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.
39 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Marries Denise Jackson
Happy anniversary to the Jacksons!
19 Years Ago: Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Gets Married
The singer tied the knot on Dec. 14, 1999.
16 Years Ago: Toby Keith Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec. 14, 2002, is a day that Keith will likely never forget.
8 Years Ago: The Band Perry Hit No. 1 With ‘If I Die Young’
Dec. 13, 2010, was an unforgettable day for the Band Perry
29 Years Ago: Taylor Swift Is Born in Reading, Pa.
Happy birthday, T. Swift!
22 Years Ago: Clint Black Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Dec. 12, 1996, Black was celebrating yet another career milestone.
19 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘He Didn’t Have to Be’
On Dec. 11, 1999, Paisley earned his first No. 1 hit.
13 Years Ago: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Wed
Happy anniversary to Garth + Trisha!
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.
73 Years Ago: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Make Their Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec, 8, 1945, was an historic day for country music.