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.
37 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’
On Aug. 28, 1982, Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with his single "Fool Hearted Memory."
50 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
16 Years Ago: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett Hit No. 1 With ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
On Aug. 9, 2003, Jackson and Buffett hit No. 1 with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," from Jackson's 'Greatest Hits II' album.
Top 10 Country Songs About Death
The Boot counts down our picks for the Top 10 country songs about death.
9 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
On April 16, 2010, Jackson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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.