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.
23 Years Ago: George Jones Undergoes Triple Bypass Surgery on His 63rd Birthday
On Sept. 12, 1994, George Jones had a birthday to remember, even if it wasn't the way he had hoped.
18 Years Ago: Chely Wright Hits No. 1 With ‘Single White Female’
Sept. 11, 1999, was a big day for Chely Wright.
13 Years Ago: Terri Clark Hits No. 1 With ‘Girls Lie Too’
On Sept. 11, 2004, Terri Clark was undoubtedly doing plenty of celebrating.
23 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Hits No. 1 With ‘XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)’
On Sept. 10, 1994, Trisha Yearwood 's single "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)" became her second No. 1 hit.
28 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Hits No. 1 With ‘I Wonder Do You Think of Me’
Sept. 9, 1989, was a bittersweet day for friends and family of the late Keith Whitley.
38 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Certified Platinum
On Sept. 7, 1979, Waylon Jennings' 'Greatest Hits' album was certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units.
25 Years Ago: Vince Gill Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Still Believe in You’
Vince Gill earned his first No. 1 hit, "I Still Believe in You," on Sept. 5, 1992.
Story Behind the Song: Jason Aldean, ‘Any Ol’ Barstool’
Songwriters Josh Thompson and Derric Ruttan, along with Jason Aldean, share the story behind Aldean's hit "Any Ol' Barstool."
Michael Ray’s Inherited Love of Music Led to His Own Career
Michael Ray shares how his family's love of music led to his own career, and gives an update on his sophomore album.