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.
15 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
On Sept. 18, 2006, Nelson was arrested for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms.
44 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Sept. 17, 1977, McEntire made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
26 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."
25 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Sept. 13, 1996, Rimes made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
51 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."
89 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.
9 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.
29 Years Ago: Vince Gill Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Still Believe in You’
Gill earned his first No. 1 hit, "I Still Believe in You," on Sept. 5, 1992.
30 Years Ago: Dottie West Dies
On Sept. 4, 1991, the country music community was in mourning.
40 Years Ago: George Strait’s Debut Album Is Released
On Sept. 4, 1981, Strait's debut album, 'Strait Country', was released.