The Boot Staff
17 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Aug. 23, 2003, Adkins was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Performs With KISS on ‘The Tonight Show’
On July 13, 1994, Brooks performed "Hard Luck Woman" with the rock band on 'The Tonight Show'.
Story Behind the Song: Phil Vassar, ‘Just Another Day in Paradise’
"That just kind of came out, and we said, 'Oh, let's write that.' So, we did ..."
New Music Rundown: 2020’s Country, Americana, Bluegrass + Folk Album Releases
These new albums all arrived in 2020.
12 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On May 10, 2008, Underwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
22 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes’ ‘Blue’ Goes Gold
On March 16, 1998, Rimes' debut single, "Blue," was certified gold, for sales in excess of 500,000 units.
Meet The Boot’s 2020 Artists to Watch
We're betting on big years for these rising stars in 2020.
25 Little-Known Tidbits About Country Icon Garth Brooks
Learn 25 of the more noteworthy -- and newsworthy -- events related to one of the most successful artists of all time.
2019 Golden Boot Awards: Vote Now for Songwriter of the Year
Vote for Songwriter of the Year in the 2019 Golden Boot Awards!
POLL: What’s Your Favorite Christmas Country Song?
Christmas is just around the corner, which means it's time to crank up the holiday tunes, pour a tall glass of ... er, eggnog, and get in the spirit of the season.