The Boot Staff
47 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ Becomes a No. 1 Hit
On Feb. 2, 1974, Parton earned her second No. 1 hit with "Jolene."
31 Years Ago: Clint Black Earns His First Platinum Album With ‘Killin’ Time’
On Jan. 23, 1990, Black earned his first platinum album.
52 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’
On Jan. 22, 1969, Campbell received the first gold single of his career.
21 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards
On Jan. 17, 2000, Brooks was named the Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards.
23 Years Ago: Martina McBride Hits No. 1 With ‘A Broken Wing’
On Jan. 10, 1998, McBride soared to No. 1 with "A Broken Wing."
31 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Stardust’ Is Certified Quadruple Platinum
On Jan. 9, 1990, 'Stardust' album was certified quadruple platinum.
POLL: What’s Your Favorite Elvis Presley Song?
The influence that Presley had on both rock and country music can hardly be overstated.
38 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Earns Her First No. 1 Hit
On Jan. 8, 1983, McEntire earned her first No. 1 hit with "Can't Even Get the Blues."
Meet The Boot’s 2021 Artists to Watch
The Boot's 2021 artists to watch vary in genre, style, influence and background, but these country, Americana, folk and bluegrass newcomers are all poised to have breakout years. Their names are ones to keep your eyes (and ears) on: artists you'll want to hear early, so you can b…
21 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.