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.
69 Years Ago: Hank Williams Gets His First No. 1 Song With ‘Lovesick Blues’
On May 7, 1949, Williams earned his first No. 1 hit, with "Lovesick Blues."
47 Years Ago: John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ Is Released
On April 12, 1971, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was released as a single.
Reba McEntire Sets the Record Straight About Why She Turned Down a Role in ‘Titanic’ [WATC…
McEntire was originally slated to appear in the 1997 blockbuster film 'Titanic', as Molly Brown, before declining the role when it became apparent that film production would extend beyond its schedule date.
Reba McEntire Shares the Secret to Her Longevity: ‘I’m Trying to Recreate Myself … and Hav…
"I’m open. I’ve got my calendar open for whatever is supposed to happen."
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] ..."
Diamond Rio Say Success Taught Them to Value Their Fans … and ‘Lots of Stupid Things’
Most of the wisdom they want to pass on is less conventional than one might expect.
Trisha Yearwood Says Music Will Always Take Priority in Her Career
Trisha Yearwood discusses her different business ventures, and says music will always take top priority for her.
9 Special Moments From the 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony [PICTURES]
These once-in-a-lifetime moments highlighted the 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, during which Alan Jackson, Don Schlitz and Jerry Reed were inducted.
Interview: Jerrod Niemann’s ‘This Ride’ Is a Reflection of His Life
Jerrod Niemann discusses his new album, 'This Ride', with The Boot.