The Boot Staff
Country Stars Who Have Served in the Military
Country music is filled with songs proclaiming love and devotion to the United States, but for many artists, their patriotism runs much deeper.
36 Years Ago: Alabama Become First Country Group to Go Triple Platinum
On Oct. 25, 1984, Alabama accomplished a feat that had never been achieved by a country group before.
32 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Reaches No. 1 With ‘Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That’
On Aug. 5, 1989, Parton soared to the top of the charts with her single "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That."
27 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Performs With KISS on ‘The Tonight Show’
On July 13, 1994, Brooks performed "Hard Luck Woman" with the rock band on 'The Tonight Show'.
33 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Signs With Capitol Records
On June 17, 1988, Brooks signed with Capitol Records.
42 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers Hits No. 1 With ‘She Believes in Me’
On June 9, 1979, Rogers soared to the top of the charts with his single "She Believes in Me," from his 'The Gambler' album.
17 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson Hits No. 1 With ‘Redneck Woman’
On May 29, 2004, Wilson earned her first No.1 hit with her debut single, "Redneck Woman," from her album 'Here for the Party'.
Story Behind the Song: Pistol Annies, ‘Hush Hush’
"There's no family I've met that's perfect, that doesn't have some sort of an issue ..."
Story Behind the Song: Chris Young, ‘I Can Take It From There’
"I had no idea that day walking in; I had nothing ..."
What Is Country Music? Rodney Atkins Says It Lets You Know You’re Not Alone
To Rodney Atkins, country music lets you know you're not alone.
Kenny Rogers Dead at 81
Kenny Rogers has died. He was 81 years old.
Top 10 Country Love Songs
The Boot counts down the Top 10 love songs in country music.