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.
31 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘Unanswered Prayers’
On this day (Jan. 12) in 1991, the song soared to the top of the charts.
57 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Makes His First Appearance With the Beach Boys
Dec. 24, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Campbell.
37 Years Ago: The Judds Hit No. 1 With ‘Why Not Me’
Christmas came early for the Judds in 1984.
35 Years Ago: Randy Travis Joins the Grand Ole Opry
Today is a monumental anniversary for Travis ...
19 Years Ago: Toby Keith Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec. 14, 2002, is a day that Keith will likely never forget.
22 Years Ago: Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Gets Married
The singer tied the knot on Dec. 14, 1999.
25 Years Ago: Clint Black Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Dec. 12, 1996, Black was celebrating yet another career milestone.
22 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘He Didn’t Have to Be’
On Dec. 11, 1999, Paisley earned his first No. 1 hit.
30 Years Ago: Roy Acuff Becomes First Country Artist to Receive a Kennedy Center Honor
On Dec. 8, 1991, Acuff received a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in Washington, DC, becoming the first country artist to achieve the honor.
76 Years Ago: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Make Their Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec. 8, 1945, was an historic day for country music.