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.
8 Years Ago: George Strait Begins His Final Tour
On Jan. 18, 2013, Strait kicked off his farewell trek in Lubbock, Texas.
35 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Joins the Grand Ole Opry
McEntire's induction was part of a televised special for the Opry's 60th anniversary.
Dolly Parton Doesn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions
When Jan. 1 rolls around, people all over the world make their resolutions for the new year, but Parton isn't one of them.
51 Years Ago: Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Album Is Released
On Dec. 29, 1969, Haggard's 'Okie From Muskogee' album was released.
56 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Makes His First Appearance With the Beach Boys
Dec. 24, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Campbell.
11 Years Ago: Lady A’s ‘Need You Now’ Goes Platinum
On Dec. 16, 2009, Lady A (then known as Lady Antebellum) had one million reasons to celebrate.
24 Years Ago: Clint Black Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Dec. 12, 1996, Black was celebrating yet another career milestone.
21 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘He Didn’t Have to Be’
On Dec. 11, 1999, Paisley earned his first No. 1 hit.
15 Years Ago: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Wed
Happy anniversary to Garth + Trisha!
31 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Earns First No. 1 With ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’
Dec. 9, 1989, is a day that Brooks will undoubtedly never forget.
26 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Brand New Man’ Goes Quadruple Platinum
Nov. 29, 1994, was a day of celebration for Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.
18 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Wins Five CMA Awards
On Nov. 6, 2002, Jackson had plenty of reasons to celebrate -- five, in fact.