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6 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’

Six years ago today (Sept. 2, 2009), Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success. It was on this day that his single "Big Green Tractor" went gold, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units.

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

Thirty-six 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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Rascal Flatts Reveal Hooky ‘I Like the Sound of That’ as Newest Single

Country trio Rascal Flatts have a brand new single, "I Like the Sound of That," impacting radio Monday (Aug. 31).

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

Today (Aug. 31) is a big anniversary for George Jones. It was on this day in 1974, 41 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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18 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, 18 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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The Contenders Line Across the Water
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The Contenders, ‘Line Across the Water’ [Exclusive Premiere]

The Contenders, a duo made up of guitarist and singer Jay Nash and drummer Josh Day (who has worked with Jennifer Nettles and Sara Barielles) are premiering a new song, "Line Across the Water," and they're letting The Boot's readers hear it first.

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Darius Rucker Charles Kelley Homegrown Honey
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Darius Rucker Almost Bailed on Charles Kelley When Writing ‘Homegrown Honey’

Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum wrote Rucker's recent single "Homegrown Honey" together, but the co-write almost didn't happen because Rucker was close to backing out.

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Thomas Rhett Vacation
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Thomas Rhett Previews New Song ‘Vacation’ With Music Video

Thomas Rhett will be sharing new music from Tangled Up by releasing a new video every Friday until the album's release on Sept. 25, and the first song he's revealing coincides perfectly with the current summer season.

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LeAnn Rimes Good Friend and a Glass of Wine lyrics
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Story Behind the Song: LeAnn Rimes, ‘Good Friend and a Glass of Wine’

LeAnn Rimes, Darrell Brown and Blair Daly co-wrote "Good Friend and a Glass of Wine," from Rimes' 2007 studio album, Family. Rimes released the song as the record's second single, in March of 2008; it peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Below, Rimes tells The Boot about how the tune got its title.

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

It's been 33 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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