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.
5 Years Ago: George Strait Begins His Final Tour
On Jan. 18, 2013, Strait kicked off his farewell trek in Lubbock, Texas.
Story Behind the Song: Jon Pardi, ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor’
Songwriter Brice Long shares the story behind Jon Pardi's "Heartache on the Dance Floor."
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.
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.
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'.
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."
14 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘I Love This Bar’
On Nov. 15, 2003, Toby Keith earned his 12th No. 1 single with "I Love This Bar," but chances are good that he had no idea just how much the song would affect his life.
Jon Pardi: ‘You Can Still Be Traditional and Win a CMA Award’
Jon Pardi reflects on his first CMA Awards win, for New Artist of the Year.
Story Behind the Song: Kelsea Ballerini, ‘Legends’
Kelsea Ballerini shares the story behind her single "Legends."