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.
25 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Signs His First Record Deal
On June 30, 1993, Chesney signed his first record deal, with the newly opened country division of Capricorn Records.
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."
15 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Headlines His First Stadium Concert
On June 7, 2003, Chesney set a career milestone: He headlined his first stadium concert.
2018 in Review: Jason Aldean’s Hometown Show, Tim McGraw’s Onstage Collapse + More of Marc…
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.
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.
25 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."
15 Years Ago: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett Release ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On June 2, 2003, Jackson and Buffett teamed up to release the pint glasses-clinking ode "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."
5 Years Ago: Cassadee Pope Releases Her Debut Country Single, ‘Wasting All These Tears’
On May 31, 2013, Pope released "Wasting All These Tears," her debut country single.
10 Years Ago: Darius Rucker Releases His Debut Country Single
On May 27, 2008, Darius Rucker released his debut country single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It."