2018 in Review: 5 Breakout Country and Americana Acts Who Totally Deserve the Hype
As we survey The Boot's 2018 Artists to Watch list in December, it's a pleasant surprise to see just how many musicians equaled -- if not surpassed -- our expectations.
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: Carrie Underwood’s Surgery, Reba McEntire’s New Beau + More of January’s B…
As we hit the midpoint of 2018, The Boot is looking back at some of the best new music and biggest headlines of the year so far.
Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Offer Lighthearted Comedy in 2018 CMA Awards Monologue
In their 11th year co-hosting the CMA Awards, Underwood and Paisley have their comedic monologue routine down pat.
Top 5 Nikki Lane Songs
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How ’90s Country Women Paved the Way for Modern Artists’ Creative Boom
In the 1990s, the absence of the myths that have kept women off of country radio in recent years led to an environment in which dozens of women flourished.
Top 10 Country Artists of the 1980s
The '80s were a transitional decade for country music: a time when artists could try out different styles and approaches -- and, by extension, adopt new traditions that would come to reverberate in the '90s and beyond.
15 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.
50 Years Ago: Tammy Wynette Hits No. 1 With ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E’
On June 29, 1968, Wynette hit No. 1 on the U.S. country charts with "D-I-V-O-R-C-E."
26 Years Ago: Toby Keith Earns His First No. 1 Song
On June 5, 1993, Keith earned his first No. 1 song on the Hot Country Songs Billboard chart, "Should've Been a Cowboy."