The Boot Staff
25 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.
15 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."
20 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.
25 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Hits No. 1 With ‘XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)’
On Sept. 10, 1994, Yearwood's single "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)" became her second No. 1 hit.
30 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Hits No. 1 With ‘I Wonder Do You Think of Me’
Sept. 9, 1989, was a bittersweet day for friends and family of the late Whitley.
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.
Before They Were Famous: Country Stars’ Worst Jobs
They may be stars now, but some of country music's most popular performers really paid their dues in their early days.
10 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Aldean's single "Big Green Tractor," from his 'Wide Open' album, earned gold status.
40 Years Ago: Willie Nelson and Leon Russell Share No. 1 Spot With ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Rema…
On Sept. 1, 1979, Nelson and Russell hit the No. 1 spot with their remake of the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel."
25 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut
On Aug. 31, 1994, Walker earned his first platinum record with his self-titled debut album.
45 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.