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.
33 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘The Dance’
On July 14, 1990, Brooks earned a No. 1 hit with his single "The Dance," from his debut self-titled album.
20 Years Ago: Natalie Maines Makes Controversial Comments About President George W. Bush
"Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."
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.
46 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Born in Phoenix, Ariz.
Happy birthday, Dierks Bentley!
31 Years Ago: Vince Gill Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Still Believe in You’
Gill earned his first No. 1 hit, "I Still Believe in You," on Sept. 5, 1992.
26 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’
On Aug. 30, 1997, Chesney scored his first No. 1 hit with the single "She's Got It All."
27 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘I Don’t Even Know Your Name’
On Aug. 5, 1995, Jackson had a big reason to celebrate.
55 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Is Born in Delhi, La.
Happy birthday, Tim!
12 Years Ago: Eric Church Releases ‘Chief’
On July 26, 2011, Church's 'Chief' album was released.
16 Years Ago: Jake Owen’s Debut Album Is Released
On July 25, 2006, Owen's debut album, 'Startin' With Me', was released.
14 Years Ago: Luke Bryan Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 6, 2007, Bryan made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
36 Years Ago: Brett Eldredge Is Born in Paris, Ill.
Happy birthday, Brett!
Midland Say Past Year’s Success Has Been ‘a Big Adjustment’
"It’s going to be a crazy year ..."
44 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Is Born in Macon, Ga.
Happy birthday, Jason!