The Boot Staff
Top 10 Country Artists of the 2000s
From seasoned legends to tween newcomers, the country music pool diversified hugely in the first decade of the 2000s -- not only in demographics but also in sound.
52 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Kenny!
Top 10 Kenny Rogers Songs
Rogers' songs are timeless.
Kenny Rogers Dead at 81
Kenny Rogers has died. He was 81 years old.
2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: These Country Music Tours + Festivals Are Affected
The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on March 11.
40 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Hits No. 1 With ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys’
On March 8, 1980, Nelson's "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" soared to the top of the charts, becoming his fifth No. 1 hit.
Nashville Tornado Relief Efforts: Here’s How You Can Help the Victims
Here's how people near and far can help the victims of the deadly tornado that ripped through Nashville on Tuesday morning (March 3).
George + Nancy Jones — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
For most of his early life, Jones was a gifted artist with a drinking problem and self-destructive bent, but there's nothing like the love of a good woman to turn a guy around.
51 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Records ‘At San Quentin’ Album
On Feb. 24, 1969, the "Man in Black" recorded his 'At San Quentin' album.
Top 10 Censored Country Songs
We've found a few country stars who've dared to swear ... and then had to go back into the studio to make a family-friendly version of the same song for country radio airplay.
Meet The Boot’s 2020 Artists to Watch
We're betting on big years for these rising stars in 2020.
25 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘Gone Country’
It was Jackson's 10th No. 1 hit.