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.
Cole Swindell Offers an Update on His Third Studio Album
Cole Swindell gives an update on his third studio album, revealing he is about halfway finished with it.
Story Behind the Song: Jerrod Niemann, ‘God Made a Woman’
Jerrod Niemann shares the story behind his single "God Made a Woman."
‘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.
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.
18 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Chris Gaines
On Nov. 13, 1999, Garth Brooks performed double duty on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'.
Luke Combs: CMA Awards Nomination Validates His Hard Work
Luke Combs discusses his 2017 CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year.
Kelsea Ballerini: CMA Awards Won’t ‘Hold a Candle’ to Her Wedding
Kelsea Ballerini discusses her 2017 CMA Awards nomination and her upcoming wedding.
Kelsea Ballerini: 2017 CMA Awards Nod, Performance Spot Make Her a Winner Already
Kelsea Ballerini says she considers herself a winner for being nominated at the 2017 CMA Awards and being being given the chance to perform during the ceremony.
Brett Eldredge: Awards Won’t Change the Way He Makes Music
Brett Eldredge discusses the affect awards have on his career.
7 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Joins the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 23, 2010, Blake Shelton officially became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Chris Young: ‘A Concert Is Supposed to Be a Safe Space’
Chris Young explains to The Boot why he wanted to take the stage only a few days after the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.