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.
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15 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On June 10, 2005, Underwood made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry, shortly after she won Season 4 of 'American Idol'.
38 Years Ago: The Bluebird Cafe Opens in Nashville
In June of 1982, the famous Bluebird Cafe opened its doors in Nashville, Tenn.
50 Years Ago: Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Album Hits No. 1
On May 22, 1970, 'Okie From Muskogee' hit No. 1 on the charts.
65 Years Ago: Kix Brooks Is Born in Shreveport, La.
Happy birthday to him!
38 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Always on My Mind’ Hits No. 1
On May 8, 1982, Nelson's version of "Always on My Mind" hit No. 1 on the charts.
44 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree
On May 8, 1976, "the Man in Black" received an honorary doctorate degree from National University in San Diego, Calif.
14 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Graduates From Northeastern State University
On May 6, 2006, Underwood graduated from Northeastern State University, one year after winning 'American Idol'.
29 Years Ago: Travis Tritt Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Happy Opry anniversary to him!
43 Years Ago: Eric Church Is Born in Granite Falls, N.C.
Happy birthday, EC!