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.
16 Years Ago: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett Hit No. 1 With ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On Aug. 9, 2003, Jackson and Buffett hit No. 1 with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," from Jackson's 'Greatest Hits II' album.
24 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘I Don’t Even Know Your Name’
On Aug. 5, 1995, Jackson had a big reason to celebrate.
14 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On May 13, 2005, Aldean made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
37 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Always on My Mind’ Hits No. 1
On May 8, 1982, Nelson's version of "Always on My Mind" hit No. 1 on the charts.
Top 10 Country Rodeo Songs
13 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Graduates From Northeastern State University
On May 6, 2006, Underwood graduated from Northeastern State University, one year after winning 'American Idol'.
42 Years Ago: Eric Church Is Born in Granite Falls, N.C.
Happy birthday, EC!
33 Years Ago: The Judds’ ‘Why Not Me’ Is Certified Platinum
On April 25, 1986, the Judds' 'Why Not Me' album was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.
83 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Is Born in Delight, Ark.
Campbell would have turned 83 today.
13 Years Ago: Jo Dee Messina Runs the Boston Marathon
On April 17, 2006, Messina ran the Boston Marathon ... and completed the race, even after injuring her knee.