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.
30 Years Ago: Aaron Tippin Releases His Debut Album
On Jan. 22, 1991, Tippin released his debut album.
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History
On Oct. 24, 1991, Brooks made history when his album 'No Fences' became the first country record to sell more than 5 million copies.
Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs
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25 Years Ago: George Strait Records ‘Check Yes or No’ and ‘I Know She Still Loves Me’
On April 10, 1995, Strait recorded "Check Yes or No" and "I Know She Still Loves Me" for his 'Strait Out of the Box' album.
Brothers Osborne Explain Their ‘Misfits Thanksgiving’ Tradition
Brothers Osborne want to make everyone to have a place to go during the holidays, which is why they created their own Thanksgiving celebration.
Started From the Bottom: Country Stars Share Lessons Learned as Opening Acts
Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell and others share what they learned opening for bigger-name artists.
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 6, 1990, Brooks was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
14 Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s ‘Tim McGraw’ Is Released
On June 19, 2006, Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw," was released.
Brett Eldredge Knows Touring Should Feel Like Play, Not Work
"This is playing music. This is having fun. This is what you live for."
29 Years Ago: Reba McEntire’s Band Members Die in Plane Crash
On March 16, 1991, McEntire lost seven of her band members, plus her tour manager, in a fatal airplane crash.
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.