The Boot Staff
47 Years Ago: Gram Parsons Dies
On Sept. 19, 1973, Parsons passed away from an overdose of morphine and alcohol.
Story Behind the Song: Steel Magnolia, ‘Keep on Lovin’ You’
"The title was something that just fell out of Chris' mouth. He picked up his old Gibson guitar that is maybe 60 years old, and he just started singing ..."
26 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.
21 Years Ago: Chely Wright Hits No. 1 With ‘Single White Female’
On Sept. 11, 1999, Wright earned her first No. 1 single with "Single White Female," which was the title track of her sophomore album.
16 Years Ago: Terri Clark Hits No. 1 With ‘Girls Lie Too’
On Sept. 11, 2004, Clark earned her second No. 1 hit in the United States with her single "Girls Lie Too."
Story Behind the Song: John Rich, ‘The Good Lord and the Man’
"When I wrote that line, I looked down at the page and thought, 'I don't know if I can say that or not.' But then I realized it probably won't upset people, because it's the truth!"
Top 10 Kacey Musgraves Songs
Musgraves' songs are some of the best-written in contemporary country music.
Story Behind the Song: James Otto, ‘Where Angels Hang Around’
"We tried to put ourselves in the position of being a father: What would you be going through?"
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.
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."