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.
92 Years Ago: The Grand Ole Opry Begins Broadcasting
Nov. 28, 1925, was an historic day for country music.
Garth Brooks Loves Having Mitch Rossell Out on the Road With Him
When Garth Brooks kicked off his World Tour three years ago, in September of 2014, he knew there would be plenty of highlights, but a highlight that Brooks could not have expected is a special tour guest: singer-songwriter Mitch Rossell.
‘CMA Country Christmas’ 2017 Performers Talk Singing Timeless Holiday Tunes
The Boot chatted with several 'CMA Country Christmas' 2017 performers about singing classic holiday songs during the show.
Country Stars’ Thanksgiving 2017 Plans: Chris Young, Dustin Lynch + More Share
The Boot caught up with several country artists to learn the things they're most thankful for this season, and how they plan to spend the holiday.
Dustin Lynch Loves Seeing Fans’ Reactions on His Headlining Ride or Die Tour
Dustin Lynch discusses headlining his own Ride or Die Tour, and discusses Luke Bryan's new role as a judge on 'American Idol'.
Lee Brice: (Finally) Having His New Album Out Is ‘Amazing’
Lee Brice discusses having his new self-titled album out, after spending so much time working on it.
Darryl Worley Has Two Albums of New Music in the Works
Darryl Worley has not one, but two, new albums in the works.
23 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘Ropin’ the Wind’ Goes Diamond
On Nov. 16, 1994, Garth Brooks made history.
26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘Shameless’
On Nov. 16, 1991, Garth Brooks earned his seventh No. 1 single with the tune "Shameless."
Big & Rich Enjoying Creative Freedom of Their Own Record Label
Big & Rich's John Rich explains to The Boot why the duo formed their own record label, Big & Rich Records.