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.
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.
25 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Happy anniversary to Adkins! It was on this date (Nov. 23) in 1996 that the singer made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
60 Years Ago: Hank Williams Among First Inductees Into Country Music Hall of Fame
On Nov. 3, 1961, Williams, publisher Fred Rose and Jimmie Rodgers were among the first inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
30 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History
On Oct. 24, 1991, Brooks made history when his album 'No Fences' became the first country record to sell more than 5 million copies.
25 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Sept. 13, 1996, Rimes made her Grand Ole Opry debut.