The Boot Staff
53 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’
On Jan. 22, 1969, Campbell received the first gold single of his career.
22 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards
On Jan. 17, 2000, Brooks was named the Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards.
54 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Plays Folsom Prison
On Jan. 13, 1968, Cash played a concert at California's Folsom Prison.
32 Years Ago: Keith Whitley’s ‘It Ain’t Nothin” Goes to No. 1
Jan. 13, 1990, was a bittersweet day for Whitley's friends, family and fans.
37 Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ Hits No. 1
On Jan. 5, 1985, Strait was starting the new year on a high note.
22 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes’ Self-Titled Album Goes Platinum
On Jan. 3, 2000, Rimes kicked off the new year -- and the new millennium -- on a high note.
72 Years Ago: Sun Studio Opens in Memphis, Tenn.
Jan. 3, 1950, was an historic day for country music, although no one was aware of it at the time.
130 Years Ago: The Ryman Auditorium Officially Opens
In 1892, the Ryman Auditorium opened its doors.
63 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Performs at San Quentin State Prison
On Jan. 1, 1959, the Man in Black kicked off the new year on a high note.
How Dolly Parton’s Tour Bus Changed John Madden’s Life
The connection between a country music legend and the football icon is a surprising one.