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.
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52 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Is Born in Delhi, La.
Happy birthday, Tim!
63 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs in Las Vegas Debut
On this day (April 23) in 1956, Presley made his debut in Las Vegas, where his performance was not well received.
48 Years Ago: Lynn Anderson’s ‘Rose Garden’ Album Hits No. 1
On March 18, 1971, Anderson's 'Rose Garden' album hit No. 1, and stayed there for 14 weeks.
28 Years Ago: Reba McEntire’s Band Members Die in Plane Crash
On March 16, 1991, McEntire lost seven of her band members, plus her tour manager, in a fatal airplane crash.
81 Years Ago: Don Everly Is Born in Kentucky
Happy birthday, Don Everly!
34 Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ Hits No. 1
On Jan. 5, 1985, Strait was starting the new year on a high note.
48 Years Ago: Lynn Anderson’s ‘(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden’ Hits No. 1
On Dec. 26, 1970, Anderson's single "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" became her first No. 1 hit.
16 Years Ago: Toby Keith Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec. 14, 2002, is a day that Toby Keith will likely never forget.
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.