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David Nail + Catherine Werne — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Nail has been married to his wife, Catherine Werne, since 2009.
20 Years Ago: Dwight Yoakam Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On June 5, 2003, Yoakam received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
37 Years Ago: Randy Travis Releases Major-Label Debut Album, ‘Storms of Life’
On June 2, 1986, Travis released his major-label debut album, 'Storms of Life', on Warner Bros. Records.
21 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Releases His Debut Album
On June 1, 1999, Paisley released his debut album, 'Who Needs Pictures', which had two No. 1 hits and sealed his place in country music.
24 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On May 28, 1999, Paisley made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
29 Years Ago: The Eagles Reunite for Hell Freezes Over Tour
On May 27, 1994, the Eagles began their Hell Freezes Over Tour, after a 14-year break.
The Boot’s Weekly Picks: Gregory Alan Isakov, Jessye DeSilva + More
Discover these great new tunes from Paul Cauthen, Sara Petite and more.
25 Years Ago: Faith Hill Hits No. 1 With ‘This Kiss’
On May 16, 1998, Hill landed at the top of the charts with her single "This Kiss."
54 Years Ago: Merle Haggard Records ‘Workin’ Man Blues’
On May 16, 1979, "the Hag" recorded "Workin' Man Blues", from his 'A Portrait of Merle Haggard' album.
34 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Dies
Whitley died at the age of 33 from alcohol poisoning.
74 Years Ago: Hank Williams Gets His First No. 1 Song With ‘Lovesick Blues’
On May 7, 1949, Williams earned his first No. 1 hit, with "Lovesick Blues."
34 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Marries Larry Strickland
Rest in peace, Naomi.