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.
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On June 19, 2006, Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw," was released.
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On Jan. 18, 2013, Strait kicked off his farewell trek in Lubbock, Texas.
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On Oct. 1, 2005, Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
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On July 26, 2005, Aldean's self-titled debut album was released.