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.
65 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Records ‘I Walk the Line’
On April 2, 1956, Cash recorded what would become one of his most famous songs.
30 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Scores His First No. 1 Hit
Jackson earned his first No. 1 hit on March 9, 1991, with the song "I'd Love You All Over Again," from his freshman 'Here in the Real World' album.
29 Years Ago: Vince Gill Wins Two Grammy Awards for ‘I Still Believe in You’
On Feb. 24, 1992, Gill won two Grammy Awards for his song "I Still Believe in You," which was the title track of his sixth album.
47 Years Ago: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner End Their Musical Partnership
On Feb. 19, 1974, Parton announced her split from Wagoner, after more than seven years of performing together.
20 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Feb. 17, 2001, Paisley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
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.