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.
Country Stars’ Thanksgiving 2017 Plans: Chris Young, Dustin Lynch + More Share
The Boot caught up with several country artists to learn the things they're most thankful for this season, and how they plan to spend the holiday.
26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘Shameless’
On Nov. 16, 1991, Garth Brooks earned his seventh No. 1 single with the tune "Shameless."
10 Years Ago: Hank Thompson Dies From Lung Cancer
On Nov. 6, 2007, Hank Thompson passed away after a short battle with lung cancer. The singer was 82 years old.
17 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Announces His Retirement
On Oct. 26, 2000, Garth Brooks fans received disappointing news.
26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History
Oct. 24, 1991, was a big day for Garth Brooks.
Chris Young: ‘A Concert Is Supposed to Be a Safe Space’
Chris Young explains to The Boot why he wanted to take the stage only a few days after the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
Top 10 CMA Awards Moments
A look back at 10 of the biggest moments in CMA Awards history.
11 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
Sept. 18, 2006, might be a day that Willie Nelson would just as soon forget.