The Boot Staff
36 Years Ago: Alabama Become First Country Group to Go Triple Platinum
On Oct. 25, 1984, Alabama accomplished a feat that had never been achieved by a country group before.
51 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Wins a Record-Setting Five CMA Awards
On Oct. 15, 1969, Cash took home a record-setting five CMA Awards, including the night's highest honor, Entertainer of the Year.
Reba McEntire’s First CMA Awards Win Came With Well Wishes From Emmylou Harris
I was walking out, and Emmylou walked up to me and ..."
66 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Signs Her First Recording Contract
On Sept. 30, 1954, Cline signed her first recording contract with Four Star Records.
Top 10 Country Songs About Heaven
Country music is full of songs promising better days to come in the afterlife.
36 Years Ago: George Strait Releases ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ Album
On Sept. 28, 1984, Strait's 'Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind' album was released.
46 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings’ ‘I’m a Ramblin’ Man’ Hits No. 1
On Sept. 28, 1974, Jennings soared to the top of the charts with "I'm a Ramblin' Man," from his album 'The Ramblin' Man'.
21 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Hits No. 1 With ‘Something Like That’
On Sept. 25, 1999, McGraw earned his 10th No. 1 hit with "Something Like That."
21 Years Ago: Lonestar Collect First Platinum Album for ‘Lonely Grill’
On Sept. 24, 1999, Lonestar scored their first platinum album.
31 Years Ago: Clint Black Picks Up First Gold Album for ‘Killin’ Time’
On Sept. 24, 1989, Black earned his first gold record, for his freshman album, 'Killin' Time'.