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54 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Plays Folsom Prison
On Jan. 13, 1968, Cash played a concert at California's Folsom Prison.
22 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes’ Self-Titled Album Goes Platinum
On Jan. 3, 2000, Rimes kicked off the new year -- and the new millennium -- on a high note.
Willie Nelson: See the Red-Headed Stranger Through the Years [PICTURES]
Nelson's trademark braids make him one of the most instantly recognizable celebrities in the world -- but he looked a little (okay, a lot) different in his early years.
63 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Is Born in Newnan, Ga.
Happy birthday, AJ!
18 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Hits No. 1 With ‘Real Good Man’
On Oct. 11, 2003, McGraw's hit "Real Good Man" landed at the top of the charts.
Top 10 Country Road Trip Songs
Nothing beats a cool country soundtrack to crank up while you're exploring those wide-open spaces in your chosen mode of transportation.
18 Years Ago: Keith Urban’s ‘Golden Road’ Is Certified Platinum
On Aug. 27, 2003, Urban's 'Golden Road' album was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.
Top 10 George Jones Songs
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Meet The Boot’s 2021 Artists to Watch
The Boot's 2021 artists to watch vary in genre, style, influence and background, but these country, Americana, folk and bluegrass newcomers are all poised to have breakout years. Their names are ones to keep your eyes (and ears) on: artists you'll want to hear early, so you can brag that you knew about them first.
44 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.