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.
23 Years Ago: Shania Twain Makes History With ‘The Woman in Me’
On Nov. 17, 1997, Twain's sophomore album was certified diamond.
18 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Wins Five CMA Awards
On Nov. 6, 2002, Jackson had plenty of reasons to celebrate -- five, in fact.
23 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘Come on Over’ Is Released
On Nov. 4, 1997, Twain's 'Come on Over' album was released.
10 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Releases ‘My Kinda Party’
On Nov. 2, 2010, Aldean's fourth studio album, 'My Kinda Party', was released on Broken Bow Records.
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.
10 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 23, 2010, Shelton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
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.
40 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.
10 Years Ago: The Band Perry’s Debut Album Is Released
On Oct. 12, 2010, the Band Perry released their eponymous freshman album.
24 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘Believe Me Baby (I Lied)’
Oct. 12, 1996, was a big day for Yearwood.
18 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.
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.