The Boot Staff
16 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.
31 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Reaches No. 1 With ‘Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That’
On Aug. 5, 1989, Parton soared to the top of the charts with her single "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That."
36 Years Ago: The Judds Earn First Billboard No. 1 With ‘Mama He’s Crazy’
On Aug. 4, 1984, the Judds earned their first No. 1 hit with "Mama He's Crazy," from their freshman 'Wynonna & Naomi' EP.
21 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.
10 Years Ago: Jimmy Wayne Finishes His Meet Me Halfway Walk
On Aug. 1, 2010, Wayne finished his 1,700-mile Meet Me Halfway Walk in Phoenix, Ariz.
Story Behind the Song: Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally, ‘Down the Road’
"It was a very organic little song, written on Christmas morning 1987 ..."
Story Behind the Song: Phil Vassar, ‘Don’t Miss Your Life’
"I think I got that song going pretty quickly because it was so real ..."
31 Years Ago: George Strait Hits No. 1 With ‘What’s Going on in Your World’
On July 22, 1989, Strait soared to the top of the charts with his single "What's Going on in Your World."
Top 10 Ricky Skaggs Songs
Skaggs' songs are some of the most beloved and most awarded in country music history.
Story Behind the Song: David Nail, ‘Turning Home’
"When I first heard the song, it was exactly what I was going through at the time ..."