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.
8 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Revolution’ Album Goes Gold
On Feb. 16, 2010, Lambert earned a gold record.
44 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ Becomes a No. 1 Hit
On Feb. 2, 1974, Parton earned her second No. 1 hit with "Jolene."
Little Big Town Say Success of ‘Better Man’ Is All Thanks to Taylor Swift
"I think that song just shows what an amazing writer [she is] ..."
26 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Is Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On Jan. 15, 1992, the Man in Black was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Garth Brooks’ First Time on the Radio Happened Two Times at Once
"The first time I ever got to hear the song [on the radio], I got to hear it one and a half times, back to back. I’ll never forget that the rest of my life."
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
Blake Shelton’s Famous Friends Sound Off About His ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Title
Blake Shelton is officially the Sexiest Man Alive -- at least according to 'People' magazine.
18 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Chris Gaines
On Nov. 13, 1999, Garth Brooks performed double duty on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'.
Brett Young: ‘I’m Nervous, Excited’ About 2017 CMA Awards
Brett Young discusses being nominated for and attending the 2017 CMA Awards.