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: 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."
36 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."
14 Years Ago: Big & Rich’s ‘Horse of a Different Color’ Certified Platinum
On May 4, 2004, Big & Rich's debut album, 'Horse of a Different Color', was certified platinum, for sales of one million units.
15 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.
14 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson Releases ‘Redneck Woman’
On March 5, 2004, Wilson released her debut single, "Redneck Woman," to radio.
FOR MARCH 6: Story Behind the Song: Martina McBride, ‘Wrong Again’
Martina McBride had a chart-topping hit with "Wrong Again," the fifth single from her fourth studio album, Evolution, released in 1997. The song, written by Tommy Lee James and Cynthia Well, was originally a sad song about broken promises and love lost, until Well had a last-minute change …
28 Years Ago: Clint Black Earns His First Platinum Album With ‘Killin’ Time’
On Jan. 23, 1990, Black earned his first platinum album.
93 Years Ago: Ray Price Is Born in Peach, Texas
Happy birthday to him!
‘CMA Country Christmas’ 2017 Performers Talk Singing Timeless Holiday Tunes
The Boot chatted with several 'CMA Country Christmas' 2017 performers about singing classic holiday songs during the show.