The Boot Staff
Tracy Byrd Was Goin’ Fishin’ When He First Heard Himself on the Radio
Tracy Byrd remembers hearing himself on the radio for the first time.
10 Albums Even Country Haters Should Own
If you're cut from the cloth of those that just don't like country music, we understand -- kind of.
Top 10 Cover Songs in Country Music
Remakes, also commonly known as cover songs, go all the way back to the earliest days of popular music and have stretched across myriad musical genres.
10 Essential Albums for Your Country Music Education
Whether you're a lifelong fan or a country music newbie, there's always something to learn and someone new to discover.
Rodney Atkins’ First Time on the Radio Was in the Company of Legends
Rodney Atkins remembers hearing himself on the radio for the first time.
POLL: Who’s Your Favorite Country Music Newcomer?
A readers' poll to determine a favorite country newcomer of 2017.
50 Country Songs Everyone Must Hear Before They Die
The Boot rounds up a list of 50 country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk songs that everyone should hear at least once in their lifetime.
Joe Nichols Wanted to Cry, But Played It Cool, When Hearing Himself on the Radio for the F…
Joe Nichols remembers hearing himself on the radio for the first time.
Top 10 Keith Whitley Songs
Whitley's rich musical legacy makes us wonder what kind of impact he would have made on country music had he lived longer ...
Story Behind the Song: Hunter Hayes, ‘Somebody’s Heartbreak’
Hunter Hayes shares the story behind his hit "Somebody's Heartbreak."
28 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Signs His First Recording Contract
On June 26, 1989, a struggling young country singer named Alan Jackson signed his first recording contract.