The Boot Staff
32 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Dies
Whitley died at the age of 33 from alcohol poisoning.
32 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Marries Larry Strickland
Happy anniversary, you two!
Musical Smartypants: Country Singers Who Learned Before They Earned
In the notoriously volatile entertainment business, no one can argue with having an education to fall back on.
62 Years Ago: Randy Travis Is Born in Monroe, N.C.
Happy birthday, Randy!
32 Years Ago: Clint Black Releases His Debut Album, ‘Killin’ Time’
On May 2, 1989, Black released his debut album, 'Killin' Time,' which sold more than 3 million copies and spawned five No. 1 hits.
28 Years Ago: Charley Pride Joins the Grand Ole Opry
Happy Opry anniversary, Charley Pride!
25 Things You May Not Know About Country Icon Willie Nelson
Did you know all of this?
32 Years Ago: Clint Black Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 22, 1989, Black made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, just as his first single, "A Better Man," was climbing the charts.
18 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 18, 2003, Bentley made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
13 Years Ago: ‘Can You Duet’ Premieres on CMT
On April 14, 2008, the TV show 'Can You Duet' premiered on CMT, introducing the newly formed duo Joey + Rory.