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.
48 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Johnny Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
38 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 21, 1979, Charlie Daniels' single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" earned gold status, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units.
18 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Aug. 3, 1999, Patsy Cline was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
11 Years Ago: Eric Church’s ‘Sinners Like Me’ Released
On July 18, 2006, Eric Church's freshman album, 'Sinners Like Me', was released on Capitol Nashville.
23 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Performs With KISS on ‘The Tonight Show’
61 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On July 7, 1956, Johnny Cash made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry -- and the day he met his future wife, June Carter.
24 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘That Summer’ Hits No. 1
On July 3, 1993, Garth Brooks earned his 10th No. 1 hit with "That Summer."
Eli Young Band Are ‘Nervously Excited’ to Release ‘Fingerprints’
The Eli Young Band discuss the upcoming release of their 'Fingerprints' album.