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.
Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs
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47 Years Ago: Hank Williams Jr. Has Near-Fatal Accident in Montana
On Aug. 8, 1975, Williams Jr. had a near-fatal accident when he fell more than 440 feet while climbing Ajax Peak in Montana.
25 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."
39 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."
76 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’
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 Stadium.' He's also nominated for his 83rd CMA Award, for Entertainer of the Year, capping off one of the most memorable years of his career.
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 some of country music's most-beloved tunes.