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.
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wins a Record Six Times at the ACM Awards
On April 24, 1991, Brooks set an ACMs record
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.
Interview: How James Dupre Found Career Inspiration on ‘Ellen’, From Randy Travis
44 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.
Blake Shelton Has Learned to Accept the Gossip About Himself
Blake Shelton discusses being the topic of tabloid stories and rumors.
Rodney Atkins Is ‘Writing Like Crazy’ for Next Album
Rodney Atkins reveals to The Boot that he is hard at work on a new album.
Tyler Farr: ‘Success Is Always Going to Be Surprising to Me’
Tyler Farr tells The Boot that he isn't motivated by success and explains why he really hates the "bro-country" label.
Kenny Rogers’ Mother Gave Life-Changing Advice: ‘Always Be Happy Where You Are’
A piece of advice from his mom changed his entire life.
Big & Rich Celebrate Success of ‘Gravity’, Say the Best Is Yet to Come
Big & Rich celebrated their newest album, 'Gravity' -- specifically its two hit singles, "Look at You" and "Run Away With You" -- with a star-studded party in Nashville.
Chris Young Celebrates ‘I’m Comin’ Over’ Hitting No. 1: ‘I Needed This’
Jason Aldean Debuts Three More ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ Tunes
The anticipation is continuing to build for Jason Aldean's upcoming 'Old Boots, New Dirt' record. With the album's debut single, 'Burnin' It Down,' already becoming a No.1 hit, Aldean is giving fans a glimpse of three more tracks in advance of the Oct. 7 release da…