Alan has The Boot's #1 Song of the 2000s

Alan has The Boot's #1 Song of the 2000s
Posted Nov 24th 2009 3:00PM by The Boot Staff

A great country song can inspire you, make you laugh or make you cry. It may even enliven you to do crazy things like jump out of an airplane, dance like no one is watching ... or do a little damage to a cheater's beloved truck. The past decade has seen all of the above, as the genre has flourished, opening its doors to a more eclectic sound while keeping its tradition of thought-provoking lyrics. The Boot counts down our best songs of the 2000s. These aren't just the tunes we heard most on the radio or that won the most awards, these were the country music news makers.

1. 'Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning,' Alan Jackson (2001)

The event that devastated our decade inspired our No. 1 pick for the hit of the decade. The "singer of simple songs" wrote it just a few weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks, voicing the fears of a grief-stricken nation and giving an anything-but-simple message of hope and love in a time of devastation.

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