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.
Story Behind the Song: Lanco, ‘Greatest Love Story’
"It started out as a story that was a bit of my life ..."
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.
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.
Jerrod Niemann Feels Honored to Carry the Country Music Torch
Jerrod Niemann discusses his responsibility as an artist in country music, and reveals his other goals and ambitions.
It’s Official: Sugarland Are Returning With New Music!
Sugarland are working on a new album!
Garth Brooks’ Favorite CMA Awards Memory Is Something No One Else Saw
Garth Brooks recalls his favorite CMA Awards memory, and shares the categories in which he most likes to be nominated.
Story Behind the Song: Carly Pearce, ‘Every Little Thing’
Carly Pearce and Emily Shackleton share the story behind Pearce's hit single "Every Little Thing."
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.
Starting From the Bottom: Rising Stars Share Lessons Learned as Opening Acts
Brett Eldredge, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini and others share what they've learned opening for bigger-name artists.
Thomas Rhett: I Was ‘Completely Unprepared’ for Two Children
Thomas Rhett explains how he is adjusting to being a parent to two little girls.
Luke Bryan on Country Cares for St. Jude Kids: ‘It’s the Best of All Causes’
Luke Bryan and Nashville stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen recently supported. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during an event at the Grand Ole Opry.