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 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
William Michael Morgan Is Ready to Be With His Daughter at Christmas
William Michael Morgan discusses his Christmas plans, and explains why vinyl is his favorite form of music.
Cole Swindell Offers an Update on His Third Studio Album
Cole Swindell gives an update on his third studio album, revealing he is about halfway finished with it.
92 Years Ago: The Grand Ole Opry Begins Broadcasting
Nov. 28, 1925, was an historic day for country music.
Blake Shelton’s Famous Friends Sound Off About His ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Title
Blake Shelton is officially the Sexiest Man Alive -- at least according to 'People' magazine.
18 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Chris Gaines
On Nov. 13, 1999, Garth Brooks performed double duty on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'.
Chris Stapleton: 2017 CMA Awards Wins Are ‘an Unimaginable Fairytale Type of Thing’
Chris Stapleton reflects on his second career win for Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 CMA Awards.
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.