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.
48 Years Ago: Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Album Hits No. 1
On May 22, 1970, 'Okie From Muskogee' hit No. 1 on the charts.
26 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Records ‘Some Gave All’
On May 19, 1992, Cyrus recorded the title track of his freshman album.
66 Years Ago: George Strait Is Born in Poteet, Texas
Happy birthday, George!
51 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Records ‘Gentle on My Mind’
On May 17, 1967, Glen Campbell recorded "Gentle on My Mind," which became one of the biggest hits of his career.
49 Years Ago: Merle Haggard Records ‘Workin’ Man Blues’
On May 16, 1979, "the Hag" recorded "Workin' Man Blues", from his 'A Portrait of Merle Haggard' album.
21 Years Ago: Bill Monroe Is Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On May 15, 1997, Monroe was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
13 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On May 13, 2005, Aldean made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
63 Years Ago: Kix Brooks Is Born in Shreveport, La.
Happy birthday to him!
17 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Earns Honorary Doctorate
On May 12, 2001, McGraw earned an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
22 Years Ago: Steve Wariner Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On May 11, 1996, Wariner was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.