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.
41 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.
25 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘Believe Me Baby (I Lied)’
Oct. 12, 1996, was a big day for Yearwood.
51 Years Ago: Johnny Cash’s ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ Hits No. 1
On Oct. 10, 1970, Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" landed at No. 1.
28 Years Ago: Vince Gill Hits No. 1 With ‘One More Last Chance’
On Oct. 9, 1993, Gill earned his third No. 1 hit.
29 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Releases ‘A Lot About Livin’ (and a Little ‘Bout Love)’
On Oct. 9, 1992, Jackson released his third studio album.
25 Years Ago: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Wed
Happy wedding anniversary to McGraw and Hill!
20 Years Ago: ‘Reba’ Debuts on the WB Network
On Oct. 5, 2001, the sitcom 'Reba' debuted on the WB network.
67 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs on the Grand Ole Opry
Presley wasn't swayed by discouragement, and it's a good thing.
40 Years Ago: George Strait’s Debut Album Is Released
On Sept. 4, 1981, Strait's debut album, 'Strait Country', was released.
11 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn Play Their Final Show
On Sept. 2, 2010, Brooks & Dunn played their final show, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.