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.
24 Years Ago: George Jones Undergoes Triple Bypass Surgery, on His 63rd Birthday
On Sept. 12, 1994, Jones had triple bypass surgery, on his 63rd birthday, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
44 Years Ago: George Jones Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘The Grand Tour’
On Aug. 31, 1974, Jones earned a No. 1 hit with his song "The Grand Tour," which was the title track of his 41st studio album.
39 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 25, 1979, Daniels earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
49 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
15 Years Ago: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett Hit No. 1 With ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On Aug. 9, 2003, Jackson and Buffett hit No. 1 with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," from Jackson's 'Greatest Hits II' album.
13 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘American Soldier’
On Feb. 21, 2004, Toby Keith earned his 13th No. 1 hit with his song "American Soldier," from his 'Shock'n Y'all' album.
New Johnny Cash Exhibit Opens at Museum in Arizona
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Ariz., has unveiled exhibits honoring Johnny Cash and the Carter Family.
Kristian Bush Reveals Sugarland Songs Tell a Story
Kristian Bush is working on his own solo album, but his work with Jennifer Nettles as part of the award-winning duo Sugarland is never far from his mind. The singer-songwriter, who co-wrote most of the songs on their four studio albums, reveals that many of the tunes told one continuous story.
Performers and Presenters Announced for 8th Annual ACM Honors
The eighth annual ACM Honors are less than a month away, and now we know who will be performing and presenting during the ceremony.