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.
28 Years Ago: Vince Gill’s ‘When I Call Your Name’ Goes Gold
On Oct. 29, 1990, Gill earned his first gold record.
14 Years Ago: Big & Rich Receive First Gold Single for ‘Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)’
Oct. 28, 2004, was a big day for Big & Rich.
82 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Is Born in Wilmington, N.C.
Happy birthday, Charlie!
23 Years Ago: David Lee Murphy’s ‘Dust on the Bottle’ Hits No. 1
On Oct. 28, 1995, Murphy might have dusted off a bottle of champagne to toast his success.
14 Years Ago: Sugarland’s Debut Album Is Released
On Oct. 26, 2004, Sugarland -- a trio at the time -- released their debut album.
18 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Announces His Retirement
On Oct. 26, 2000, Brooks' fans received disappointing news.
34 Years Ago: Alabama Become First Country Group to Go Triple Platinum
On Oct. 25, 1984, Alabama accomplished a feat that had never been achieved by a country group before.
27 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History
On Oct. 24, 1991, Brooks made history when his album 'No Fences' became the first country record to sell more than 5 million copies.
12 Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s Debut Album Is Released
On Oct. 24, 2006, Swift's life was about to completely change.
8 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 23, 2010, Shelton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.