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.
34 Years Ago: Randy Travis Signs Recording Contract With Warner Bros. Records
On Feb. 14, 1985, Travis signed his record deal with Warner Bros. Records.
17 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings Dies in Arizona
On Feb. 13, 2002, Jennings passed away in his sleep from complications from diabetes.
52 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.
17 Years Ago: Jo Dee Messina Earns Second Platinum Album With ‘Burn’
On Feb. 8, 2002, 'Burn' was certified platinum, for sales of one million units.
42 Years Ago: Ronnie Milsap Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
He was just 33 years old.
Top 10 Clint Black Songs
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29 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Film Debut in ‘Tremors’
McEntire appears in the movie 'Tremors' opposite Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.
73 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
6 Years Ago: George Strait Begins His Final Tour
On Jan. 18, 2013, Strait kicked off his farewell trek in Lubbock, Texas.
19 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards
On Jan. 17, 2000, Brooks was named the Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards.