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Gayle Thompson

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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36 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’

On Aug. 25, 1979, Charlie Daniels was undoubtedly doing plenty of celebrating. It was on this day 36 years ago that the singer earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

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46 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’

Forty-five years ago today (Aug. 21, 1969) was an epic day for Johnny Cash. It was on this day that the singer soared to the top of the charts with his live single, "A Boy Named Sue," from his At San Quentin album.

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Trace Adkins Grand Ole Opry induction
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12 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry

Trace Adkins had already earned 10 Top 20 hits by this time in 2003. He'd had his first No. 1 single, "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing," and had released four Top 10 albums, as well as a hits collection. But chances are, it's his induction into the Grand Ole Opry that makes Aug. 23 stand out in his mind.

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12 Years Ago: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett Hit No. 1 With ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’

Twelve years ago today (Aug. 9, 2003) was a big day for Alan Jackson. It was on this day that his duet with Jimmy Buffett, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," hit the top of the charts, where it stayed for eight weeks.

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26 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Reaches No. 1 With ‘Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That’

Twenty-six years ago today (Aug. 5, 1989), Dolly Parton earned her 16th No. 1 hit with her single "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That." The song was the debut single from her gold-selling 1989 White Limozeen album, which was produced by Ricky Skaggs.

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Patsy Cline Hollywood Walk of Fame
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16 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sixteen years ago today (Aug. 3, 1999) was a bittersweet day for the friends and family of Patsy Cline. It was on this day that the singer was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in honor of her many career achievements.

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Kristian Bush Reveals Sugarland Songs Tell a Story

Kristian Bush is working on his own solo album, but his work with Jennifer Nettles as part of the award-winning duo Sugarland is never far from his mind. The singer-songwriter, who co-wrote most of the songs on their four studio albums, reveals that many of the tunes told one continuous story.

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