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.
48 Years Ago: Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Album Hits No. 1
On May 22, 1970, 'Okie From Muskogee' hit No. 1 on the charts.
29 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Marries Larry Strickland
Happy anniversary, you two!
27 Years Ago: Patty Loveless Earns First Gold Album With ‘Honky Tonk Angel’
On April 9, 1991, Loveless received her first gold album, for her 1988 'Honky Tonk Angel' record.
33 Years Ago: The Judds Score First Gold Album With ‘Why Not Me’
On April 4, 1985, the Judds earned their first gold album, for 'Why Not Me'.
62 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Records ‘I Walk the Line’
On April 2, 1956, Cash recorded what would become one of his most famous songs.
51 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.
Reba McEntire Sets the Record Straight About Why She Turned Down a Role in ‘Titanic’ [WATC…
McEntire was originally slated to appear in the 1997 blockbuster film 'Titanic', as Molly Brown, before declining the role when it became apparent that film production would extend beyond its schedule date.
Chris Young Extends Headlining 2018 Losing Sleep Tour Into September
Young's added some fall dates to his 2018 trek!
43 Years Ago: TG Sheppard Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Devil in the Bottle’
On Feb. 15, 1975, Sheppard's debut single, "Devil in the Bottle," hit No. 1.
32 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Joins the Grand Ole Opry
McEntire's induction was part of a televised special for the Opry's 60th anniversary.