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.
32 Years Ago: The Judds’ ‘Why Not Me’ Is Certified Platinum
On April 25, 1986, the Judds' 'Why Not Me' album was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.
As a Fellow Californian, Cam Has ‘a Huge Respect’ for Merle Haggard
To Relax, Billy Currington Relies on Horses, Surfing … and Willie Nelson
Billy Currington reveals that he hangs out with Willie Nelson, surfs or spends time with his new horse when he wants to unwind.
Dan + Shay Say Sophomore Album Will Be More ‘Mature’
Dan + Shay reveal some of the details about their sophomore album.
Dolly Parton ‘Wasn’t Really Planning to Do a Tour’ in 2016
Dolly Parton admits that she wasn't planning on touring in 2016 and explains why she decided to hit the road after all.
Story Behind the Song: Thomas Rhett, ‘Crash and Burn’
Thomas Rhett and Jesse Frasure recall how "Crash and Burn" ended up on Rhett's sophomore album, 'Tangled Up'.
A Thousand Horses Admit 2016 ACM Awards Nod Took Them By Surprise
A Thousand Horses recall learning of their ACM Awards nomination for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.
35 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood Is Born in Muskogee, Okla.
Happy birthday, Carrie!
Tim McGraw Reflects on Sobriety, Success, Family and Fame
Tim McGraw discusses his drinking, his career struggles and raising a family with his wife, Faith Hill, despite their fame.
Little Big Town Say ‘Girl Crush’ ‘Brought Us to Places That We Could Only Dream Of’
Little Big Town say that they are grateful for the controversy surrounding, and success of, "Girl Crush," because it gave them better exposure and more fans.
7 Years Ago: Thompson Square Release Their Debut Album
On Feb. 8, 2011, the husband-and-wife duo released their self-titled debut album.
8 Years Ago: Lady Antebellum Release ‘Need You Now’ Album
On Jan. 26, 2010, 'Need You Now' debuted.