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.
23 Years Ago: Steve Wariner Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On May 11, 1996, Wariner was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
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45 Years Ago: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner End Their Musical Partnership
On Feb. 19, 1974, Parton announced her split from Wagoner, after more than seven years of performing together.
56 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Is Born in Tulsa, Okla.
Happy birthday, Garth!
9 Years Ago: Brad Paisley’s ‘Online’ Goes Gold
This song is still funny!
52 Years Ago: Charley Pride Becomes the First African-American Singer to Perform at the Gr…
Jan. 7, 1967, was an historic day for country music ...
19 Years Ago: Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Gets Married
The singer tied the knot on Dec. 14, 1999.
13 Years Ago: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Wed
Happy anniversary to Garth + Trisha!
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Earns First No. 1 With ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’
Dec. 9, 1989, is a day that Brooks will undoubtedly never forget.
73 Years Ago: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Make Their Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec, 8, 1945, was an historic day for country music.
18 Years Ago: ‘Reba’ Debuts on the WB Network
On Oct. 5, 2001, the sitcom 'Reba' debuted on the WB network.
65 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs on the Grand Ole Opry
Presley wasn't swayed by discouragement, and it's a good thing.