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.
23 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut
On Aug. 31, 1994, Clay Walker was undoubtedly in a celebratory mood.
20 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’
On Aug. 30, 1997, Kenny Chesney scored his first No. 1 hit with the single "She's Got It All."
Chris Young Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry [WATCH]
Tuesday night (Aug. 29) was a big night for Chris Young.
Peek Inside Loretta Lynn’s New Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit [PICTURES]
Loretta Lynn's exhibit, 'Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl', is now open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
14 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Aug. 23, 2003, Trace Adkins was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
48 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Johnny Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
28 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Reaches No. 1 With ‘Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That’
On Aug. 5, 1989, Dolly Parton earned her 16th No. 1 hit with her single "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That."
22 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘I Don’t Even Know Your Name’
On Aug. 5, 1995, Alan Jackson had a big reason to celebrate: The singer earned his 11th No. 1 hit with his single "I Don't Even Know Your Name."
18 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Aug. 3, 1999, Patsy Cline was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
16 Years Ago: Blake Shelton’s Debut Album Is Released
On July 31, 2001, Blake Shelton's self-titled freshman album was released on Giant Nashville.
Review: Jake Owen Brings Big Band, Bigger Stage Presence to Nashville [PICTURES]
In a refreshing switch from the usual solo-act show, Owen preferred to let his band -- including an amazing horn section -- take center stage with him, allowing for one unforgettable night.
RaeLynn on RaVe Tour: ‘I Really Want to Try Something Different’
RaeLynn discusses her current RaVe Tour and her husband's military service with The Boot.