The Boot Staff
10 Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Troubadour’ Certified Platinum
On June 3, 2009, Strait's 'Troubadour' album was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.
15 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson Hits No. 1 With ‘Redneck Woman’
On May 29, 2004, Wilson earned her first No.1 hit with her debut single, "Redneck Woman," from her album 'Here for the Party'.
30 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Marries Larry Strickland
Happy anniversary, you two!
25 Years Ago: Faith Hill Hits No. 1 With ‘Piece of My Heart’
On April 30, 1994, Hill topped the charts for the second time with "Piece of My Heart."
15 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Dies
On Sept. 12, 2003, Cash passed away after suffering complications from diabetes.
15 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Aug. 23, 2003, Adkins was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Dolly Parton Was Just a Kid When She First Heard Herself on the Radio
Dolly Parton remembers hearing herself on the radio for the first time.
60 Years Ago: George Jones Earns First No. 1 Single With ‘White Lightning’
On April 13, 1959, Jones earned his first No. 1 single.
30 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Releases His Debut Album
'Garth Brooks' debuted on April 12, 1989.
POLL: Who’s Your Favorite Country Music Duo?
A readers' poll to determine a favorite country music duo.