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.
14 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
On Sept. 18, 2006, Nelson was arrested for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms.
25 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."
10 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn Play Their Final Show
On Sept. 2, 2010, Brooks & Dunn played their final show, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
38 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with his single "Fool Hearted Memory."
59 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Hits No. 1 With ‘I Fall to Pieces’
On Aug. 7, 1961, Cline earned her first No. 1 hit with "I Fall to Pieces," from her 'Patsy Cline Showcase' album.
9 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.
25 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘I Don’t Even Know Your Name’
On Aug. 5, 1995, Jackson had a big reason to celebrate.
8 Years Ago: Florida Georgia Line Sign With Republic Nashville
On July 16, 2012, Florida Georgia Line signed their first major-label record deal, with Republic Nashville.
30 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘The Dance’
On July 14, 1990, Brooks earned a No. 1 hit with his single "The Dance," from his debut self-titled album.
20 Years Ago: Lee Ann Womack Hits No. 1 With ‘I Hope You Dance’
On July 8, 2000, Womack's single "I Hope You Dance" landed at the top of the charts.
44 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Is Born in Ada, Okla.
Happy birthday, Blake!
28 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn Earn First Gold Album With ‘Brand New Man’
On May 26, 1992, Brooks & Dunn earned their first gold-selling album, for their freshman record, 'Brand New Man'.