The Boot Staff
36 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Earns Her First No. 1 Hit
On Jan. 8, 1983, McEntire earned her first No. 1 hit with "Can't Even Get the Blues."
Meet the Cowboys of Then and Now
Romance novelists Lindsay McKenna and Diana Palmer have new novels to share, featuring veterans, ranchers and turn-of-the-century Texas royalty. If these characters' lives had a soundtrack, it would most certainly be country music.
9 Years Ago: Jimmy Wayne Begins His Meet Me Halfway Walk
On Jan. 1, 2010, the singer-songwriter kicked off the new year by starting a 1,700-mile walk, called Meet Me Halfway, to raise awareness about youth aging out of the foster care system.
25 Years Ago: Faith Hill Scores Her First No. 1 Hit
On Jan. 1, 1994, Hill started off the new year on a high note.
60 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Performs at San Quentin State Prison
On Jan. 1, 1959, the Man in Black kicked off the new year on a high note.
127 Years Ago: The Ryman Auditorium Officially Opens
In 1892, the Ryman Auditorium opened its doors.
41 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.
26 Years Ago: Vince Gill Hits No. 1 With ‘Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away’
Gill had just begun a career-making hot streak when "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away" became his second straight No. 1 hit on Dec. 26, 1992.
10 Must-Own Country Christmas Albums
Country music and Christmas songs have been walking together hand in hand through the drifting snow for decades.
POLL: What’s the Best Country Song About Snow?
Whether you're currently walking in a winter wonderland or still crossing your fingers for a white Christmas, country music can provide your soundtrack.