A tragic event inspired a Top 10 hit for Alan Jackson. The country hitmaker released "Sissy's Song" in March of 2009, as the fourth single from his Good Time album. Below, Jackson tells The Boot more about the song.
Country music is the music of real life, and its fans keep the music close to them at all times -- especially the big occasions. There's no bigger moment in a person's life than the day they exchange vows, and country music is rich with love songs filled with pledges of undying love and devotion, perfect for couples on that most special of days.
Danny Myrick and Bridgette Tatum co-wrote "She's Country," which Jason Aldean released in December 2008 as the lead single from his 2009 Wide Open album. The song hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in May of 2009 and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. Inside, Myrick and Tatum explain how they crafted the hit.
Songs about lost love are part of the fabric of country music. Since the music tells the true stories of real people's lives, there's no way to shy away from the painful subject of losing someone you love.
Dierks Bentley's sixth Billboard Hot Country Songs No. 1 tune, 'Feel That Fire,' was co-written by Bentley, the Warren Brothers and Brett Beavers. It was released as the lead single from his fourth studio album, of the same name. Inside, Bentley tells The Boot about writing the hit.
Miranda Lambert co-wrote 'White Liar,' the second single from her 'Revolution' album, with Natalie Hemby. The tune became her second Top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and her first Top 40 hit on the Hot 100. It also received three ACM Awards nominations: Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year, the last of which she won. Inside, Lambert tells The Boot about how the song came to be.
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