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35 Years Ago: Willie Nelson and Leon Russell Share No. 1 Spot With ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Remake

Thirty-five years ago today, on Sept. 1, 1979, Leon Russell and Willie Nelson both had one very good reason to celebrate. Their remake of the Elvis Presley classic, 'Heartbreak Hotel,' soared to No. 1 on the country chart.

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George Jones
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40 Years Ago: George Jones Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘The Grand Tour’

Today (Aug. 31) is a big day for George Jones. It was on this day in 1974, 40 years ago, that the country music hitmaker earned his sixth No. 1 hit with his single 'The Grand Tour.'

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Kenny Chesney
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17 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’

Aug. 30 marks a big anniversary for Kenny Chesney. It was on that date, 17 years ago, that the Tennessee native reached a career turning point with 'She's Got It All,' from his fourth album, 'I Will Stand.' The song became his first No. 1 Billboard hit on Aug. 30, 1997.

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Tim McGraw
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Tim McGraw Releases ‘Shotgun Rider’ Single

Tim McGraw has released his latest single, 'Shotgun Rider,' which he debuted on the 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' in February.

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Zac Brown Band
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Zac Brown Band, ‘Colder Weather’ — Story Behind the Song

The Boot sat down with songwriter Wyatt Durrette to discuss the Zac Brown Band's hit single, 'Colder Weather.'

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Kristian Bush
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Kristian Bush Reveals Sugarland Songs Tell a Story

Kristian Bush is working on his own solo album, but his work with Jennifer Nettles as part of the award-winning duo Sugarland is never far from his mind. The singer-songwriter, who co-wrote most of the songs on their four studio albums, reveals that many of the tunes told one continuous story.

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The Josh Abbott Band Release Music Video for New Single, ‘Hangin’ Around’

The Josh Abbott Band is back and better than ever. The Texas group is hitting the airwaves with their latest single, 'Hangin' Around,' which each of the six members says they fell in love with the first moment they heard it.

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32 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’

It's been 32 years since George Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with 'Fool Hearted Memory.' The Texan's first single from his sophomore album, 'Strait From the Heart,' shot to the top of the charts, paving the way for 59 more singles to follow. The song reached No. 1 on Aug. 28, 1982.

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Zac Brown
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Zac Brown Band, ‘Highway 20 Ride’ — Story Behind the Song

Songwriter Wyatt Durrette tells The Boot about the tear-jerking inspiration behind the Zac Brown Band's fourth single off their platinum-selling 'Foundation' album, 'Highway 20 Ride.' Wyatt was also Zac's co-writer on the band's first three No. 1 hits, 'Chicken Fried,' 'Whatever It Is' and 'Toes.'

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Pat Green
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Pat Green Releases New Song With Lyle Lovett

Pat Green is in good company with his latest tune. The Texan released a new single, 'Girls From Texas,' with Houston native Lyle Lovett joining him on the mid-tempo song.

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