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.
43 Years Ago: TG Sheppard Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Devil in the Bottle’
On Feb. 15, 1975, Sheppard's debut single, "Devil in the Bottle," hit No. 1.
33 Years Ago: Randy Travis Signs Recording Contract With Warner Bros. Records
On Feb. 14, 1985, Travis signed his record deal with Warner Bros. Records.
51 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Earns First No. 1 With ‘Don’t Come Home a’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’…
On Feb. 11, 1967, Lynn earned her first No. 1 hit.
Little Big Town Say Success of ‘Better Man’ Is All Thanks to Taylor Swift
"I think that song just shows what an amazing writer [she is] ..."
Justin Moore Knows It’s Best to Let His Music Run His Career
"I used to be a chart watcher ... [but] I realized a long time ago, you can’t control any of this ..."
Lanco: Friendship Makes the Band Work
Lead singer Brandon Lancaster says it's the band members' friendship that makes the group work so well.
Story Behind the Song: Morgan Evans, ‘Kiss Somebody’
It's probably not inspired by what you think ...
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.
Story Behind the Song: Justin Moore, ‘Kinda Don’t Care’
Moore shares the story behind his single "Kinda Don't Care."
Top 10 Country Songs That Should Have Been Hits in 2017
These 10 country songs weren't big hits in 2017 -- but they should have been.