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.
37 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.
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13 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'.
42 Years Ago: Eric Church Is Born in Granite Falls, N.C.
Happy birthday, EC!
52 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Is Born in Delhi, La.
Happy birthday, Tim!
83 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Is Born in Delight, Ark.
Campbell would have turned 83 today.
50 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Earns a No. 1 Hit With ‘Galveston’
On April 19, 1969, Campbell earned a No.1 hit with "Galveston."
9 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
On April 16, 2010, Jackson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
48 Years Ago: John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ Is Released
On April 12, 1971, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was released as a single.
19 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘How Do You Like Me Now?!’
On March 18, 2000, Keith soared to the top of the charts with his single "How Do You Like Me Now?!" from his album of the same name.
32 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Red Headed Stranger’ Film Premieres
On Feb. 19, 1987, Nelson's movie 'Red Headed Stranger' premiered in Austin, Texas.
44 Years Ago: TG Sheppard Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Devil in the Bottle’
On Feb. 15, 1975, Sheppard's debut single, "Devil in the Bottle," hit No. 1.