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.
32 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Joins the Grand Ole Opry
McEntire's induction was part of a televised special for the Opry's 60th anniversary.
Lanco Discuss ‘Eclectic’ Debut Album, ‘Hallelujah Nights’
The 11-track record is, in many ways, a glimpse into the life of the band from their first practice together until now.
Diamond Rio Say Success Taught Them to Value Their Fans … and ‘Lots of Stupid Things’
Most of the wisdom they want to pass on is less conventional than one might expect.
Lanco Excited to Tour With ‘Stand-Up Guy’ Chris Young (Again)
"It’s so cool because we already look up to [him] ..."
Story Behind the Song: Justin Moore, ‘Kinda Don’t Care’
Moore shares the story behind his single "Kinda Don't Care."
Story Behind the Song: Jon Pardi, ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor’
Songwriter Brice Long shares the story behind Jon Pardi's "Heartache on the Dance Floor."
William Michael Morgan Is Ready to Be With His Daughter at Christmas
William Michael Morgan discusses his Christmas plans, and explains why vinyl is his favorite form of music.
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
92 Years Ago: The Grand Ole Opry Begins Broadcasting
Nov. 28, 1925, was an historic day for country music.