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.
18 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings Dies in Arizona
On Feb. 13, 2002, Jennings passed away in his sleep from complications from diabetes.
53 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s Debut Album Is Released
On Feb. 13, 1967, 'Hello, I'm Dolly' was released.
34 Years Ago: ‘Highwayman’ Album Certified Gold
It was the country music supergroup's first album.
19 Years Ago: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Soundtrack Goes Gold
On Feb. 9, 2001, the soundtrack for 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' was certified gold, for sales of 500,000 units.
18 Years Ago: Jo Dee Messina Earns Second Platinum Album With ‘Burn’
On Feb. 8, 2002, 'Burn' was certified platinum, for sales of one million units.
44 Years Ago: Ronnie Milsap Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
He was just 33 years old.
29 Years Ago: Aaron Tippin Releases His Debut Album
On Jan. 22, 1991, Tippin released his debut album.
40 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Makes His Film Debut in ‘The Electric Horseman’
Dec. 21, 1979, was a career-changing day for Nelson ...
9 Years Ago: The Band Perry Hit No. 1 With ‘If I Die Young’
Dec. 13, 2010, was an unforgettable day for the Band Perry
30 Years Ago: Taylor Swift Is Born in Reading, Pa.
Happy birthday, T. Swift!