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.
45 Years Ago: Hank Williams Jr. Has Near-Fatal Accident in Montana
On Aug. 8, 1975, Williams Jr. had a near-fatal accident when he fell more than 440 feet while climbing Ajax Peak in Montana.
18 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue’
On July 20, 2002, Keith earned his ninth No. 1 single with his tune "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)."
68 Years Ago: George Strait Is Born in Poteet, Texas
Happy birthday, George!
53 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Records ‘Gentle on My Mind’
On May 17, 1967, Campbell recorded "Gentle on My Mind," which became one of the biggest hits of his career.
14 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Kerosene’ Goes Gold
On March 6, 2006, Lambert earned her first gold single.
34 Years Ago: Randy Travis Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On March 7, 1986, Travis made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."
28 Years Ago: Travis Tritt Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Feb. 29, 1992, Tritt became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs
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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.