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.
62 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs in Las Vegas Debut
On this day (April 23) in 1956, Presley made his debut in Las Vegas, where his performance was not well received.
Reba McEntire Shares the Secret to Her Longevity: ‘I’m Trying to Recreate Myself … and Hav…
"I’m open. I’ve got my calendar open for whatever is supposed to happen."
Brothers Osborne Hope to Carry on Country Music’s Tradition of Saying Things That Matter
"Artists are supposed to speak for people. They’re supposed to be a release for people."
Little Big Town Say Success of ‘Better Man’ Is All Thanks to Taylor Swift
"I think that song just shows what an amazing writer [she is] ..."
Devin Dawson Prepares to Release Debut Album, ‘Dark Horse': ‘It Feels Right’
"These are dreams that we’ve set as kids, and as musicians ..."
Lanco Discuss ‘Eclectic’ Debut Album, ‘Hallelujah Nights’
The 11-track record is, in many ways, a glimpse into the life of the band from their first practice together until now.
Story Behind the Song: Cole Swindell, ‘Stay Downtown’
"Stay Downtown" is the first of Swindell's singles that he didn't write.
Story Behind the Song: Justin Moore, ‘Kinda Don’t Care’
Moore shares the story behind his single "Kinda Don't Care."
43 Years Ago: ‘Austin City Limits’ Premieres on PBS
On Jan. 2, 1975, 'Austin City Limits' premiered on PBS.
Kelsea Ballerini’s Favorite Song on ‘Unapologetically’? It’s …
Kelsea Ballerini reveals her favorite track on her sophomore album, 'Unapologetically'.