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.
56 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Is Born in Tulsa, Okla.
Happy birthday, Garth!
42 Years Ago: Ronnie Milsap Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
He was just 33 years old.
18 Years Ago: The Dixie Chicks Hit No. 1 With ‘Cowboy, Take Me Away’
The song is on their album 'Fly'.
Top 10 Clint Black Songs
Do you agree with our picks?
9 Years Ago: Brad Paisley’s ‘Online’ Goes Gold
This song is still funny!
23 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘Gone Country’
It was Jackson's 10th No. 1 hit.
28 Years Ago: Aaron Tippin Releases His Debut Album
On Jan. 22, 1991, Tippin released his debut album.
29 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Film Debut in ‘Tremors’
McEntire appears in the movie 'Tremors' opposite Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.
73 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
19 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards
On Jan. 17, 2000, Brooks was named the Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards.