The Boot Staff
33 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Signs With Capitol Records
On June 17, 1988, Brooks signed with Capitol Records.
Sara Evans + Jay Barker — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Evans' world was rocked with a messy divorce, but the mother of three found love again with Alabama football star-turned-sportscaster Jay Barker.
What Is Country Music? For Lee Brice, It’s Personal
"It's the stories of our life ..."
42 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers Hits No. 1 With ‘She Believes in Me’
On June 9, 1979, Rogers soared to the top of the charts with his single "She Believes in Me," from his 'The Gambler' album.
47 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Hits No. 1 With ‘I Will Always Love You’
On June 8, 1974, Parton's "I Will Always Love You," from her 'Jolene' album, soared to the top of the charts.
Top 10 Best Friend Songs in Country Music
The country music world has a lot of BFFs. No wonder the genre has so many great best friend songs.
18 Years Ago: Dwight Yoakam Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On June 5, 2003, Yoakam received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
David Nail + Catherine Werne — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Nail has been married to his wife, Catherine Werne, since 2009.
35 Years Ago: Randy Travis Releases Major-Label Debut Album, ‘Storms of Life’
On June 2, 1986, Travis released his major-label debut album, 'Storms of Life', on Warner Bros. Records.
52 Years Ago: Merle Haggard Records ‘Workin’ Man Blues’
On May 16, 1979, "the Hag" recorded "Workin' Man Blues", from his 'A Portrait of Merle Haggard' album.