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: Waylon Jennings’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Certified Platinum
On Sept. 7, 1979, Waylon Jennings' 'Greatest Hits' album was certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units.
25 Years Ago: Vince Gill Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Still Believe in You’
Vince Gill earned his first No. 1 hit, "I Still Believe in You," on Sept. 5, 1992.
8 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success.
23 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut
On Aug. 31, 1994, Clay Walker was undoubtedly in a celebratory mood.
43 Years Ago: George Jones Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘The Grand Tour’
On Aug. 31, 1974, George Jones earned his sixth No. 1 hit with his single "The Grand Tour."
20 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’
On Aug. 30, 1997, Kenny Chesney scored his first No. 1 hit with the single "She's Got It All."
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.
12 Years Ago: Jo Dee Messina Runs the Boston Marathon
On April 17, 2006, Messina ran the Boston Marathon ... and completed the race, even after injuring her knee.
19 Years Ago: Sara Evans Scores First No. 1 Hit
On March 6, 1999, Evans earned her first No. 1 hit with "No Place That Far," the title track from her sophomore album.
The First and the Worst Benefit: A ‘Lesson in Humiliation’ for Hit Writers [PICTURES]
On Wednesday night (March 1), famed songwriters Rosanne Cash, Steve Wariner, Sonny Curtis and Frank Rogers took the stage at Nashville's City Winery, ready to embarrass themselves a little bit.