The Boot Staff
Top 10 Sad Love Songs in Country Music
Grab the tissues ...
64 Years Ago: Buddy Holly Killed in a Plane Crash
A country music icon was almost on the plane with him ...
49 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ Becomes a No. 1 Hit
On Feb. 2, 1974, Parton earned her second No. 1 hit with "Jolene."
30 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVII
On Jan. 31, 1993, Brooks sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, but not without controversy.
33 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Film Debut in ‘Tremors’
McEntire appears in the movie 'Tremors' opposite Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.
45 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.
38 Years Ago: Alabama Become First Country Group to Go Triple Platinum
On Oct. 25, 1984, Alabama accomplished a feat that had never been achieved by a country group before.
48 Years Ago: George Jones Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘The Grand Tour’
On Aug. 31, 1974, Jones earned a No. 1 hit with his song "The Grand Tour," which was the title track of his 41st studio album.
54 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Marries June Carter in Franklin, Ky.
On March 1, 1968, Cash wed Carter in Franklin, Ky.
73 Years Ago: Sun Studio Opens in Memphis, Tenn.
Jan. 3, 1950, was an historic day for country music, although no one was aware of it at the time.