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.
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."
28 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Film Debut in ‘Tremors’
McEntire appears in the movie 'Tremors' opposite Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.
72 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
Devin Dawson Prepares to Release Debut Album, ‘Dark Horse': ‘It Feels Right’
"These are dreams that we’ve set as kids, and as musicians ..."
32 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Joins the Grand Ole Opry
McEntire's induction was part of a televised special for the Opry's 60th anniversary.
18 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards
On Jan. 17, 2000, Brooks was named the Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards.
Lanco Discuss ‘Eclectic’ Debut Album, ‘Hallelujah Nights’
The 11-track record is, in many ways, a glimpse into the life of the band from their first practice together until now.
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.
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.
92 Years Ago: Ray Price Is Born in Peach, Texas
Happy birthday to him!
Lanco Excited to Tour With ‘Stand-Up Guy’ Chris Young (Again)
"It’s so cool because we already look up to [him] ..."
Story Behind the Song: Lanco, ‘Greatest Love Story’
"It started out as a story that was a bit of my life ..."