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.
28 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Hits No. 1 With ‘I Wonder Do You Think of Me’
Sept. 9, 1989, was a bittersweet day for friends and family of the late Keith Whitley.
38 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Certified Platinum
On Sept. 7, 1979, Waylon Jennings' 'Greatest Hits' album was certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units.
Story Behind the Song: Jason Aldean, ‘A Little More Summertime’
Songwriters Wendell Mobley, Tony Martin and Jerry Flowers, along with Jason Aldean, share the story behind Aldean's hit "A Little More Summertime."
23 Years Ago: Clay Walker Earns First Platinum Record With Self-Titled Debut
On Aug. 31, 1994, Clay Walker was undoubtedly in a celebratory mood.
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."
35 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, George Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with "Fool Hearted Memory."
22 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘I Don’t Even Know Your Name’
On Aug. 5, 1995, Alan Jackson had a big reason to celebrate: The singer earned his 11th No. 1 hit with his single "I Don't Even Know Your Name."
Josh Turner: Grandmother, Children, Faith Are His Inspirations
Josh Turner reflects on all he has learned since the release of his debut album, 'Long Black Train', almost 15 years ago.
Tyler and Hayley Hubbard Kept Their Pregnancy a Secret for Their Parents
When Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley revealed that they are expecting a baby one day before announcing the baby's sex, the back-to-back announcements might have seemed like a whirlwind -- but there was a reason they had to wait.
48 Years Ago: ‘Hee Haw’ Makes Prime-Time Debut on CBS
On June 15, 1969, the TV show 'Hee Haw' made its prime-time debut on CBS.