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.
25 Years Ago: David Lee Murphy’s ‘Dust on the Bottle’ Hits No. 1
On Oct. 28, 1995, Murphy might have dusted off a bottle of champagne to toast his success.
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History
On Oct. 24, 1991, Brooks made history when his album 'No Fences' became the first country record to sell more than 5 million copies.
Top 10 CMA Awards Moments
From historic Entertainer of the Year wins to surprising onstage antics, this photo gallery looks back at 10 of the CMA Awards' biggest moments.
30 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Signs With Curb Records
On Oct. 22, 1990, McGraw signed with Curb Records.
15 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ Is Released
On Oct. 18, 2005, Underwood's life was about to change.
14 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Oct. 17, 2006, McGraw received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
48 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Becomes the First Woman to Win Entertainer of the Year at the C…
On Oct. 16, 1972, Lynn became the first woman to win a CMA for Entertainer of the Year.
60 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
On Oct. 15, 1960, Lynn made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
24 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘Believe Me Baby (I Lied)’
Oct. 12, 1996, was a big day for Yearwood.
A Look Back at Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Relationship [PICTURES]
Hill and McGraw have been married for more than 20 years and have three daughters together, but their romance is still as hot as ever.