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.
Darius Rucker: Grand Ole Opry Induction Made Him Feel Like Part of the Country Community
Darius Rucker says his invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry in 2012 made him feel like he belonged in country music.
Jerrod Niemann Feels Honored to Carry the Country Music Torch
Jerrod Niemann discusses his responsibility as an artist in country music, and reveals his other goals and ambitions.
Blake Shelton’s Famous Friends Sound Off About His ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Title
Blake Shelton is officially the Sexiest Man Alive -- at least according to 'People' magazine.
Jon Pardi: ‘You Can Still Be Traditional and Win a CMA Award’
Jon Pardi reflects on his first CMA Awards win, for New Artist of the Year.
Keith Urban: 2017 CMA Awards Nominations Are ‘a Beautiful Feeling’
Keith Urban discusses his multiple CMA Awards nominations, and the chance to perform during the live televised broadcast.
Old Dominion: 2017 CMA Awards Win Would ‘Solidify Their Place’ in Country Music
Old Dominion discuss their 2017 CMA Awards nominations and their upcoming tours.
49 Years Ago: Conway Twitty Earns First No. 1 Country Hit With ‘Next in Line’
On Nov. 2, 1968, Conway Twitty earned his first of many No. 1 hits on the country charts.
Luke Combs Talks in-the-Works Sophomore Album, Touring and Writing With Friends
Luke Combs explains how he and his friends wrote his freshman album, and gives an update on his tour plans and sophomore record.