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: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’
On Aug. 30, 1997, Chesney scored his first No. 1 hit with the single "She's Got It All."
38 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with his single "Fool Hearted Memory."
75 Years Ago: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Make Their Grand Ole Opry Debut
Dec, 8, 1945, was an historic day for country music.
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’
Little Big Town, Kenny Rogers to Honor ‘Star-Spangled Banner’
George Strait Calls CMA Entertainer of the Year Nomination ‘a Great Honor’
Eli Young Band Talk CMA Award Nomination: ‘We’ve Worked Really Hard to Get Here’
‘Nashville Songwriter’ Book to Be Released This Month
Ever wonder what the inspiration was behind some of country music's biggest hits? Well, now that information will be readily available. 'Nashville Songwriter: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music's Greatest Hits' will be released on Sept. 9 and includes the stories behind some…
ACM Awards Celebrate 50th Anniversary With ‘This Is Country’ Book
The ACM Awards are celebrating their upcoming 50th anniversary next year with a commemorative book, 'This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards.'