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.
21 Years Ago: Chris LeDoux Undergoes Liver Transplant
Oct. 7, 2000, was a bittersweet day for LeDoux and his family.
25 Years Ago: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Wed
Happy wedding anniversary to McGraw and Hill!
31 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 6, 1990, Brooks was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
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.
11 Years Ago: The Grand Ole Opry Re-opens After Devastating Flood
On Sept. 28, 2010, the Grand Ole Opry re-opened after being forced to close for five months due to damage from the 2010 Nashville flood.
44 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Sept. 17, 1977, McEntire made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
25 Years Ago: LeAnn Rimes Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Sept. 13, 1996, Rimes made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
89 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Is Born in Gore, Va.
On Sept. 8, 1932, Virginia Patterson Hensley — known to country music fans as Patsy Cline — was born in Gore, Va.
29 Years Ago: Alan Jackson’s ‘Don’t Rock the Jukebox’ Goes Double Platinum
On Aug. 26, 2002, Jackson earned his first double-platinum album with 'Don't Rock the Jukebox'.
10 Years Ago: The Oak Ridge Boys Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Aug. 6, 2011, the Oak Ridge Boys were officially inducted into Grand Ole Opry.
19 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Hits No. 1 With ‘The Good Stuff’
On July 27, 2002, Chesney added another No. 1 hit to the growing list of "good stuff" that was happening in his career.