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.
32 Years Ago: Dollywood Opens in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
On July 16, 1986, Parton opened her theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
63 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs in Las Vegas Debut
On this day (April 23) in 1956, Presley made his debut in Las Vegas, where his performance was not well received.
Danielle Bradbery Says Being on ‘The Voice’ Made Her Grow Up Fast
"I wasn’t living the normal 16-year-old life."
Brothers Osborne Hope to Carry on Country Music’s Tradition of Saying Things That Matter
"Artists are supposed to speak for people. They’re supposed to be a release for people."
Lanco Discuss ‘Eclectic’ Debut Album, ‘Hallelujah Nights’
The 11-track record is, in many ways, a glimpse into the life of the band from their first practice together until now.
‘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.
11 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Oct. 17, 2006, Tim McGraw received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Interview: Dolly Parton Achieves a Career First With New Children’s Album
Dolly Parton discusses her children's album, 'I Believe in You'.
Story Behind the Song: Luke Combs, ‘When It Rains It Pours’
Luke Combs shares the story behind his hit single "When It Rains It Pours."
Top 10 Montgomery Gentry Songs
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Story Behind the Song: Jason Aldean, ‘Lights Come On’
Jason Aldean and the song's writers share the story behind Aldean's single "Lights Come On."
Story Behind the Song: Josh Turner, ‘Hometown Girl’
Songwriter Marc Beeson and Josh Turner share the story behind Turner's hit single "Hometown Girl."