the Man in Black kicked off the new year on a high note.
129 Years Ago: The Ryman Auditorium Officially Opens
In 1892, the Ryman Auditorium opened its doors.