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.
30 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.
55 Years Ago: Charley Pride Becomes First Black Singer to Perform at the Grand Ole Opry
Jan. 7, 1967, was an historic day for country music ...
51 Years Ago: Lynn Anderson’s ‘(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden’ Hits No. 1
On Dec. 26, 1970, Anderson's single "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" became her first No. 1 hit.
57 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Makes His First Appearance With the Beach Boys
Dec. 24, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Campbell.
35 Years Ago: Randy Travis Joins the Grand Ole Opry
Today is a monumental anniversary for Travis ...
31 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Announces Her Retirement
On Oct. 17, 1990, Judd announced that she was retiring from music because of her diagnosis of Hepatitis C.
15 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Oct. 17, 2006, McGraw received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
35 Years Ago: Patty Loveless Releases Her Debut Album
On Oct. 1, 1986, Loveless released her self-titled debut album.
26 Years Ago: Tim McGraw’s ‘I Like It, I Love It’ Hits No. 1
On Sept. 16, 1995, McGraw shot straight to No. 1 with "I Like It, I Love it."
24 Years Ago: George Strait Hits No. 1 With ‘Carrying Your Love With Me’
On July 19, 1997, the King of Country landed in the No. 1 spot with his song "Carrying Your Love With Me."