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.
48 Years Ago: John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ Is Released
On April 12, 1971, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was released as a single.
17 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings Dies in Arizona
On Feb. 13, 2002, Jennings passed away in his sleep from complications from diabetes.
14 Years Ago: Rascal Flatts Ride to No. 1 With ‘Bless the Broken Road’
On Feb. 12, 2005, "Bless the Broken Road" hit No. 1.
8 Years Ago: Thompson Square Release Their Debut Album
On Feb. 8, 2011, the husband-and-wife duo released their self-titled debut album.
73 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
6 Years Ago: George Strait Begins His Final Tour
On Jan. 18, 2013, Strait kicked off his farewell trek in Lubbock, Texas.
19 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘He Didn’t Have to Be’
On Dec. 11, 1999, Paisley earned his first No. 1 hit.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s Best CMA Awards Song Parodies [WATCH]
Country Music's Biggest Night, the CMA Awards, is filled with comedy thanks to Paisley and Underwood.
33 Years Ago: First Farm Aid Held in Champaign, Ill.
On Sept. 22, 1985, the very first Farm Aid was held in Champaign, Ill.
12 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
On Sept. 18, 2006, Nelson was arrested for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms.