The Boot Staff
17 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson Releases ‘Redneck Woman’
On March 5, 2004, Wilson released her debut single, "Redneck Woman," to radio.
10 Country Bands Whose Lineups Look Very Different Now
Some of your favorite country bands have seen their lineups shuffle and change over the years ...
11 Years Ago: Lady A Earn Double-Platinum Single for ‘Need You Now’
On Feb. 18, 2010, Lady A's "Need You Now" single was certified double-platinum, for sales of 2 million copies.
Country Music’s 10 Saddest Music Videos
Sorry in advance for making you cry ...
21 Years Ago: The Chicks Hit No. 1 With ‘Cowboy, Take Me Away’
The song is on their album 'Fly'.
33 Years Ago: Randy Travis’ ‘Always & Forever’ Goes Double Platinum
On Jan. 29, 1988, Travis earned his first double-platinum album, for 'Always & Forever'.
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…
26 Years Ago: Joe Diffie’s ‘Pickup Man’ Goes to No. 1
On Dec. 17, 1994, Diffie received an early Christmas present.
When Worlds Collide: 10 Country Music-Meets-Football Crossovers
The crossover between the gridiron and Music Row has been heavily trafficked over the years.
Top 10 Lee Ann Womack Songs
Womack's songs are some of the most traditional-sounding in contemporary country music.