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.
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.
Story Behind the Song: Lady Antebellum, ‘Heart Break’
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott shares the story behind the trio's single "Heart Break."
23 Years Ago: Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Brand New Man’ Goes Quadruple Platinum
Nov. 29, 1994, was a day of celebration for Brooks & Dunn.
‘CMA Country Christmas’ 2017 Performers Talk Singing Timeless Holiday Tunes
The Boot chatted with several 'CMA Country Christmas' 2017 performers about singing classic holiday songs during the show.
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.
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.