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: Taylor Swift’s ‘Tim McGraw’ Is Released
On June 19, 2006, Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw," was released.
29 Years Ago: Clint Black Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 22, 1989, Black made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, just as his first single, "A Better Man," was climbing the charts.
19 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On March 13, 1999, Yearwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Dolly Parton Reflects on Her Cross-Generational Success: ‘That Makes Me Feel Good’
"I think they feel like they know me because I’ve been around so long."
13 Years Ago: Toby Keith’s ‘Shock’n Y’all’ Becomes His Second Quadruple-Platinum Album
On Oct. 21, 2004, Toby Keith undoubtedly raised a glass or two in celebration.
John Anderson Praises Good Friend, 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry Reed
John Anderson explains why he tried for so long to get Jerry Reed inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Rascal Flatts Happy to Explore Opportunities Beyond Country Music
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus shares the trio's love for creative outlets beyond music, including acting.
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.
11 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
Sept. 18, 2006, might be a day that Willie Nelson would just as soon forget.