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.
5 Years Ago: George Strait Announces His Retirement From Touring
On Sept. 26, 2012, George Strait shocked the country music community by announcing that he was retiring from touring.
Luke Bryan on Country Cares for St. Jude Kids: ‘It’s the Best of All Causes’
Luke Bryan and Nashville stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen recently supported. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during an event at the Grand Ole Opry.
23 Years Ago: George Jones Undergoes Triple Bypass Surgery on His 63rd Birthday
On Sept. 12, 1994, George Jones had a birthday to remember, even if it wasn't the way he had hoped.
23 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Hits No. 1 With ‘XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)’
On Sept. 10, 1994, Trisha Yearwood 's single "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)" became her second No. 1 hit.
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.
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.
28 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Reaches No. 1 With ‘Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That’
On Aug. 5, 1989, Dolly Parton earned her 16th No. 1 hit with her single "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That."
22 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘I Don’t Even Know Your Name’
On Aug. 5, 1995, Alan Jackson had a big reason to celebrate: The singer earned his 11th No. 1 hit with his single "I Don't Even Know Your Name."