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.
14 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson Releases ‘Redneck Woman’
On March 5, 2004, Wilson released her debut single, "Redneck Woman," to radio.
Top 10 Clint Black Songs
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Scotty McCreery Says Wedding Planning Is a ‘Team Effort’
"Engaged life is great. I’m really happy."
72 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
Trisha Yearwood Says Music Will Always Take Priority in Her Career
Trisha Yearwood discusses her different business ventures, and says music will always take top priority for her.
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.