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.
38 Years Ago: The Bluebird Cafe Opens in Nashville
In June of 1982, the famous Bluebird Cafe opened its doors in Nashville, Tenn.
50 Years Ago: Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Album Hits No. 1
On May 22, 1970, 'Okie From Muskogee' hit No. 1 on the charts.
28 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Records ‘Some Gave All’
On May 19, 1992, Cyrus recorded the title track of his freshman album.
68 Years Ago: George Strait Is Born in Poteet, Texas
Happy birthday, George!
23 Years Ago: Bill Monroe Is Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On May 15, 1997, Monroe was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
65 Years Ago: Kix Brooks Is Born in Shreveport, La.
Happy birthday to him!
24 Years Ago: Steve Wariner Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On May 11, 1996, Wariner was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
38 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.
44 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree
On May 8, 1976, "the Man in Black" received an honorary doctorate degree from National University in San Diego, Calif.
29 Years Ago: Travis Tritt Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Happy Opry anniversary to him!