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.
11 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Reveals His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
On June 22, 2011, Campbell's fans learned that the iconic singer had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
27 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'.
25 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.
11 Years Ago: Shania Twain Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
On June 2, 2011, Twain received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
40 Years Ago: The Bluebird Cafe Opens in Nashville
In June of 1982, the famous Bluebird Cafe opened its doors in Nashville, Tenn.
20 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)."
52 Years Ago: Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Album Hits No. 1
On May 22, 1970, 'Okie From Muskogee' hit No. 1 on the charts.
30 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Records ‘Some Gave All’
On May 19, 1992, Cyrus recorded the title track of his freshman album.
70 Years Ago: George Strait Is Born in Poteet, Texas
Happy birthday, George!
31 Years Ago: Reba McEntire’s Band Members Die in Plane Crash
On March 16, 1991, McEntire lost seven of her band members, plus her tour manager, in a fatal airplane crash.