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.
29 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Announces Her Retirement
On Oct. 17, 1990, Judd announced that she was retiring from music because of her diagnosis of Hepatitis C.
32 Years Ago: Anne Murray Becomes the First Female Country Artist to Earn a Triple-Platinu…
On Oct. 16, 1987, Murray made history in country music.
39 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.
49 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.
26 Years Ago: Vince Gill Hits No. 1 With ‘One More Last Chance’
On Oct. 9, 1993, Gill earned his third No. 1 hit.
27 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Releases ‘A Lot About Livin’ (and a Little ‘Bout Love)’
On Oct. 9, 1992, Jackson released his third studio album.
23 Years Ago: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Wed
Happy wedding anniversary to McGraw and Hill!
7 Years Ago: George Strait Announces His Retirement From Touring
On Sept. 26, 2012, Strait announced that he was retiring from touring.
14 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.
34 Years Ago: First Farm Aid Held in Champaign, Ill.
On Sept. 22, 1985, the very first Farm Aid was held in Champaign, Ill.