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.
20 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Hits No. 1 With ‘The Good Stuff’
On July 27, 2002, Chesney added another No. 1 hit to the growing list of "good stuff" that was happening in his career.
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.
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)."
70 Years Ago: George Strait Is Born in Poteet, Texas
Happy birthday, George!
45 Years Ago: Eric Church Is Born in Granite Falls, N.C.
Happy birthday, EC!
55 Years Ago: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Opens
On April 1, 1967, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Nashville, Tenn.
35 Years Ago: Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris Release ‘Trio’
On March 2, 1987, 'Trio' was released on Warner Bros.
60 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Is Born in Tulsa, Okla.
Happy birthday, Garth!
30 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Is Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On Jan. 15, 1992, the Man in Black was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.