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.
65 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Records ‘I Walk the Line’
On April 2, 1956, Cash recorded what would become one of his most famous songs.
54 Years Ago: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Opens
On April 1, 1967, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Nashville, Tenn.
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.
56 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Makes His First Appearance With the Beach Boys
Dec. 24, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Campbell.
95 Years Ago: The Grand Ole Opry Begins Broadcasting
Nov. 28, 1925, was an historic day for country music.
45 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Born in Phoenix, Ariz.
Happy birthday, Dierks Bentley!
35 Years Ago: First Farm Aid Held in Champaign, Ill.
On Sept. 22, 1985, the very first Farm Aid was held in Champaign, Ill.
10 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn Play Their Final Show
On Sept. 2, 2010, Brooks & Dunn played their final show, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
51 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
35 Years Ago: Alabama Become First Country Act to Earn Quadruple-Platinum Status
On July 30, 1985, Alabama became the first country act to earn quadruple platinum status, both for 'Mountain Music' and 'Feels So Right'.