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.
20 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Hits No. 1 With ‘The Good Stuff’
On July 27, 2002, Chesney added another No. 1 hit to the growing list of "good stuff" that was happening in his career.
11 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.
15 Years Ago: Rodney Atkins Earns His First No. 1 Hit
On Aug. 12, 2006, Atkins earned his first No. 1 hit with "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)."
21 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Earns Honorary Doctorate
On May 12, 2001, McGraw earned an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
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.
37 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'.
40 Years Ago: The Bluebird Cafe Opens in Nashville
In June of 1982, the famous Bluebird Cafe opened its doors in Nashville, Tenn.
12 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
On April 16, 2010, Jackson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
19 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings Dies in Arizona
On Feb. 13, 2002, Jennings passed away in his sleep from complications from diabetes.