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.
14 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.
24 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘Who’s That Man’
On Oct. 8, 1994, Keith was undoubtedly raising a glass to toast to his success.
64 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs on the Grand Ole Opry
Presley wasn't swayed by discouragement, and it's a good thing.
32 Years Ago: Patty Loveless Releases Her Debut Album
On Oct. 1, 1986, Loveless released her self-titled debut album.
39 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Certified Platinum
On Sept. 7, 1979, Jennings' 'Greatest Hits' album was certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units.
27 Years Ago: Dottie West Dies
On Sept. 4, 1991, the country music community was in mourning.
9 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Aldean's single "Big Green Tractor," from his 'Wide Open' album, earned gold status.
8 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn Play Their Final Show
On Sept. 2, 2010, Brooks & Dunn played their final show, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
12 Years Ago: Taylor Swift Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Sept. 1, 2006, Swift made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.