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.
21 Years Ago: Lee Ann Womack Hits No. 1 With ‘I Hope You Dance’
On July 8, 2000, Womack's single "I Hope You Dance" landed at the top of the charts.
65 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On July 7, 1956, Cash made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry -- and met his future wife, June Carter.
19 Years Ago: The Chicks’ ‘Fly’ Certified Diamond
On June 25, 2002, the Chicks achieved a career milestone that only a few country artists have.
45 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Is Born in Ada, Okla.
Happy birthday, Blake!
34 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.
24 Years Ago: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Reach No. 1 With ‘It’s Your Love’
On June 7, 1997, McGraw and Hill soared to the top of the charts with their duet, "It's Your Love," from McGraw's 'Everywhere' album.
19 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘Drive (For Daddy Gene)’
On May 25, 2002, Jackson earned his 20th No. 1 hit with "Drive (For Daddy Gene)."
40 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."
54 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Records ‘Gentle on My Mind’
On May 17, 1967, Campbell recorded "Gentle on My Mind," which became one of the biggest hits of his career.
20 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Earns Honorary Doctorate
On May 12, 2001, McGraw earned an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.