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.
23 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut
On Aug. 31, 1994, Clay Walker was undoubtedly in a celebratory mood.
20 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’
On Aug. 30, 1997, Kenny Chesney scored his first No. 1 hit with the single "She's Got It All."
35 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, George Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with "Fool Hearted Memory."
38 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 25, 1979, Charlie Daniels earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
38 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 21, 1979, Charlie Daniels' single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" earned gold status, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units.
Gord Bamford Honored With CMA Global Country Artist Award
Gord Bamford is officially an international superstar. The Canadian recently took home three Canadian Country Music Awards, including being named the Country Music Association's Global Artist of the Year.
Blake Shelton Praises Miranda Lambert’s CMA Award Nominations: ‘It’s Just Unbelievable’
Blake Shelton earned three CMA Award nominations this year, which is exactly one-third of what his superstar wife, Miranda Lambert, received. But while the songstress could certainly boast about her nine nods, her husband says she couldn't be more humble.
Little Big Town, Kenny Rogers to Honor ‘Star-Spangled Banner’
Little Big Town and Kenny Rogers are part of an all-star event this Saturday (Sept. 13) honoring the 200th anniversary of the 'Star-Spangled Banner.'
George Strait Calls CMA Entertainer of the Year Nomination ‘a Great Honor’
It's been quite a year for George Strait. The country music superstar wrapped up his sold-out farewell The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, starred in a two-hour TV special, 'George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away' and will release his live album, 'The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T …
Eli Young Band Talk CMA Award Nomination: ‘We’ve Worked Really Hard to Get Here’
The Eli Young Band are nominated once again for a CMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year, a category they've been named in every year since 2012 but have yet to win. But the four-man group says being nominated really is validation enough.