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.
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14 Years Ago: Jason Aldean’s Debut Album Is Released
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13 Years Ago: Jake Owen’s Debut Album Is Released
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