Gayle Thompson has been a daily contributor for The Boot since it began in 2008. In addition, she has written for Rolling Stone, Country Weekly, CBS Radio and several other outlets. Besides writing, she loves traveling, cooking, entertaining and anything else that involves her husband and little boy.
25 Years Ago: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Wed
Happy wedding anniversary to McGraw and Hill!
67 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs on the Grand Ole Opry
Presley wasn't swayed by discouragement, and it's a good thing.
29 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Hits No. 1 With ‘Achy Breaky Heart’
On May 30, 1992, Cyrus' debut single, "Achy Breaky Heart," from his freshman album, 'Some Gave All', soared to the top of the charts.
66 Years Ago: Kix Brooks Is Born in Shreveport, La.
Happy birthday to him!
65 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Records ‘I Walk the Line’
On April 2, 1956, Cash recorded what would become one of his most famous songs.
59 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Is Born in Tulsa, Okla.
Happy birthday, Garth!
30 Years Ago: Aaron Tippin Releases His Debut Album
On Jan. 22, 1991, Tippin released his debut album.
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History
On Oct. 24, 1991, Brooks made history when his album 'No Fences' became the first country record to sell more than 5 million copies.
Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs
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26 Years Ago: George Strait Records ‘Check Yes or No’ and ‘I Know She Still Loves Me’
On April 10, 1995, Strait recorded "Check Yes or No" and "I Know She Still Loves Me" for his 'Strait Out of the Box' album.
Brothers Osborne Explain Their ‘Misfits Thanksgiving’ Tradition
Brothers Osborne want to make everyone to have a place to go during the holidays, which is why they created their own Thanksgiving celebration.
Started From the Bottom: Country Stars Share Lessons Learned as Opening Acts
Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell and others share what they learned opening for bigger-name artists.