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.
12 Years Ago: Rodney Atkins Earns His First No. 1 Hit
On Aug. 12, 2006, Atkins earned his first No. 1 hit with "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)."
Tyler Farr’s Friendship With Jason Aldean Is Full of Honesty
Chris Young Celebrates ‘I’m Comin’ Over’ Hitting No. 1: ‘I Needed This’
Chris Young celebrated his latest No. 1 hit, "I'm Comin' Over," with a huge party honoring himself and his co-writers, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, on Monday night (Jan. 11) in downtown Nashville. The song was the debut single from and is the title track off…
Chris Young Selects ‘Think of You’, Duet With Cassadee Pope, as New Single [LISTEN]
Chris Young has selected his duet with Cassadee Pope, "Think of You," as his next single from I'm Comin' Over.
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…
Garth Brooks Praises Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks might be one of the most successful artists of all time in country music, but he admits even he is a fan sometimes. The singer shared at a press conference last week, before the opening night of his world tour, that he has a lot of respect for one of the current reigning hitmakers.
Dierks Bentley Says CMA Album of the Year Nod is ‘Most Special’
Dierks Bentley is nominated for five CMA Awards, including one for Male Vocalist of the Year, making him the top male nominee. But of all his nominations -- which also include ones for Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year -- he says it's the Album of the Year nod for…
Eli Young Band Talk CMA Award Nomination: ‘We’ve Worked Really Hard to Get Here’
The Eli Young Band are nominated once again for a CMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year, a category they've been named in every year since 2012 but have yet to win. But the four-man group says being nominated really is validation enough.
Little Big Town, Kenny Rogers to Honor ‘Star-Spangled Banner’
Little Big Town and Kenny Rogers are part of an all-star event this Saturday (Sept. 13) honoring the 200th anniversary of the 'Star-Spangled Banner.'
Willie Nelson’s Braids Among Items to Be Sold at Waylon Jennings’ Auction
Willie Nelson's famous braids will soon be available for purchase. The 'On the Road Again' singer's hair will be sold at an auction on Oct. 5, along with several other items owned by the late Waylon Jennings. Nelson gave Jennings' the hair after he cut it off in 1983 as a si…