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.
27 Years Ago: Vince Gill Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘I Still Believe in You’
Gill earned his first No. 1 hit, "I Still Believe in You," on Sept. 5, 1992.
37 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."
50 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
Where Did Jason Aldean Go to High School?
Aldean explains what parts of his Wikipedia page are true and which parts are false.
39 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Hits No. 1 With ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys’
On March 8, 1980, Nelson's "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" soared to the top of the charts, becoming his fifth No. 1 hit.
Lindsay Ell Says Country Music’s Women Are Creating a ‘Positive Environment’ for Each Othe…
"I really feel like, as women in Nashville, we are supporting each other ..."
Brothers Osborne Hope to Carry on Country Music’s Tradition of Saying Things That Matter
"Artists are supposed to speak for people. They’re supposed to be a release for people."
Story Behind the Song: Justin Moore, ‘Kinda Don’t Care’
Moore shares the story behind his single "Kinda Don't Care."
19 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘He Didn’t Have to Be’
On Dec. 11, 1999, Paisley earned his first No. 1 hit.
‘CMA Country Christmas’ 2017 Performers Talk Singing Timeless Holiday Tunes
The Boot chatted with several 'CMA Country Christmas' 2017 performers about singing classic holiday songs during the show.
Country Stars’ Thanksgiving 2017 Plans: Chris Young, Dustin Lynch + More Share
The Boot caught up with several country artists to learn the things they're most thankful for this season, and how they plan to spend the holiday.
Lee Brice: (Finally) Having His New Album Out Is ‘Amazing’
Lee Brice discusses having his new self-titled album out, after spending so much time working on it.