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: Aaron Tippin Releases His Debut Album
On Jan. 22, 1991, Tippin released his debut album.
30 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘Unanswered Prayers’
On this day (Jan. 12) in 1991, the song soared to the top of the charts.
51 Years Ago: Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Album Is Released
On Dec. 29, 1969, Haggard's 'Okie From Muskogee' album was released.
36 Years Ago: The Judds Hit No. 1 With ‘Why Not Me’
Christmas came early for the Judds in 1984.
11 Years Ago: Lady A’s ‘Need You Now’ Goes Platinum
On Dec. 16, 2009, Lady A (then known as Lady Antebellum) had one million reasons to celebrate.
15 Years Ago: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Wed
Happy anniversary to Garth + Trisha!
31 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Earns First No. 1 With ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’
Dec. 9, 1989, is a day that Brooks will undoubtedly never forget.
23 Years Ago: Shania Twain Makes History With ‘The Woman in Me’
On Nov. 17, 1997, Twain's sophomore album was certified diamond.
23 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘Come on Over’ Is Released
On Nov. 4, 1997, Twain's 'Come on Over' album was released.
10 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Releases ‘My Kinda Party’
On Nov. 2, 2010, Aldean's fourth studio album, 'My Kinda Party', was released on Broken Bow Records.
30 Years Ago: Vince Gill’s ‘When I Call Your Name’ Goes Gold
On Oct. 29, 1990, Gill earned his first gold record.
20 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Announces His Retirement
On Oct. 26, 2000, Brooks' fans received disappointing news.