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.
50 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.
65 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Records ‘I Walk the Line’
On April 2, 1956, Cash recorded what would become one of his most famous songs.
34 Years Ago: Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris Release ‘Trio’
On March 2, 1987, 'Trio' was released on Warner Bros.
65 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’
On Feb. 25, 1956, Presley earned his first No. 1 hit with "I Forgot to Remember to Forget."
47 Years Ago: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner End Their Musical Partnership
On Feb. 19, 1974, Parton announced her split from Wagoner, after more than seven years of performing together.
54 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s Debut Album Is Released
On Feb. 13, 1967, 'Hello, I'm Dolly' was released.
35 Years Ago: ‘Highwayman’ Album Certified Gold
It was the country music supergroup's first album.
29 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Is Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On Jan. 15, 1992, the Man in Black was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Dolly Parton Doesn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions
When Jan. 1 rolls around, people all over the world make their resolutions for the new year, but Parton isn't one of them.
56 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Makes His First Appearance With the Beach Boys
Dec. 24, 1964, was an unforgettable day for Campbell.