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.
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'.
33 Years Ago: The Judds’ ‘Why Not Me’ Is Certified Platinum
On April 25, 1986, the Judds' 'Why Not Me' album was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.
28 Years Ago: Patty Loveless Earns First Gold Album With ‘Honky Tonk Angel’
On April 9, 1991, Loveless received her first gold album, for her 1988 'Honky Tonk Angel' record.
13 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Kerosene’ Goes Gold
On March 6, 2006, Lambert earned her first gold single.
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.
9 Years Ago: Lady Antebellum Earn Double-Platinum Single for ‘Need You Now’
On Feb. 18, 2010, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" single was certified double-platinum, for sales of 2 million copies.
52 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s Debut Album Is Released
On Feb. 13, 1967, 'Hello, I'm Dolly' was released.
14 Years Ago: Rascal Flatts Ride to No. 1 With ‘Bless the Broken Road’
On Feb. 12, 2005, "Bless the Broken Road" hit No. 1.
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9 Years Ago: Taylor Swift Sets a Record With Grammys Album of the Year Win
On Jan. 31, 2010, Swift became the youngest person in history to win Album of the Year at the Grammys.