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.
12 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ Hits No. 1
On Jan. 21, 2006, Underwood earned a No. 1 hit with her debut single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel."
Tyler Farr’s Friendship With Jason Aldean Is Full of Honesty
Trisha Yearwood Explains How She Drew Inspiration From Linda Ronstadt
Trisha Yearwood has herself been an idol for aspiring singers for more than 20 years, but long before she was famous, Yearwood says that she had an idol of her own: Linda Ronstadt.
Justin Moore Drawn to Irony, Melody of ‘You Look Like I Need a Drink’
There was something unexpected that drew Justin Moore to his newest single, "You Look Like I Need a Drink." Written by Rodney Clawson, Matt Dragsteam and Natalie Hemby, the song's title had the country artist thinking one thing, then threw him for a loop when …
‘Nashville’s’ Sam Palladio: ‘2016’s Going to Be My Year’
Sam Palladio is best known as singer-songwriter Gunnar Scott on the hit ABC drama Nashville, but Palladio himself shares a lot in common with his TV alter-ego. The British star, who calls Music City home, is hard at work on his own album, which he says is influenced by his current sur…
Trisha Yearwood Says Being Famous Is Hard Work
Fame may seem glamorous, but Trisha Yearwood understands what life is really like for a celebrity. The singer, author and TV cooking show star acknowledges that while she may appear to live a life of leisure, in reality, that couldn't be farther from the truth.
Jason Aldean Debuts Three More ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ Tunes
The anticipation is continuing to build for Jason Aldean's upcoming 'Old Boots, New Dirt' record. With the album's debut single, 'Burnin' It Down,' already becoming a No.1 hit, Aldean is giving fans a glimpse of three more tracks in advance of the Oct. 7 release da…
Kenny Chesney Shares Six New ‘The Big Revival’ Tracks
Kenny Chesney's long-awaited 'The Big Revival' album is less than a week away from its release date, and the singer can't wait to share his latest project with his fans.
Blake Shelton to Headline Runaway Country Music Festival
Blake Shelton is running away, but there's no need to worry. The singer has been announced as a headliner for the fifth annual Runaway Country Music Festival in Melbourne, Fla., in March.
Garth Brooks Hosts Chicago Basketball Camp
Garth Brooks is one of the busiest artists in country music, but he still finds time to serve those less fortunate. While in Chicago, Ill., for the opening week of his world tour, the 'People Loving People' singer spent time with 150 children at Elk Grove High School on Saturday (Sept. 6) …