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.
69 Years Ago: Sun Studio Opens in Memphis, Tenn.
Jan. 3, 1950, was an historic day for country music, although no one was aware of it at the time.
59 Years Ago: Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Opens in Nashville
On March 29, 1960, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge opened in Nashville, Tenn.
Florida Georgia Line: Chainsmokers Collaboration Is ‘a God Thing’ [LISTEN]
Florida Georgia Line discuss their collaboration with the Chainsmokers, "Last Day Alive."
33 Years Ago: Dollywood Opens in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
On July 16, 1986, Parton opened her theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.