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.
15 Years Ago: Brad Paisley’s ‘Time Well Wasted’ Album Is Released
On Aug. 16, 2005, Paisley's 'Time Well Wasted' album was released on Arista Records.
19 Years Ago: Blake Shelton’s Debut Album Is Released
On July 31, 2001, Shelton's self-titled debut album was released.
35 Years Ago: Alabama Become First Country Act to Earn Quadruple-Platinum Status
On July 30, 1985, Alabama became the first country act to earn quadruple platinum status, both for 'Mountain Music' and 'Feels So Right'.
33 Years Ago: Randy Travis Hits No. 1 With ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’
On June 13, 1987, "Forever and Ever, Amen" reached the top of the charts, where it stayed for three weeks.
38 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with his single "Fool Hearted Memory."
14 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Kerosene’ Goes Gold
On March 6, 2006, Lambert earned her first gold single.
Dolly Parton Reflects on Her Cross-Generational Success: ‘That Makes Me Feel Good’
"I think they feel like they know me because I’ve been around so long."
73 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Is Born in Tennessee
Happy birthday, Dolly!
28 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘Unanswered Prayers’
On this day (Jan. 12) in 1991, the song soared to the top of the charts.
95 Years Ago: The Grand Ole Opry Begins Broadcasting
Nov. 28, 1925, was an historic day for country music.
Story Behind the Song: Diamond Rio, ‘One More Day’
Diamond Rio share the story behind their hit single "One More Day".
Country Stars’ Thanksgiving 2017 Plans: Chris Young, Dustin Lynch + More Share
The Boot caught up with several country artists to learn the things they're most thankful for this season, and how they plan to spend the holiday.