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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.
2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: These Country Music Tours + Festivals Are Affected
The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on March 11.
21 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On March 13, 1999, Yearwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
40 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Hits No. 1 With ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys’
On March 8, 1980, Nelson's "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" soared to the top of the charts, becoming his fifth No. 1 hit.
Johnny Cash + June Carter Cash — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Theirs is a love story of persistence.
Country Music’s Top 20 Opening Lyrics
You know the old saying "You never get a second chance to make a first impression"? Well, that's just as true in music as it is in life!
15 Years Ago: Rascal Flatts Ride to No. 1 With ‘Bless the Broken Road’
On Feb. 12, 2005, "Bless the Broken Road" hit No. 1.
POLL: Which Country Star Should Perform a Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Vote for the country star you'd most like to see perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.
22 Years Ago: The Dixie Chicks Release ‘Wide Open Spaces’
'Wide Open Spaces' has sold more than 12 million copies
Meet The Boot’s 2020 Artists to Watch
We're betting on big years for these rising stars in 2020.
These Country, Americana, Folk + Bluegrass Artists Are All Going on Tour in 2020
These country, Americana, folk and bluegrass acts are all hitting the road in 2020!
New Music Rundown: Country, Americana, Bluegrass + Folk Albums Coming in 2020
Be on the lookout for these new albums in 2020!