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.
24 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Happy anniversary to Adkins! It was on this date (Nov. 23) in 1996 that the singer made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
39 Years Ago: Hank Williams Jr.’s ‘All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)’ Hits No. 1
Chances are good that on Nov. 21, 1981, Williams Jr. didn't do much settling down.
45 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Born in Phoenix, Ariz.
Happy birthday, Dierks Bentley!
48 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Releases ‘Rated ‘X”
On Nov. 20, 1972, Lynn released her single "Rated 'X'."
23 Years Ago: Shania Twain Makes History With ‘The Woman in Me’
On Nov. 17, 1997, Twain's sophomore album was certified diamond.
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘Shameless’
On Nov. 16, 1991, Brooks earned his seventh No. 1 single with the tune "Shameless."
45 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Signs Her First Recording Contract
On Nov. 11, 1975, McEntire's career as a country music singer officially began.
13 Years Ago: Hank Thompson Dies From Lung Cancer
The singer was 82 years old.
18 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Wins Five CMA Awards
On Nov. 6, 2002, Jackson had plenty of reasons to celebrate -- five, in fact.
23 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘Come on Over’ Is Released
On Nov. 4, 1997, Twain's 'Come on Over' album was released.