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.
7 Years Ago: Florida Georgia Line Sign With Republic Nashville
On July 16, 2012, Florida Georgia Line signed their first major-label record deal, with Republic Nashville.
19 Years Ago: Lee Ann Womack Hits No. 1 With ‘I Hope You Dance’
On July 8, 2000, Womack's single "I Hope You Dance" landed at the top of the charts.
43 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Is Born in Ada, Okla.
Happy birthday, Blake!
42 Years Ago: Eric Church Is Born in Granite Falls, N.C.
Happy birthday, EC!
13 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Kerosene’ Goes Gold
On March 6, 2006, Lambert earned her first gold single.
73 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
13 Years Ago: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Wed
Happy anniversary to Garth + Trisha!
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Earns First No. 1 With ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’
Dec. 9, 1989, is a day that Brooks will undoubtedly never forget.
13 Years Ago: Jake Owen Signs With RCA Records
On Sept. 25, 2005, Owen signed his record deal with RCA Records.
9 Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ Wins Best Female Video at MTV Music Award…
On Sept. 13, 2009, Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards for "You Belong With Me" was infamously interrupted by Kanye West.