The Boot Staff
44 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.
10 Country Stars We’d Love to Have at Our Thanksgiving Dinner Table
Lively conversation, mindful reflection and a few helpings of good ol' gossip would add up to one perfect holiday.
18 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘I Love This Bar’
On Nov. 15, 2003, Keith earned his 12th No. 1 single with "I Love This Bar," but chances are good that he had no idea just how much the song would affect his life.
28 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Brand New Man’ Goes Triple Platinum
On June 23, 1993, 'Brand New Man' album was certified triple platinum.
22 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On May 28, 1999, Paisley made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
52 Years Ago: Merle Haggard Records ‘Workin’ Man Blues’
On May 16, 1979, "the Hag" recorded "Workin' Man Blues", from his 'A Portrait of Merle Haggard' album.
62 Years Ago: George Jones Earns First No. 1 Single With ‘White Lightning’
On April 13, 1959, Jones earned his first No. 1 single.
5 Country Pups You Should Be Following on Instagram
Yes, country stars are fun to follow on Instagram -- but so are their dogs!
37 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.
63 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.