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.
28 Years Ago: Clint Black Earns His First Platinum Album With ‘Killin’ Time’
On Jan. 23, 1990, Black earned his first platinum album.
27 Years Ago: Aaron Tippin Releases His Debut Album
On Jan. 22, 1991, Tippin released his debut album.
12 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ Hits No. 1
On Jan. 21, 2006, Underwood earned a No. 1 hit with her debut single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel."
23 Years Ago: Wynonna Judd’s Self-Titled Album Certified Quadruple Platinum
On Jan. 20, 1995, Judd's eponymous 1992 solo debut was certified quadruple platinum.
Dolly Parton Reflects on Her Cross-Generational Success: ‘That Makes Me Feel Good’
"I think they feel like they know me because I’ve been around so long."
28 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Film Debut in ‘Tremors’
McEntire appears in the movie 'Tremors' opposite Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.
72 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
Justin Moore Knows It’s Best to Let His Music Run His Career
"I used to be a chart watcher ... [but] I realized a long time ago, you can’t control any of this ..."
Lanco: Friendship Makes the Band Work
Lead singer Brandon Lancaster says it's the band members' friendship that makes the group work so well.
5 Years Ago: George Strait Begins His Final Tour
On Jan. 18, 2013, Strait kicked off his farewell trek in Lubbock, Texas.