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.
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.
11 Years Ago: The Band Perry Release Their Debut Album
On Oct. 12, 2010, the Band Perry released their eponymous freshman album.
19 Years Ago: The Chicks’ ‘Home’ Album Goes Triple-Platinum
On Oct. 11, 2002, the Chicks' album 'Home' was certified triple platinum, signifying sales in excess of 3 million units.
31 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 6, 1990, Brooks was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Top 10 Montgomery Gentry Songs
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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.
30 Years Ago: Dottie West Dies
On Sept. 4, 1991, the country music community was in mourning.
60 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Signs With Decca Records
On Sept. 3, 1961, Lynn signed with Decca Records.
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.