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: 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.
Chris Young Extends Headlining 2018 Losing Sleep Tour … Again
Young's added more fall dates to his 2018 trek!
13 Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s ‘Tim McGraw’ Is Released
On June 19, 2006, Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw," was released.
43 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Is Born in Ada, Okla.
Happy birthday, Blake!
18 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.
28 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.
29 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.
9 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Revolution’ Album Goes Gold
On Feb. 16, 2010, Lambert earned a gold record.
Little Big Town Say Success of ‘Better Man’ Is All Thanks to Taylor Swift
"I think that song just shows what an amazing writer [she is] ..."
26 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.