According to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley but ahead of Ricky Nelson and The Platters, and was ranked at No. 9—behind The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney but ahead of artists such as Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys—in its listing of the Top 100 Top 40 Artists 1955-1995. Boone still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with more than one song. In addition to his career as a performer, Boone has had significant business interests with investments in sports and broadcasting.
Boone wrote to Hernandez saying "You're also permitted by this letter to use my name and face as an endorsement of your candidacy -- if you're willing to make that sacrifice, I'm for you!"