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.
33 Years Ago: The Judds’ ‘Why Not Me’ Is Certified Platinum
On April 25, 1986, the Judds' 'Why Not Me' album was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.
19 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wraps Up Spring Training With the New York Mets
On March 19, 2000, Brooks wrapped up spring training with the New York Mets.
Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs
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33 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Joins the Grand Ole Opry
McEntire's induction was part of a televised special for the Opry's 60th anniversary.
52 Years Ago: Charley Pride Becomes the First African-American Singer to Perform at the Gr…
Jan. 7, 1967, was an historic day for country music ...
19 Years Ago: Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Gets Married
The singer tied the knot on Dec. 14, 1999.
13 Years Ago: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Wed
Happy anniversary to Garth + Trisha!
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Earns First No. 1 With ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’
Dec. 9, 1989, is a day that Brooks will undoubtedly never forget.
73 Years Ago: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Make Their Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec, 8, 1945, was an historic day for country music.
14 Years Ago: Toby Keith’s ‘Shock’n Y’all’ Becomes His Second Quadruple-Platinum Album
On Oct. 21, 2004, Keith undoubtedly raised a glass or two in celebration.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s Best CMA Awards Song Parodies [WATCH]
Country Music's Biggest Night, the CMA Awards, is filled with comedy thanks to Paisley and Underwood.
24 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘Who’s That Man’
On Oct. 8, 1994, Keith was undoubtedly raising a glass to toast to his success.