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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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33 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’

It's been 33 years since George Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with "Fool Hearted Memory." The Texan's first single from his sophomore album, Strait From the Heart, shot to the top of the charts, paving the way for 59 more singles to follow. The song reached No. 1 on Aug. 28, 1982.

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Trace Adkins Grand Ole Opry induction
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12 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry

Trace Adkins had already earned 10 Top 20 hits by this time in 2003. He'd had his first No. 1 single, "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing," and had released four Top 10 albums, as well as a hits collection. But chances are, it's his induction into the Grand Ole Opry that makes Aug. 23 stand out in his mind.

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Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean Debuts Three More ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ Tunes

The anticipation is continuing to build for Jason Aldean's upcoming 'Old Boots, New Dirt' record. With the album's debut single, 'Burnin' It Down,' already becoming a No.1 hit, Aldean is giving fans a glimpse of three more tracks in advance of the Oct. 7 release date.

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10 Years Ago: Terri Clark Hits No. 1 With ‘Girls Lie Too’

Ten years ago today, on Sept. 11, 2004, Terri Clark was undoubtedly doing plenty of celebrating. It was on this day that her single 'Girls Lie Too,' from her 'Greatest Hits 1994-2004' album, soared to the top of the charts, becoming her second single in the United States to take the No. 1 slot.

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Trisha Yearwood
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20 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Hits No. 1 With ‘XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)’

Trisha Yearwood may not remember what she was doing 20 years ago today (Sept. 10, 1994), but she was undoubtedly celebrating somewhere, since it was the day her single 'XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)' landed at the top of the charts.

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Alabama Announce ‘Alabama and Friends at the Ryman’ CD, DVD

Award-winning band Alabama is only a few weeks away from releasing 'Alabama & Friends at the Ryman' in multiple formats. The project, which features several of their superstar friends, will be available in DVD, DVD/2CD, 2CD, digital and limited-edition 2LP formats.

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Garth Brooks Hosts Chicago Basketball Camp

Garth Brooks is one of the busiest artists in country music, but he still finds time to serve those less fortunate. While in Chicago, Ill., for the opening week of his world tour, the 'People Loving People' singer spent time with 150 children at Elk Grove High School on Saturday (Sept. 6) as part of his Teammates for Kids Foundation.

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