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.
31 Years Ago: Randy Travis Hits No. 1 With ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’
On June 13, 1987, "Forever and Ever, Amen" reached the top of the charts, where it stayed for three weeks.
13 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On June 10, 2005, Underwood made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry, shortly after she won Season 4 of 'American Idol'.
44 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Hits No. 1 With ‘I Will Always Love You’
On June 8, 1974, Parton's "I Will Always Love You," from her 'Jolene' album, soared to the top of the charts.
27 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Becomes a Grand Ole Opry Member
On June 7, 1991, Jackson officially became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
26 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Hits No. 1 With ‘Achy Breaky Heart’
On May 30, 1992, Cyrus' debut single, "Achy Breaky Heart," from his freshman album, 'Some Gave All', soared to the top of the charts.
14 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson Hits No. 1 With ‘Redneck Woman’
On May 29, 2004, Wilson earned her first No.1 hit with her debut single, "Redneck Woman," from her album 'Here for the Party'.
37 Years Ago: Rosanne Cash Earns First No. 1 Single With ‘Seven Year Ache’
On May 23, 1981, Cash earned her first No. 1 hit with "Seven Year Ache."
59 Years Ago: Randy Travis Is Born in Monroe, N.C.
Happy birthday, Randy!
27 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wins a Record Six Times at the ACM Awards
On April 24, 1991, Brooks set an ACMs record
29 Years Ago: Clint Black Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 22, 1989, Black made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, just as his first single, "A Better Man," was climbing the charts.