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.
38 Years Ago: The Bluebird Cafe Opens in Nashville
In June of 1982, the famous Bluebird Cafe opened its doors in Nashville, Tenn.
65 Years Ago: Kix Brooks Is Born in Shreveport, La.
Happy birthday to him!
20 Years Ago: Rascal Flatts Debut on the Grand Ole Opry
On April 28, 2000, the country trio made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
34 Years Ago: Brett Eldredge Is Born in Paris, Ill.
Happy birthday, Brett!
37 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with his single "Fool Hearted Memory."
8 Years Ago: Sugarland’s Stage Collapses at the Indiana State Fair
On Aug. 13, 2011, the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair moments before Sugarland were scheduled to perform, resulting in seven fatalities and dozens of injuries.
58 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Is Born in Tulsa, Okla.
Happy birthday, Garth!
14 Years Ago: Brad Paisley’s ‘Time Well Wasted’ Album Is Released
On Aug. 16, 2005, Paisley's 'Time Well Wasted' album was released on Arista Records.
8 Years Ago: The Oak Ridge Boys Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Aug. 6, 2011, the Oak Ridge Boys were officially inducted into Grand Ole Opry.
8 Years Ago: Eric Church Releases ‘Chief’
On July 26, 2011, Church's 'Chief' album was released.