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: 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.
32 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.
20 Years Ago: Natalie Maines Makes Controversial Comments About President George W. Bush
"Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."
32 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Scores His First No. 1 Hit
Jackson earned his first No. 1 hit on March 9, 1991, with the song "I'd Love You All Over Again," from his freshman 'Here in the Real World' album.
37 Years Ago: Randy Travis Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On March 7, 1986, Travis made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."
17 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Kerosene’ Goes Gold
On March 6, 2006, Lambert earned her first gold single.
27 Years Ago: Martina McBride Hits No. 1 With ‘Wild Angels’
On March 2. 1996, McBride earned her first No. 1 hit, with "Wild Angels," the title track of her third studio album.
36 Years Ago: Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris Release ‘Trio’
On March 2, 1987, 'Trio' was released on Warner Bros.
67 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’
On Feb. 25, 1956, Presley earned his first No. 1 hit with "I Forgot to Remember to Forget."
31 Years Ago: Vince Gill Wins Two Grammy Awards for ‘I Still Believe in You’
On Feb. 24, 1992, Gill won two Grammy Awards for his song "I Still Believe in You," which was the title track of his sixth album.
36 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Red Headed Stranger’ Film Premieres
On Feb. 19, 1987, Nelson's movie 'Red Headed Stranger' premiered in Austin, Texas.
22 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Feb. 17, 2001, Paisley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
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56 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s Debut Album Is Released
On Feb. 13, 1967, 'Hello, I'm Dolly' was released.
56 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Earns First No. 1 With ‘Don’t Come Home a’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)’
On Feb. 11, 1967, Lynn earned her first No. 1 hit.
37 Years Ago: The Highwaymen’s ‘Highwayman’ Album Certified Gold
It was the country music supergroup's first album.
22 Years Ago: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Soundtrack Goes Gold
On Feb. 9, 2001, the soundtrack for 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' was certified gold, for sales of 500,000 units.
21 Years Ago: Jo Dee Messina Earns Second Platinum Album With ‘Burn’
On Feb. 8, 2002, 'Burn' was certified platinum, for sales of one million units.
61 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Is Born in Tulsa, Okla.
Happy birthday, Garth!
47 Years Ago: Ronnie Milsap Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
He was just 33 years old.