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!
54 Years Ago: Charley Pride Becomes First Black Singer to Perform at the Grand Ole Opry
Jan. 7, 1967, was an historic day for country music ...
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.
51 Years Ago: Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Album Is Released
On Dec. 29, 1969, Haggard's 'Okie From Muskogee' album was released.
56 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Makes His First Appearance With the Beach Boys
Dec. 24, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Campbell.
41 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Makes His Film Debut in ‘The Electric Horseman’
Dec. 21, 1979, was a career-changing day for Nelson ...
34 Years Ago: Randy Travis Joins the Grand Ole Opry
Today is a monumental anniversary for Travis ...
18 Years Ago: Toby Keith Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec. 14, 2002, is a day that Keith will likely never forget.