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.
49 Years Ago: Johnny Cash’s ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ Hits No. 1
On Oct. 10, 1970, Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" landed at No. 1.
24 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."
16 Years Ago: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett Hit No. 1 With ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On Aug. 9, 2003, Jackson and Buffett hit No. 1 with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," from Jackson's 'Greatest Hits II' album.
Top 10 Country Songs About Death
The Boot counts down our picks for the Top 10 country songs about death.
13 Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s ‘Tim McGraw’ Is Released
On June 19, 2006, Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw," was released.
Top 10 Country Rodeo Songs
83 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Is Born in Delight, Ark.
Campbell would have turned 83 today.
64 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Is Born in Oklahoma
Happy birthday, Reba!
19 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wraps Up Spring Training With the New York Mets
On March 19, 2000, Brooks wrapped up spring training with the New York Mets.
63 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’
On Feb. 25, 1956, Presley earned his first No. 1 hit with "I Forgot to Remember to Forget."
19 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes’ Self-Titled Album Goes Platinum
On Jan. 3, 2000, Rimes kicked off the new year -- and the new millennium -- on a high note.
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.