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.
32 Years Ago: George Strait Hits No. 1 With ‘All My Ex’s Live in Texas’
On July 11, 1987, Strait took over the No. 1 spot on the charts with his single "All My Ex's Live in Texas."
27 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Hits No. 1 With ‘Achy Breaky Heart’
On May 30, 1992, Cyrus' debut single, "Achy Breaky Heart," from his freshman album, 'Some Gave All', soared to the top of the charts.
37 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Always on My Mind’ Hits No. 1
On May 8, 1982, Nelson's version of "Always on My Mind" hit No. 1 on the charts.
13 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Graduates From Northeastern State University
On May 6, 2006, Underwood graduated from Northeastern State University, one year after winning 'American Idol'.
52 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Is Born in Delhi, La.
Happy birthday, Tim!
64 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Is Born in Oklahoma
Happy birthday, Reba!
16 Years Ago: The Dixie Chicks’ ‘Home’ Album Goes Triple-Platinum
On Oct. 11, 2002, the Dixie Chicks' album 'Home' was certified triple platinum, signifying sales in excess of 3 million units.
64 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs on the Grand Ole Opry
Presley wasn't swayed by discouragement, and it's a good thing.
13 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 1, 2005, Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
19 Years Ago: Chely Wright Hits No. 1 With ‘Single White Female’
On Sept. 11, 1999, Wright earned her first No. 1 single with "Single White Female," which was the title track of her sophomore album.