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.
47 Years Ago: Lynn Anderson’s ‘Rose Garden’ Album Hits No. 1
On March 18, 1971, Anderson's 'Rose Garden' album hit No. 1, and stayed there for 14 weeks.
27 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.
48 Years Ago: Merle Haggard Hits No. 1 With ‘The Fightin’ Side of Me’
On March 14, 1970, Haggard scored his ninth No. 1 hit.
19 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On March 13, 1999, Yearwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
8 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘White Liar’ Goes Gold
On March 12, 2010, Lambert earned a gold record for "White Liar," from her 'Revolution' album.
49 Years Ago: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Split Up
On March 11, 1969, Flatt and Scruggs ended their musical partnership, which spanned more than 25 years.
15 Years Ago: Natalie Maines Makes Controversial Comments About President George W. Bush
"Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."
35 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Is Born in Muskogee, Okla.
Happy birthday, Carrie!
27 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Scores His First No. 1 Hit
Jackson earned his first No. 1 hit on March 9, 1991, with the song "I'd Love You All Over Again," from his freshman 'Here in the Real World' album.
38 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Hits No. 1 With ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys’
On March 8, 1980, Nelson's "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" soared to the top of the charts, becoming his fifth No. 1 hit.
32 Years Ago: Randy Travis Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On March 7, 1986, Travis made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."
19 Years Ago: Sara Evans Scores First No. 1 Hit
On March 6, 1999, Evans earned her first No. 1 hit with "No Place That Far," the title track from her sophomore album.