The Boot Staff
52 Years Ago: ‘Hee Haw’ Makes Prime-Time Debut on CBS
On June 15, 1969, the TV show 'Hee Haw' made its prime-time debut on CBS.
12 Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Troubadour’ Certified Platinum
On June 3, 2009, Strait's 'Troubadour' album was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.
22 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On May 28, 1999, Paisley made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
17 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson Releases ‘Redneck Woman’
On March 5, 2004, Wilson released her debut single, "Redneck Woman," to radio.
22 Years Ago: Brad Paisley’s Debut Single Is Released
On Feb. 22, 1999, Paisley released his debut single.
Top 10 Country Love Songs
The Boot counts down the Top 10 love songs in country music.
52 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’
On Jan. 22, 1969, Campbell received the first gold single of his career.
Story Behind the Song: Carrie Underwood, ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’
Underwood's first single from her debut album, 'Some Hearts', spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and earned a Top 10 spot on the Christian Songs chart (No. 4), a Top 20 spot on the Hot 100 (No. 20) and Top 30 spot on the Adult…
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.