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.
59+ Dead, 500+ Injured Following Shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival
A shooting took place during the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas early Monday morning (Oct. 2). At least 59 people are dead and more than 500 were injured.
63 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Signs Her First Recording Contract
On Sept. 30, 1954, Patsy Cline's career officially got started.
5 Years Ago: George Strait Announces His Retirement From Touring
On Sept. 26, 2012, George Strait shocked the country music community by announcing that he was retiring from touring.
Thomas Rhett: I Was ‘Completely Unprepared’ for Two Children
Thomas Rhett explains how he is adjusting to being a parent to two little girls.
11 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
Sept. 18, 2006, might be a day that Willie Nelson would just as soon forget.
14 Years Ago: Miranda Lambert Signs With Epic Records
On Sept. 15, 2003, Miranda Lambert signed her first record deal, with Epic Records.
38 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Sept. 14, 1979, Kenny Rogers received one of the entertainment industry's most distinguished honors.
23 Years Ago: Trisha Yearwood Hits No. 1 With ‘XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)’
On Sept. 10, 1994, Trisha Yearwood 's single "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)" became her second No. 1 hit.