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.
27 Years Ago: Travis Tritt Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Feb. 29, 1992, Tritt became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.
42 Years Ago: Ronnie Milsap Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
He was just 33 years old.
18 Years Ago: The Dixie Chicks Hit No. 1 With ‘Cowboy, Take Me Away’
The song is on their album 'Fly'.
9 Years Ago: Taylor Swift Sets a Record With Grammys Album of the Year Win
On Jan. 31, 2010, Swift became the youngest person in history to win Album of the Year at the Grammys.
Justin Moore Knows It’s Best to Let His Music Run His Career
"I used to be a chart watcher ... [but] I realized a long time ago, you can’t control any of this ..."
Story Behind the Song: Cole Swindell, ‘Stay Downtown’
"Stay Downtown" is the first of Swindell's singles that he didn't write.
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
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.
Cole Swindell Offers an Update on His Third Studio Album
Cole Swindell gives an update on his third studio album, revealing he is about halfway finished with it.
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'.