The Boot Staff
35 Years Ago: Anne Murray Makes History at the CMA Awards
On Oct. 8, 1984, Murray was the queen of the CMA Awards.
25 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘Who’s That Man’
On Oct. 8, 1994, Keith was undoubtedly raising a glass to toast to his success.
45 Years Ago: Inaugural Volunteer Jam Held in Nashville
On Oct. 4, 1974, the first-ever Volunteer Jam was held at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville.
20 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Hits No. 1 With ‘Something Like That’
On Sept. 25, 1999, McGraw earned his 10th No. 1 hit with "Something Like That."
30 Years Ago: Clint Black Picks Up First Gold Album for ‘Killin’ Time’
On Sept. 24, 1989, Black earned his first gold record, for his freshman album, 'Killin' Time'.
20 Years Ago: Lonestar Collect First Platinum Album for ‘Lonely Grill’
On Sept. 24, 1999, Lonestar scored their first platinum album.
46 Years Ago: Gram Parsons Dies
On Sept. 19, 1973, Parsons passed away from an overdose of morphine and alcohol.
Chuck Dauphin, Esteemed Nashville Music Journalist, Dead at 45
Rest in peace, Chuck ...
96 Years Ago: Hank Williams Is Born
Country legend Williams was born on Sept. 17, 1923.
16 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Dies
On Sept. 12, 2003, Cash passed away after suffering complications from diabetes.