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: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Soundtrack Goes Gold
On Feb. 9, 2001, the soundtrack for 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' was certified gold, for sales of 500,000 units.
76 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
25 Years Ago: Bill Monroe Is Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On May 15, 1997, Monroe was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
31 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wins a Record Six Times at the ACM Awards
On April 24, 1991, Brooks set an ACMs record
29 Years Ago: Vince Gill Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Still Believe in You’
Gill earned his first No. 1 hit, "I Still Believe in You," on Sept. 5, 1992.
24 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’
On Aug. 30, 1997, Chesney scored his first No. 1 hit with the single "She's Got It All."
39 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with his single "Fool Hearted Memory."
52 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
18 Years Ago: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett Hit No. 1 With ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On Aug. 9, 2003, Jackson and Buffett hit No. 1 with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," from Jackson's 'Greatest Hits II' album.
26 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘I Don’t Even Know Your Name’
On Aug. 5, 1995, Jackson had a big reason to celebrate.
Reba McEntire Shares the Secret to Her Longevity: ‘I’m Trying to Recreate Myself … and Have Consistency’
"I’m open. I’ve got my calendar open for whatever is supposed to happen."
Trisha Yearwood Says Music Will Always Take Priority in Her Career
Trisha Yearwood discusses her different business ventures, and says music will always take top priority for her.