17 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Gives His Final Public Live Performance
On July 5, 2003, Cash gave his final public live performance, a 30-minute set at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Va.
28 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Settles With the IRS
On Feb. 2, 1993, Nelson finally settled his long-outstanding debt to the IRS.
Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene': Why the Other-Woman Heart-to-Heart Is Her Most Popular, Iconic So…
Parton has released more than 60 albums and has amassed dozens of indelible singles. So why has "Jolene" in particular risen to the top and become her most iconic song?
52 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Jan. 4, 1969, Parton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
2018 in Review: The Year’s 20 Best Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Songs
Is your favorite one of our favorites?
10 Country and Americana Songs That Should’ve Been Hits in 2018
How these country and Americana songs weren't big hits this year is BEYOND us!
2018 in Review: Jason Aldean’s Hometown Show, Tim McGraw’s Onstage Collapse + More of Marc…
As 2018 wraps up, The Boot is looking back at some of the best new music and biggest headlines of the year.
2018 in Review: Daryle Singletary Dies, Troy Gentry’s Wife Sues + More of February’s Bigge…
To determine the five biggest stories of each month, The Boot's staff looked at website traffic; the featured stories received the most visitors throughout the month in which they broke.
Jason Isbell + Amanda Shires — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Isbell and Shires are two of Nashville's most celebrated musicians — and a married couple whose relationship is widely revered.
Darius + Beth Rucker — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
When Rucker first met his future wife, Beth Leonard, he was still flying high with Hootie & the Blowfish, and she was working at VH1.