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.
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
19 Years Ago: Faith Hill Hits No. 1 With ‘Let Me Let Go’
On Dec. 12, 1998, Faith Hill struck chart gold when her single "Let Me Let Go" soared to No. 1.
21 Years Ago: Clint Black Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Dec. 12, 1996, Clint Black was celebrating yet another career milestone.
William Michael Morgan Is Ready to Be With His Daughter at Christmas
William Michael Morgan discusses his Christmas plans, and explains why vinyl is his favorite form of music.
18 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘He Didn’t Have to Be’
On Dec. 11, 1999, Brad Paisley earned his first No. 1 hit.
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.
33 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson Record ‘H…
Talk about an anniversary to remember!
22 Years Ago: Martina McBride Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Nov. 30, 1995, Martina McBride became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Cole Swindell Offers an Update on His Third Studio Album
Cole Swindell gives an update on his third studio album, revealing he is about halfway finished with it.
Story Behind the Song: Jerrod Niemann, ‘God Made a Woman’
Jerrod Niemann shares the story behind his single "God Made a Woman."
23 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Brand New Man’ Goes Quadruple Platinum
Nov. 29, 1994, was a day of celebration for Brooks & Dunn.