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.
16 Years Ago: Toby Keith’s ‘Shock’n Y’all’ Becomes His Second Quadruple-Platinum Album
On Oct. 21, 2004, Keith undoubtedly raised a glass or two in celebration.
15 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ Is Released
On Oct. 18, 2005, Underwood's life was about to change.
14 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Oct. 17, 2006, McGraw received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
30 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Announces Her Retirement
On Oct. 17, 1990, Judd announced that she was retiring from music because of her diagnosis of Hepatitis C.
33 Years Ago: Anne Murray Becomes the First Female Country Artist to Earn a Triple-Platinu…
On Oct. 16, 1987, Murray made history in country music.
48 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Becomes the First Woman to Win Entertainer of the Year at the C…
On Oct. 16, 1972, Lynn became the first woman to win a CMA for Entertainer of the Year.
60 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Oct. 15, 1960, Lynn made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
40 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Is Inducted Into the Country Music Hall of Fame
On Oct. 13, 1980, Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
10 Years Ago: The Band Perry’s Debut Album Is Released
On Oct. 12, 2010, the Band Perry released their eponymous freshman album.
24 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘Believe Me Baby (I Lied)’
Oct. 12, 1996, was a big day for Yearwood.