In the latter part of 2006, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip got together to write, not knowing that their lives would soon change forever. The three songwriters, christened the Peach Pickers because they all hail from Georgia, have become one of Nashville's most successful writing teams, penning Joe Nichols' 'Gimme That Girl,' Blake Shelton's 'All About Tonight' and Luke Bryan's 'I Don't Want This Night to End,' among others.
Grace & Tony are back! The husband-and-wife duo have been in the studio working on new music, but they took a break and spent some time with Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rowan Corbet for December's Greenroom Sessions video.
Ray Price married Janie Price (nee Phillips) on June 11, 1970. They were together almost exactly 43 and a half years before the country music legend passed away on Dec. 16, 2013, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Darius Rucker's 'Don't Think I Don't Think About It' was a big tune for the singer-songwriter. Rucker co-wrote the debut single from his first country album, 'Learn to Live,' with Clay Mills and released it in 2008. The track became Rucker's first solo Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also hit No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, making Rucker the first solo African-American artist to top the latter chart since Charley Pride did it in 1983. 'Don't Think I Don't Think About It' also earned platinum status, and Rucker tells The Boot how the song came about below.
Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson and Dallas Davidson wrote 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk' together, and Trace Adkins released the song as the third single from 2004's 'Songs About Me.' The tune became a crossover hit, peaking at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and landing in the Top 40 on the Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts, not to mention earning a gold certification. Below, Johnson tells The Boot about how the song came to be.
Bryan Kennedy and Dan Roberts co-wrote 'Beaches of Cheyenne' with Garth Brooks. As the third single from his 'Fresh Horses' album, the tune became Brooks' 15th Billboard No. 1 in 1996. Inside, Kennedy and Roberts tell The Boot about how the song came to be.
'Last Name' is the third single from Carrie Underwood's second studio album, 'Carnival Ride.' Released in 2008, the song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and won a Grammy, a People's Choice Award and a BMI Award. The tune was co-written by Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey and Underwood. Inside, Laird shares the story behind the song.
Dom Flemons, a founding member of Grammy-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, has embarked on a solo career, and he's premiering his new video, 'Too Long (I've Been Gone),' exclusively on The Boot.
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