The Boot Staff
96 Years Ago: Hank Williams Is Born
Country legend Williams was born on Sept. 17, 1923.
16 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Dies
On Sept. 12, 2003, Cash passed away after suffering complications from diabetes.
25 Years Ago: George Jones Undergoes Triple Bypass Surgery, on His 63rd Birthday
On Sept. 12, 1994, Jones had triple bypass surgery, on his 63rd birthday, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
40 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Certified Platinum
On Sept. 7, 1979, Jennings' 'Greatest Hits' album was certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units.
10 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Aldean's single "Big Green Tractor," from his 'Wide Open' album, earned gold status.
15 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Reaches No. 1 With ‘Somebody’
On Aug. 7, 2004, McEntire earned her 22nd No. 1 hit with "Somebody," from her 'Room to Breathe' album.
20 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Aug. 3, 1999, Cline was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Top 10 Toby Keith Songs
Keith's songs are some of the most popular of the last few decades in country music.
30 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On June 24, 1989, Brooks made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
10 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.