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.
38 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Certified Platinum
On Sept. 7, 1979, Waylon Jennings' 'Greatest Hits' album was certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units.
25 Years Ago: Vince Gill Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Still Believe in You’
Vince Gill earned his first No. 1 hit, "I Still Believe in You," on Sept. 5, 1992.
8 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success.
38 Years Ago: Willie Nelson and Leon Russell Share No. 1 Spot With ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Rema…
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.
43 Years Ago: George Jones Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘The Grand Tour’
On Aug. 31, 1974, George Jones earned his sixth No. 1 hit with his single "The Grand Tour."
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.
35 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, George Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with "Fool Hearted Memory."
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.
38 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 25, 1979, Charlie Daniels earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
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.