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.
36 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Always on My Mind’ Hits No. 1
On May 8, 1982, Nelson's version of "Always on My Mind" hit No. 1 on the charts.
69 Years Ago: Hank Williams Gets His First No. 1 Song With ‘Lovesick Blues’
On May 7, 1949, Williams earned his first No. 1 hit, with "Lovesick Blues."
12 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Graduates From Northeastern State University
On May 6, 2006, Underwood graduated from Northeastern State University, one year after winning 'American Idol'.
29 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Marries Larry Strickland
Happy anniversary, you two!
17 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On May 5, 2001, Shelton made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Austin," from his self-titled debut album.
27 Years Ago: Travis Tritt Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Happy Opry anniversary to him!
59 Years Ago: Randy Travis Is Born in Monroe, N.C.
Happy birthday, Randy!
41 Years Ago: Eric Church Is Born in Granite Falls, N.C.
Happy birthday, EC!
29 Years Ago: Clint Black Releases Debut Album, ‘Killin’ Time’
On May 2, 1989, Black released his debut album, 'Killin' Time,' which sold more than 3 million copies and spawned five No. 1 hits.
51 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Is Born in Delhi, La.
Happy birthday, Tim!