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.
Dolly Parton Doesn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions
When Jan. 1 rolls around, people all over the world make their resolutions for the new year, but Parton isn't one of them.
51 Years Ago: Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Album Is Released
On Dec. 29, 1969, Haggard's 'Okie From Muskogee' album was released.
50 Years Ago: Lynn Anderson’s ‘(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden’ Hits No. 1
On Dec. 26, 1970, Anderson's single "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" became her first No. 1 hit.
29 Years Ago: The Judds Play Their Final Show
Dec. 4, 1991, was a sad day for the Judds.
21 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes Performs for Pope John Paul II
On Nov. 25, 1999, Rimes performed for Pope John Paul II.
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'."
30 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Signs With Curb Records
On Oct. 22, 1990, McGraw signed with Curb Records.
48 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Becomes the First Woman to Win Entertainer of the Year at the C…
On Oct. 16, 1972, Lynn became the first woman to win a CMA for Entertainer of the Year.
Kenny Rogers’ Mother Gave Life-Changing Advice: ‘Always Be Happy Where You Are’
A piece of advice from his mom changed his entire life.