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.
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44 Years Ago: Ronnie Milsap Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
He was just 33 years old.
29 Years Ago: Aaron Tippin Releases His Debut Album
On Jan. 22, 1991, Tippin released his debut album.
40 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Makes His Film Debut in ‘The Electric Horseman’
Dec. 21, 1979, was a career-changing day for Nelson ...
14 Years Ago: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Wed
Happy anniversary to Garth + Trisha!
23 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Happy anniversary to Adkins! It was on this date (Nov. 23) in 1996 that the singer made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
19 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Announces His Retirement
On Oct. 26, 2000, Brooks' fans received disappointing news.
59 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Oct. 15, 1960, Lynn made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
65 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs on the Grand Ole Opry
Presley wasn't swayed by discouragement, and it's a good thing.
13 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
On Sept. 18, 2006, Nelson was arrested for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms.