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.
69 Years Ago: Hank Williams Debuts on the Grand Ole Opry
On June 11, 1949, Williams made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
37 Years Ago: Rosanne Cash Earns First No. 1 Single With ‘Seven Year Ache’
On May 23, 1981, Cash earned her first No. 1 hit with "Seven Year Ache."
27 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wins a Record Six Times at the ACM Awards
On April 24, 1991, Brooks set an ACMs record
Garth Brooks’ Favorite CMA Awards Memory Is Something No One Else Saw
Garth Brooks recalls his favorite CMA Awards memory, and shares the categories in which he most likes to be nominated.
59+ Dead, 500+ Injured Following Shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival
A shooting took place during the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas early Monday morning (Oct. 2). At least 59 people are dead and more than 500 were injured.
63 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Signs Her First Recording Contract
On Sept. 30, 1954, Patsy Cline's career officially got started.
11 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
Sept. 18, 2006, might be a day that Willie Nelson would just as soon forget.
38 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Sept. 14, 1979, Kenny Rogers received one of the entertainment industry's most distinguished honors.
25 Years Ago: Vince Gill Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Still Believe in You’
Vince Gill earned his first No. 1 hit, "I Still Believe in You," on Sept. 5, 1992.
8 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success.
20 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’
On Aug. 30, 1997, Kenny Chesney scored his first No. 1 hit with the single "She's Got It All."
48 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Johnny Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.