The Boot Staff
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.
17 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley’s Major-Label Debut Album Is Released
On Aug. 19, 2003, Bentley's eponymous major-label freshman album was released on Capitol Records.
Keith Urban + Nicole Kidman — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
It was their roots that first brought the country singer and the Oscar-winning actress together.
Story Behind the Song: Phil Vassar, ‘Just Another Day in Paradise’
"That just kind of came out, and we said, 'Oh, let's write that.' So, we did ..."
Story Behind the Song: Sara Evans, ‘If I Run’
"I think I was actually talking about my relationship with my dad ..."
71 Years Ago: Hank Williams Gets His First No. 1 Song With ‘Lovesick Blues’
On May 7, 1949, Williams earned his first No. 1 hit, with "Lovesick Blues."
What Is Country Music? Rodney Atkins Says It Lets You Know You’re Not Alone
To Rodney Atkins, country music lets you know you're not alone.