27 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Releases ‘In Pieces’
On Aug. 31, 1993, Brooks released his fifth studio album, 'In Pieces'.
7 Years Ago: Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’ Sets Chart Record
On Aug. 24, 2013, Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" began its record-setting 24th week at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
22 Years Ago: Jo Dee Messina’s ‘I’m Alright’ Hits No. 1
On Aug. 18, 1998, Messina landed at No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "I'm Alright."
37 Years Ago: George Jones Hits No. 1 With ‘I Always Get Lucky With You’
On July 30, 1983, Jones landed at No. 1 on the charts with "I Always Get Lucky With You."
17 Years Ago: Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’ Receives 6 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations
Cash's late-career comeback reached another peak on July 24, 2003.
27 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Signs His First Record Deal
On June 30, 1993, Chesney signed his first record deal, with the newly opened country division of Capricorn Records.
27 Years Ago: Toby Keith Earns His First No. 1 Song
On June 5, 1993, Keith earned his first No. 1 song on the Hot Country Songs Billboard chart, "Should've Been a Cowboy."
The Boot’s 2018 Country Music Yearbook: Most Likely to Succeed, Best Dressed and More
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Darius + Beth Rucker — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
When Rucker first met his future wife, Beth Leonard, he was still flying high with Hootie & the Blowfish, and she was working at VH1.