The Boot Staff
16 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘I Love This Bar’
On Nov. 15, 2003, Keith earned his 12th No. 1 single with "I Love This Bar," but chances are good that he had no idea just how much the song would affect his life.
Story Behind the Song: Alan Jackson (Feat. Jimmy Buffett), ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
The Boot sat down with songwriter Don Rollins to hear the story behind this now-classic tune.
27 Years Ago: George Strait Stars in ‘Pure Country’
A look back at the 1992 film 'Pure Country', which starred country singer Strait.
POLL: Who’s Your Favorite CMA Awards Host?
Hosting the CMAs is one of the most prestigious gigs in country music.
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."
16 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘What Was I Thinkin”
On Sept. 27, 2003, Bentley earned his first No. 1 hit with "What Was I Thinkin'," from his self-titled freshman album.
20 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Hits No. 1 With ‘Something Like That’
On Sept. 25, 1999, McGraw earned his 10th No. 1 hit with "Something Like That."
25 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Hits No. 1 With ‘XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)’
On Sept. 10, 1994, Yearwood's single "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)" became her second No. 1 hit.
30 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Hits No. 1 With ‘I Wonder Do You Think of Me’
Sept. 9, 1989, was a bittersweet day for friends and family of the late Whitley.
40 Years Ago: Willie Nelson and Leon Russell Share No. 1 Spot With ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Rema…
On Sept. 1, 1979, Nelson and Russell hit the No. 1 spot with their remake of the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel."
40 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 21, 1979, Daniels earned a gold single for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," from his 'Million Mile Reflections' album.