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.
31 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Signs With Curb Records
On Oct. 22, 1990, McGraw signed with Curb Records.
17 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.
16 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ Is Released
On Oct. 18, 2005, Underwood's life was about to change.
21 Years Ago: Chris LeDoux Undergoes Liver Transplant
Oct. 7, 2000, was a bittersweet day for LeDoux and his family.
31 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 6, 1990, Brooks was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
35 Years Ago: Patty Loveless Releases Her Debut Album
On Oct. 1, 1986, Loveless released her self-titled debut album.
16 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 1, 2005, Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
16 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.
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.
11 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn Play Their Final Show
On Sept. 2, 2010, Brooks & Dunn played their final show, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.