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.
52 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.
Lanco Excited to Tour With ‘Stand-Up Guy’ Chris Young (Again)
"It’s so cool because we already look up to [him] ..."
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
Top 10 Country Songs That Should Have Been Hits in 2017
These 10 country songs weren't big hits in 2017 -- but they should have been.
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.
Luke Combs: CMA Awards Nomination Validates His Hard Work
Luke Combs discusses his 2017 CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year.
Story Behind the Song: Kelsea Ballerini, ‘Legends’
Kelsea Ballerini shares the story behind her single "Legends."
Chris Young Joins the Grand Ole Opry With Friends By His Side [WATCH]
Chris Young was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night (Oct. 17) by Brad Paisley.
Story Behind the Song: Chris Young, ‘Losing Sleep’
Chris Young shares the story behind his single "Losing Sleep."
Dustin Lynch Says He’s Learned to Be More Authentic and Patient in His Career
Dustin Lynch shares some of the lessons he's learned that inspired his latest album, 'Current Mood'.
Story Behind the Song: Luke Combs, ‘When It Rains It Pours’
Luke Combs shares the story behind his hit single "When It Rains It Pours."
Luke Combs on Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting: ‘We Need to Be Strong’
Luke Combs reflects on the deadly shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev.
59+ Dead, 500+ Injured Following Shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival
A shooting took place during the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas early Monday morning (Oct. 2). At least 59 people are dead and more than 500 were injured.
Story Behind the Song: Jason Aldean, ‘Lights Come On’
Jason Aldean and the song's writers share the story behind Aldean's single "Lights Come On."
Thomas Rhett’s Feeling Mixed Emotions Leading Up to ‘Life Changes’ Release
Thomas Rhett reveals he is both anxious and excited about the release of his latest album, 'Life Changes'.