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.
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
32 Years Ago: The Judds’ ‘Rockin’ With the Rhythm’ Is Released
On Oct. 30, 1985, the Judds released their sophomore album.
13 Incredible Moments From Kenny Rogers’ ‘All in for the Gambler’ Tribute Concert
Only an icon like Kenny Rogers could gather such an eclectic group of stars and turn it into one cohesive, unforgettable night.
At Kenny Rogers Tribute Concert, Stars Share Their Fond Memories of the Icon
During a media even prior to the show itself, The Boot caught up with several of the evening's performers, who shared their memories of Rogers and their thoughts on being part of his farewell event.
Kenny Rogers Has ‘Mixed Emotions’ About Farewell Tribute Show
Kenny Rogers admits he has mixed emotions about his upcoming farewell tribute show.
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.
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.
28 Years Ago: Keith Whitley Hits No. 1 With ‘I Wonder Do You Think of Me’
Sept. 9, 1989, was a bittersweet day for friends and family of the late Keith Whitley.
38 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Certified Platinum
On Sept. 7, 1979, Waylon Jennings' 'Greatest Hits' album was certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units.