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'.
28 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn Earn First Gold Album With ‘Brand New Man’
On May 26, 1992, Brooks & Dunn earned their first gold-selling album, for their freshman record, 'Brand New Man'.
14 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Graduates From Northeastern State University
On May 6, 2006, Underwood graduated from Northeastern State University, one year after winning 'American Idol'.
14 Years Ago: Eric Church Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 1, 2006, Church made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
53 Years Ago: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Opens
On April 1, 1967, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Nashville, Tenn.
Kenny Rogers’ Mother Gave Life-Changing Advice: ‘Always Be Happy Where You Are’
A piece of advice from his mom changed his entire life.
28 Years Ago: Travis Tritt Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Feb. 29, 1992, Tritt became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.
28 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.
58 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Is Born in Tulsa, Okla.
Happy birthday, Garth!
44 Years Ago: Ronnie Milsap Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
He was just 33 years old.
LOOK: Remembering Little Jimmy Dickens’ Life and Legacy
Dickens may have been small in stature -- he was only 4 feet, 11 inches -- but his presence was larger than life.