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 Hits No. 1 With ‘Drive (for Daddy Gene)’
On May 25, 2002, Jackson earned his 20th No. 1 hit with "Drive (for Daddy Gene)."
51 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Records ‘Gentle on My Mind’
On May 17, 1967, Glen Campbell recorded "Gentle on My Mind," which became one of the biggest hits of his career.
29 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Dies
Whitley died at the age of 34 from alcohol poisoning.
36 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.
23 Years Ago: George Strait Records ‘Check Yes or No’ and ‘I Know She Still Loves Me’
On April 10, 1995, Strait recorded "Check Yes or No" and "I Know She Still Loves Me" for his 'Strait Out of the Box' album.
Justin Moore’s Daughters Are Hoping Their New Sibling Is a Boy
Justin Moore admits that all three of his daughters are hoping that their new sibling is a boy, and explains why he and his wife aren't learning the baby's gender ahead of time.
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.
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.
25 Years Ago: Vince Gill Wins Two Grammys for ‘I Still Believe in You’
On Feb. 24, 1992, Vince Gill won two Grammy Awards for his song "I Still Believe in You," which was the title track of his sixth album.
13 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘American Soldier’
On Feb. 21, 2004, Toby Keith earned his 13th No. 1 hit with his song "American Soldier," from his 'Shock'n Y'all' album.