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.
Garth Brooks’ Favorite CMA Awards Memory Is Something No One Else Saw
Garth Brooks recalls his favorite CMA Awards memory, and shares the categories in which he most likes to be nominated.
59+ Dead, 500+ Injured Following Shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival
A shooting took place during the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas early Monday morning (Oct. 2). At least 59 people are dead and more than 500 were injured.
63 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Signs Her First Recording Contract
On Sept. 30, 1954, Patsy Cline's career officially got started.
11 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
Sept. 18, 2006, might be a day that Willie Nelson would just as soon forget.
38 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Sept. 14, 1979, Kenny Rogers received one of the entertainment industry's most distinguished honors.
8 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success.
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."
48 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Johnny Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
Interview: How James Dupre Found Career Inspiration on ‘Ellen’, From Randy Travis
James Dupre talks about his friendship with Randy Travis, how he got started in music and his new album.
28 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Releases His Debut Album
On April 12, 1989, Garth Brooks released his self-titled debut album.
12 Years Ago: Rascal Flatts Ride to No. 1 With ‘Bless the Broken Road’
On Feb. 12, 2005, Rascal Flatts hit No. 1 with "Bless the Broken Road," from their 'Feels Like Today' album.
42 Years Ago: Hank Williams Jr. Has Near-Fatal Accident in Montana
On Aug. 8, 1975, Hank Williams Jr. had a near-fatal accident when he fell more than 440 feet while climbing Ajax Peak in Montana.