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.
25 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘The Woman in Me’ Goes Platinum
On June 22, 1995, Twain earned her first platinum album with her sophomore record, 'The Woman in Me'.
37 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with his single "Fool Hearted Memory."
12 Years Ago: Luke Bryan’s Debut Album Is Released
On Aug. 14, 2007, Bryan's 'I'll Stay Me' album was released.
16 Years Ago: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett Hit No. 1 With ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On Aug. 9, 2003, Jackson and Buffett hit No. 1 with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," from Jackson's 'Greatest Hits II' album.
53 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Is Born in Delhi, La.
Happy birthday, Tim!
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wins a Record Six Times at the ACM Awards
On April 24, 1991, Brooks set an ACMs record
12 Years Ago: Luke Bryan Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 6, 2007, Bryan made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
64 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’
On Feb. 25, 1956, Presley earned his first No. 1 hit with "I Forgot to Remember to Forget."
33 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Red Headed Stranger’ Film Premieres
On Feb. 19, 1987, Nelson's movie 'Red Headed Stranger' premiered in Austin, Texas.
Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs
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53 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Earns First No. 1 With ‘Don’t Come Home a’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’…
On Feb. 11, 1967, Lynn earned her first No. 1 hit.
44 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Is Born in Ada, Okla.
Happy birthday, Blake!