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.
8 Years Ago: George Strait Announces His Retirement From Touring
On Sept. 26, 2012, Strait announced that he was retiring from touring.
15 Years Ago: Jake Owen Signs With RCA Records
On Sept. 25, 2005, Owen signed his record deal with RCA Records.
15 Years Ago: Keith Urban’s ‘Golden Road’ Goes Triple Platinum
On Sept. 22, 2005, Urban's 'Golden Road' was certified triple platinum, for sales of 3 million copies.
35 Years Ago: First Farm Aid Held in Champaign, Ill.
On Sept. 22, 1985, the very first Farm Aid was held in Champaign, Ill.
14 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
On Sept. 18, 2006, Nelson was arrested for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms.
25 Years Ago: Tim McGraw’s ‘I Like It, I Love It’ Hits No. 1
On Sept. 16, 1995, McGraw shot straight to No. 1 with "I Like It, I Love it."
24 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Sept. 13, 1996, Rimes made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
50 Years Ago: Lynn Anderson Records ‘(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden’
On Sept. 10, 1970, Anderson recorded "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden."
88 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Is Born in Gore, Va.
On Sept. 8, 1932, Virginia Patterson Hensley — known to country music fans as Patsy Cline — was born in Gore, Va.
8 Years Ago: Vince Gill Earns a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Sept. 6, 2012, Gill earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.