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.
17 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue’
On July 20, 2002, Keith earned his ninth No. 1 single with his tune "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)."
Story Behind the Song: Brantley Gilbert, ‘More Than Miles’
Brantley Gilbert shares the story behind his song "More Than Miles."
8 Years Ago: Shania Twain Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
On June 2, 2011, Twain received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
37 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Always on My Mind’ Hits No. 1
On May 8, 1982, Nelson's version of "Always on My Mind" hit No. 1 on the charts.
18 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On May 5, 2001, Shelton made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Austin," from his self-titled debut album.
52 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Is Born in Delhi, La.
Happy birthday, Tim!
28 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wins a Record Six Times at the ACM Awards
On April 24, 1991, Brooks set an ACMs record
Darius Rucker Plans 8th Annual St. Jude Benefit Concert
Darius Rucker has announced the plans for his eighth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert for St. Jude.
Story Behind the Song: Justin Moore, ‘You Look Like I Need a Drink’
Rascal Flatts Release ‘Yours If You Want It’ Music Video
Rascal Flatts have released the music video for their latest single, "Yours If You Want It," from their upcoming album, 'Back to Us'.
Story Behind the Song: William Michael Morgan, ‘I Met a Girl’
Shane McAnally and Old Dominion's Trevor Rosen recall the day "I Met a Girl" was written, and the path it took to become a hit for William Michael Morgan.