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.
23 Years Ago: Clint Black Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Dec. 12, 1996, Black was celebrating yet another career milestone.
20 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.
14 Years Ago: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Wed
Happy anniversary to Garth + Trisha!
30 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.
28 Years Ago: Roy Acuff Becomes First Country Artist to Receive a Kennedy Center Honor
On Dec. 8, 1991, Acuff received a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in Washington, DC, becoming the first country artist to achieve the honor.
74 Years Ago: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Make Their Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec, 8, 1945, was an historic day for country music.
28 Years Ago: The Judds Play Their Final Show
Dec. 4, 1991, was a sad day for the Judds.
25 Years Ago: Martina McBride Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Nov. 30, 1995, McBride became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.
25 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Brand New Man’ Goes Quadruple Platinum
Nov. 29, 1994, was a day of celebration for Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.
55 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Nov. 28, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Nelson.