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.
25 Years Ago: Tim McGraw’s ‘I Like It, I Love It’ Hits No. 1
On Sept. 16, 1995, McGraw shot straight to No. 1 with "I Like It, I Love it."
59 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Signs With Decca Records
On Sept. 3, 1961, Lynn signed with Decca Records.
19 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Earns Honorary Doctorate
On May 12, 2001, McGraw earned an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
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.
Where Did Jason Aldean Go to High School?
Aldean explains what parts of his Wikipedia page are true and which parts are false.
23 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Happy anniversary to Adkins! It was on this date (Nov. 23) in 1996 that the singer made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
44 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Born in Phoenix, Ariz.
Happy birthday, Dierks Bentley!
47 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Releases ‘Rated ‘X”
On Nov. 20, 1972, Lynn released her single "Rated 'X'."
22 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘Come on Over’ Is Released
On Nov. 4, 1997, Twain's 'Come on Over' album was released.
59 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Oct. 15, 1960, Lynn made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
8 Years Ago: Rascal Flatts Join the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 8, 2011, the Flatts were officially welcomed as members of the Grand Ole Opry.