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.
17 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On May 5, 2001, Shelton made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Austin," from his self-titled debut album.
24 Years Ago: Faith Hill Hits No. 1 With ‘Piece of My Heart’
On April 30, 1994, Hill topped the charts for the second time with "Piece of My Heart."
29 Years Ago: Clint Black Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 22, 1989, Black made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, just as his first single, "A Better Man," was climbing the charts.
29 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Serves as Host and Musical Guest on ‘SNL’
On April 15, 1989, Parton served as both the host and musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live'.
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Releases His Debut Album
'Garth Brooks' debuted on April 12, 1989.
19 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘Come on Over’ Earns Diamond Certification
On April 7, 1999, 'Come on Over' was certified diamond, for sales of 10 million units.
27 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Scores His First No. 1 Hit
Jackson earned his first No. 1 hit on March 9, 1991, with the song "I'd Love You All Over Again," from his freshman 'Here in the Real World' album.
28 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Releases His Debut Album, ‘Here in the Real World’
On Feb. 27, 1990, Jackson released 'Here In The Real World' on Arista Records.
8 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Revolution’ Album Goes Gold
On Feb. 16, 2010, Lambert earned a gold record.
44 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ Becomes a No. 1 Hit
On Feb. 2, 1974, Parton earned her second No. 1 hit with "Jolene."