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.
31 Years Ago: George Strait Hits No. 1 With ‘All My Ex’s Live in Texas’
On July 11, 1987, Strait took over the No. 1 spot on the charts with his single "All My Ex's Live in Texas."
Brothers Osborne Hope to Carry on Country Music’s Tradition of Saying Things That Matter
"Artists are supposed to speak for people. They’re supposed to be a release for people."
Reba McEntire Shares the Secret to Her Longevity: ‘I’m Trying to Recreate Myself … and Hav…
"I’m open. I’ve got my calendar open for whatever is supposed to happen."
Little Big Town Say Success of ‘Better Man’ Is All Thanks to Taylor Swift
"I think that song just shows what an amazing writer [she is] ..."
Story Behind the Song: Danielle Bradbery, ‘Sway’
"It didn’t even take longer than an hour, I don’t think, and “Sway” came along ..."
Chris Young Extends Headlining 2018 Losing Sleep Tour … Again
Young's added more fall dates to his 2018 trek!
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.
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.
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.
Luke Combs: CMA Awards Nomination Validates His Hard Work
Luke Combs discusses his 2017 CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year.
Kelsea Ballerini: CMA Awards Won’t ‘Hold a Candle’ to Her Wedding
Kelsea Ballerini discusses her 2017 CMA Awards nomination and her upcoming wedding.