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.
26 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Is Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On Jan. 15, 1992, the Man in Black was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
18 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Chris Gaines
On Nov. 13, 1999, Garth Brooks performed double duty on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'.
26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History
Oct. 24, 1991, was a big day for Garth Brooks.
13 Years Ago: Toby Keith’s ‘Shock’n Y’all’ Becomes His Second Quadruple-Platinum Album
On Oct. 21, 2004, Toby Keith undoubtedly raised a glass or two in celebration.
Interview: Dolly Parton Achieves a Career First With New Children’s Album
Dolly Parton discusses her children's album, 'I Believe in You'.
Top 10 CMA Awards Moments
A look back at 10 of the biggest moments in CMA Awards history.
59+ Dead, 500+ Injured Following Shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival
A shooting took place during the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas early Monday morning (Oct. 2). At least 59 people are dead and more than 500 were injured.
63 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Signs Her First Recording Contract
On Sept. 30, 1954, Patsy Cline's career officially got started.