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.
23 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘The Woman in Me’ Goes Platinum
On June 22, 1995, Twain earned her first platinum album with her sophomore record, The Woman in Me.
31 Years Ago: Randy Travis Hits No. 1 With ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’
On June 13, 1987, "Forever and Ever, Amen" reached the top of the charts, where it stayed for three weeks.
16 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘Drive (for Daddy Gene)’
On May 25, 2002, Jackson earned his 20th No. 1 hit with "Drive (for Daddy Gene)."
Dustin Lynch Says He’s Learned to Be More Authentic and Patient in His Career
Dustin Lynch shares some of the lessons he's learned that inspired his latest album, 'Current Mood'.
8 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success.
61 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On July 7, 1956, Johnny Cash made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry -- and the day he met his future wife, June Carter.
Story Behind the Song: Cole Swindell, ‘You Should Be Here’
Cole Swindell and Ashley Gorley share the story behind Swindell's hit single "You Should Be Here."
20 Years Ago: George Strait Hits No. 1 With ‘Carrying Your Love With Me’
On July 19, 1997, George Strait landed in the No. 1 spot with his song "Carrying Your Love With Me."
Tim McGraw Reflects on Sobriety, Success, Family and Fame
Tim McGraw discusses his drinking, his career struggles and raising a family with his wife, Faith Hill, despite their fame.
72 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
Keith Urban Recalls His Move From Australia to Nashville
Keith Urban began his relocation from Australia to the United States more than 25 years ago. Although he had found success as an artist in his home country, the now-superstar knew that his heart belonged in Nashville.