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.
9 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’
On Sept. 2, 2009, Aldean's single "Big Green Tractor," from his 'Wide Open' album, earned gold status.
21 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’
On Aug. 30, 1997, Chesney scored his first No. 1 hit with the single "She's Got It All."
39 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 25, 1979, Daniels earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
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!
Interview: Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary Fulfill a Dream With New Album, ‘American …
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."
32 Years Ago: Dollywood Opens in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
On July 16, 1986, 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
Eli Young Band Talk CMA Award Nomination: ‘We’ve Worked Really Hard to Get Here’