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44 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.
POLL: What’s Your Favorite Country Song About Fall?
Fall is upon us, which means it's time for football, cool nights, cozy scarves and sweaters ... and pumpkin everything.
What Is Country Music? For Lee Brice, It’s Personal
"It's the stories of our life ..."
32 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Hits No. 1 With ‘I’m No Stranger to the Rain’
On April 8, 1989, "I'm No Stranger to the Rain" became Whitley's last No. 1 hit before his death from alcoholism.
Top 10 Songs By Natalie Hemby
Did you know she wrote all of these songs?
53 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Marries June Carter in Franklin, Ky.
On March 1, 1968, Cash wed Carter in Franklin, Ky.
22 Years Ago: Brad Paisley’s Debut Single Is Released
On Feb. 22, 1999, Paisley released his debut single.
11 Years Ago: Lady A Earn Double-Platinum Single for ‘Need You Now’
On Feb. 18, 2010, Lady A's "Need You Now" single was certified double-platinum, for sales of 2 million copies.
Country Music’s 10 Saddest Music Videos
Sorry in advance for making you cry ...
Top 10 Dolly Parton Songs
Do y'all agree?
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 brag that you knew about them first.
Top 20 Reba McEntire Songs
What's your top pick?