The Boot Staff
43 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Earns Her First Gold Album
Parton had already been a country star for a number of years by the time she released her 16th studio album, but the crossover success of the album launched the second phase of her career, in pop music, and earned the superstar her first gold album.
28 Years Ago: Vince Gill Hits No. 1 With ‘Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away’
Gill had just begun a career-making hot streak when "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away" became his second straight No. 1 hit on Dec. 26, 1992.
21 Years Ago: Faith Hill Tops the Charts With ‘Breathe’
Dec. 25, 1999, was a Christmas to remember for Hill.
10 Must-Own Country Christmas Albums
Country music and Christmas songs have been walking together hand in hand through the drifting snow for decades.
40 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Makes Her Movie Debut in ‘9 to 5′
On Dec. 19, 1980, Parton made her big-screen debut, appearing in the movie '9 to 5'.
17 Years Ago: Keith Urban’s Debut Solo Album Certified Platinum
On Dec. 15, 2003, Urban earned platinum status for his self-titled debut album.
Alan + Denise Jackson — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Jackson and his wife Denise have come a long way from their high school courtship in Newnan, Ga.
Top 10 Alabama Songs
The Boot counts down our picks for the 10 best Alabama songs.
22 Years Ago: Faith Hill Hits No. 1 With ‘Let Me Let Go’
On Dec. 12, 1998, Hill struck chart gold when her single "Let Me Let Go" soared to No. 1.
16 Years Ago: Gary Allan’s ‘Nothing on But the Radio’ Goes to No. 1
On Dec. 4, 2004, Allan notched his third No. 1 single, "Nothing on But the Radio."