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.
32 Years Ago: Patty Loveless Releases Her Debut Album
On Oct. 1, 1986, Loveless released her self-titled debut album.
13 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 1, 2005, Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
6 Years Ago: George Strait Announces His Retirement From Touring
On Sept. 26, 2012, Strait announced that he was retiring from touring.
19 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Hits No. 1 With ‘Something Like That’
On Sept. 25, 1999, McGraw earned his 10th No. 1 hit with "Something Like That."
13 Years Ago: Jake Owen Signs With RCA Records
On Sept. 25, 2005, Owen signed his record deal with RCA Records.
29 Years Ago: Clint Black Picks Up First Gold Album for ‘Killin’ Time’
On Sept. 24, 1989, Black earned his first gold record, for his freshman album, 'Killin' Time'.
19 Years Ago: Lonestar Collect First Platinum Album for ‘Lonely Grill’
On Sept. 24, 1999, Lonestar scored their first platinum album.
13 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.
12 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
On Sept. 18, 2006, Nelson was arrested for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms.
9 Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ Wins Best Female Video at MTV Music Award…
On Sept. 13, 2009, Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards for "You Belong With Me" was infamously interrupted by Kanye West.