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
Fifty years ago today, on April 12, 1971, John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was released as a single. The song is from his 1971 album Poems, Prayers & Promises.
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.
50 Years Ago: Johnny Cash’s ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ Hits No. 1
On Oct. 10, 1970, Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" landed at No. 1.
63 Years Ago: The Everly Brothers Earn First No. 1 Single With ‘Bye Bye Love’
On July 15, 1957, the Everly Brothers kicked off their music career with a No. 1 hit, "Bye Bye Love."