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.
44 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Hits No. 1 With ‘I Will Always Love You’
On June 8, 1974, Parton's "I Will Always Love You," from her 'Jolene' album, soared to the top of the charts.
9 Years Ago: George Strait’s ‘Troubadour’ Certified Platinum
On June 3, 2009, Strait's 'Troubadour' album was certified platinum, for sales of one million copies.
29 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Releases His Debut Album
'Garth Brooks' debuted on April 12, 1989.
11 Years Ago: Luke Bryan Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 6, 2007, Bryan made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
Midland Say Past Year’s Success Has Been ‘a Big Adjustment’
"It’s going to be a crazy year ..."
Luke Bryan on Country Cares for St. Jude Kids: ‘It’s the Best of All Causes’
9 Years Ago: Taylor Swift Sets a Record With Grammys Album of the Year Win
On Jan. 31, 2010, Swift became the youngest person in history to win Album of the Year at the Grammys.
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] ..."
6 Years Ago: George Strait Begins His Final Tour
On Jan. 18, 2013, Strait kicked off his farewell trek in Lubbock, Texas.
Garth Brooks’ First Time on the Radio Happened Two Times at Once
"The first time I ever got to hear the song [on the radio], I got to hear it one and a half times, back to back. I’ll never forget that the rest of my life."
Story Behind the Song: Justin Moore, ‘Kinda Don’t Care’
Moore shares the story behind his single "Kinda Don't Care."
Story Behind the Song: Jon Pardi, ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor’
Songwriter Brice Long shares the story behind Jon Pardi's "Heartache on the Dance Floor."