The Boot Staff
31 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Dies
Whitley died at the age of 33 from alcohol poisoning.
7 Years Ago: George Jones Performs His Final Concert
On April 6, 2013, Jones performed his final show, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Kenny Rogers Dead at 81
Kenny Rogers has died. He was 81 years old.
40 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Sept. 14, 1979, Rogers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
10 Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ Wins Best Female Video at MTV Music Awar…
On Sept. 13, 2009, Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards for "You Belong With Me" was infamously interrupted by Kanye West.
20 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Releases His Debut Album
On June 1, 1999, Paisley released his debut album, 'Who Needs Pictures', which had two No. 1 hits and sealed his place in country music.
27 Years Ago: Charley Pride Joins the Grand Ole Opry
Happy Opry anniversary, Charley Pride!
45 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Releases ‘Red Headed Stranger’
When Nelson recorded 'Red Headed Stranger' in 1975, his record label thought it was too difficult a listening experience to succeed.
Top 10 Country Road Trip Songs
Nothing beats a cool country soundtrack to crank up while you're exploring those wide-open spaces in your chosen mode of transportation.
Country Music’s Top 10 Party Songs
Celebrate the good times!
10 Years Ago: Lady Antebellum Earn Double-Platinum Single for ‘Need You Now’
On Feb. 18, 2010, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" single was certified double-platinum, for sales of 2 million copies.
Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Golden Hour’ Wins 2019 Grammy Awards Best Country Album
What a night for Kacey Musgraves!