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.
Diamond Rio Say Success Taught Them to Value Their Fans … and ‘Lots of Stupid Things’
We'll see DIamond Rio at this year's Headwaters Country Jam!
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.
8 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success.
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."
38 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 25, 1979, Charlie Daniels earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
Interview: Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary Fulfill a Dream With New Album, ‘American …
Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary discuss their new duets album, 'American Grandstand', with The Boot.
26 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Hits No. 1 With ‘Achy Breaky Heart’
On May 30, 1992, Cyrus' debut single, "Achy Breaky Heart," from his freshman album, 'Some Gave All', soared to the top of the charts.
Story Behind the Song: Brett Eldredge, ‘Drunk on Your Love’
Brett Eldredge and songwriter Ross Copperman recall the day they wrote Eldredge's No. 1 single "Drunk on Your Love."
31 Years Ago: Dollywood Opens in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
On July 16, 1986, Dolly Parton opened her theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Jason Aldean Debuts Three More ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ Tunes
The anticipation is continuing to build for Jason Aldean's upcoming 'Old Boots, New Dirt' record. With the album's debut single, 'Burnin' It Down,' already becoming a No.1 hit, Aldean is giving fans a glimpse of three more tracks in advance of the Oct. 7 release da…
Lee Brice’s ‘I Don’t Dance’ Becomes Fastest Certified Platinum Country Single of the Year
Friday night (Sept. 12) is a night Lee Brice will undoubtedly never forget. The singer, who performed before a sold-out crowd at New York City's Madison Square Garden as the opening act on Luke Bryan's That's My Kind of Night Tour, was given a plaque by the RIAA, naming his single &ap…