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.
11 Years Ago: Shania Twain Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
On June 2, 2011, Twain received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
31 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wins a Record Six Times at the ACM Awards
On April 24, 1991, Brooks set an ACMs record
31 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.
21 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.
11 Years Ago: Thompson Square Release Their Debut Album
On Feb. 8, 2011, the husband-and-wife duo released their self-titled debut album.
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55 Years Ago: Charley Pride Becomes First Black Singer to Perform at the Grand Ole Opry
Jan. 7, 1967, was an historic day for country music ...
19 Years Ago: Toby Keith Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec. 14, 2002, is a day that Keith will likely never forget.
57 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Nov. 28, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Nelson.
30 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History
On Oct. 24, 1991, Brooks made history when his album 'No Fences' became the first country record to sell more than 5 million copies.