The Boot Staff
35 Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ Hits No. 1
On Jan. 5, 1985, Strait was starting the new year on a high note.
20 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes’ Self-Titled Album Goes Platinum
On Jan. 3, 2000, Rimes kicked off the new year -- and the new millennium -- on a high note.
70 Years Ago: Sun Studio Opens in Memphis, Tenn.
Jan. 3, 1950, was an historic day for country music, although no one was aware of it at the time.
These Country, Americana, Folk + Bluegrass Artists Are All Going on Tour in 2020
These country, Americana, folk and bluegrass acts are all hitting the road in 2020!
New Music Rundown: Country, Americana, Bluegrass + Folk Albums Coming in 2020
Be on the lookout for these new albums in 2020!
45 Years Ago: ‘Austin City Limits’ Premieres on PBS
On Jan. 2, 1975, 'Austin City Limits' premiered on PBS.
Kellie Pickler + Kyle Jacobs — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Country singer Pickler and songwriter beau Jacobs planned an elaborate Nashville wedding, then decided they didn't need pomp and circumstance to say "I do."
10 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.
26 Years Ago: Faith Hill Scores Her First No. 1 Hit
On Jan. 1, 1994, Hill started off the new year on a high note.
61 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.