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."
17 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.
14 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
84 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Is Born in Delight, Ark.
Campbell would have turned 84 today.
64 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."
33 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Joins the Grand Ole Opry
McEntire's induction was part of a televised special for the Opry's 60th anniversary.
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 ...
30 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.
55 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Nov. 28, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Nelson.