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.
32 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Red Headed Stranger’ Film Premieres
On Feb. 19, 1987, Nelson's movie 'Red Headed Stranger' premiered in Austin, Texas.
9 Years Ago: Lady Antebellum Earn Double-Platinum Single for ‘Need You Now’
On Feb. 18, 2010, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" single was certified double-platinum, for sales of 2 million copies.
18 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Feb. 17, 2001, Paisley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
9 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Revolution’ Album Goes Gold
On Feb. 16, 2010, Lambert earned a gold record.
44 Years Ago: TG Sheppard Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Devil in the Bottle’
On Feb. 15, 1975, Sheppard's debut single, "Devil in the Bottle," hit No. 1.
34 Years Ago: Randy Travis Signs Recording Contract With Warner Bros. Records
On Feb. 14, 1985, Travis signed his record deal with Warner Bros. Records.
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17 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings Dies in Arizona
On Feb. 13, 2002, Jennings passed away in his sleep from complications from diabetes.
52 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s Debut Album Is Released
On Feb. 13, 1967, 'Hello, I'm Dolly' was released.
14 Years Ago: Rascal Flatts Ride to No. 1 With ‘Bless the Broken Road’
On Feb. 12, 2005, "Bless the Broken Road" hit No. 1.