The Boot Staff
Darius Rucker’s First CMA Awards Nominations Helped Him Feel Accepted in Country Music
"That was one of the greatest moments of my musical life."
When Worlds Collide: 10 Country Music-Meets-Football Crossovers
The crossover between the gridiron and Music Row has been heavily trafficked over the years.
Top 10 Country Music Video Cameos
Jason Aldean once called Nashville "Hollywood with a touch of twang," and rocker Shawn Mullins deemed Los Angeles "kind of like Nashville with a tan," so it's only natural that the stars from each city would intermingle -- personally and professionally.
Top 10 Country Artists of the 2000s
From seasoned legends to tween newcomers, the country music pool diversified hugely in the first decade of the 2000s -- not only in demographics but also in sound.
15 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Aug. 23, 2003, Adkins was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Top 10 Country Music Albums of the 2000s
Narrowing down a decade's worth of albums into a list of just 10 is brutal business.
Top 10 Country Songs of the 2000s
A great country song can inspire you, make you laugh or make you cry. It may even enliven you to do crazy things like jump out of an airplane, dance like no one is watching ... or do a little damage to a cheater's beloved truck.
8 Years Ago: Jimmy Wayne Finishes His Meet Me Halfway Walk
On Aug. 1, 2010, Wayne finished his 1,700-mile Meet Me Halfway Walk in Phoenix, Ariz.
What Did Your Favorite Country Stars Look Like as Children? See the Pics!
Have you ever wondered what your favorite country singer looked like when he or she was pint-sized?
Country Music’s Nastiest Lawsuits
Where there's smoke, there's bound to be fire, so the saying goes ... and where there's money, there's bound to be lawsuits, even between generally congenial country stars.
50 Country Songs Everyone Must Hear Before They Die
The Boot rounds up a list of 50 country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk songs that everyone should hear at least once in their lifetime.
50 Country Albums Everyone Must Hear Before They Die
Whether you're a country fan or not, these albums are must-listens!