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.
Rascal Flatts’ First Time on the Radio Was Nerve-Wracking
Rascal Flatts recall the first time they heard themselves on the radio.
28 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Hits No. 1 With ‘I Wonder Do You Think of Me’
Sept. 9, 1989, was a bittersweet day for friends and family of the late Keith Whitley.
8 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success.
38 Years Ago: Willie Nelson and Leon Russell Share No. 1 Spot With ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Rema…
23 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut
On Aug. 31, 1994, Clay Walker was undoubtedly in a celebratory mood.
43 Years Ago: George Jones Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘The Grand Tour’
On Aug. 31, 1974, George Jones earned his sixth No. 1 hit with his single "The Grand Tour."
35 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, George Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with "Fool Hearted Memory."
14 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Aug. 23, 2003, Trace Adkins was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
48 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Johnny Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.