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.
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!
17 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.
65 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs on the Grand Ole Opry
Presley wasn't swayed by discouragement, and it's a good thing.
14 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 1, 2005, Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
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.