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.
29 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Is Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On Jan. 15, 1992, the Man in Black was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
30 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘Unanswered Prayers’
On this day (Jan. 12) in 1991, the song soared to the top of the charts.
95 Years Ago: Ray Price Is Born in Peach, Texas
Happy birthday in Heaven to him!
56 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Makes His First Appearance With the Beach Boys
Dec. 24, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Campbell.
36 Years Ago: The Judds Hit No. 1 With ‘Why Not Me’
Christmas came early for the Judds in 1984.
34 Years Ago: Randy Travis Joins the Grand Ole Opry
Today is a monumental anniversary for Travis ...
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.
41 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Marries Denise Jackson
Happy anniversary to the Jacksons!
18 Years Ago: Toby Keith Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec. 14, 2002, is a day that Keith will likely never forget.
21 Years Ago: Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Gets Married
The singer tied the knot on Dec. 14, 1999.