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61 Years Ago: Randy Travis Is Born in Monroe, N.C.
Happy birthday, Randy!
16 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker Hit No. 1 With ‘When the Sun Goes Down’
On April 3, 2004, "When the Sun Goes Down" became a No. 1 hit.
52 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Kenny!
16 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘American Soldier’
On Feb. 21, 2004, Keith earned his 13th No. 1 hit.
Meet The Boot’s 2020 Artists to Watch
We're betting on big years for these rising stars in 2020.
2019 CMA Awards: See All the Red Carpet Looks
See the stars walk the red carpet at the 2019 CMA Awards.
2019 CMA Awards: The Winners List
The 2019 CMA Awards will take place on Wednesday night (Nov. 13).
61 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Is Born in Newnan, Ga.
Happy birthday, AJ!
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.
40 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 21, 1979, Daniels earned a gold single for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," from his 'Million Mile Reflections' album.
26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘That Summer’ Hits No. 1
On July 3, 1993, Brooks earned his 10th No. 1 hit with "That Summer."
15 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson’s ‘Here for the Party’ Goes Gold, Platinum
On June 21, 2004, Wilson struck gold -- and platinum.