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.
23 Years Ago: Shania Twain’s ‘The Woman in Me’ Goes Platinum
On June 22, 1995, Twain earned her first platinum album with her sophomore record, The Woman in Me.
31 Years Ago: Randy Travis Hits No. 1 With ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’
On June 13, 1987, "Forever and Ever, Amen" reached the top of the charts, where it stayed for three weeks.
16 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘Drive (for Daddy Gene)’
On May 25, 2002, Jackson earned his 20th No. 1 hit with "Drive (for Daddy Gene)."
92 Years Ago: The Grand Ole Opry Begins Broadcasting
Nov. 28, 1925, was an historic day for country music.
26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘No Fences’ Makes Country Music History
Oct. 24, 1991, was a big day for Garth Brooks.
Interview: Dolly Parton Achieves a Career First With New Children’s Album
Dolly Parton discusses her children's album, 'I Believe in You'.
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.
Rascal Flatts Praise Blake Shelton’s Wit, Advice to ‘The Voice’ Contestants
Interview: Kip Moore Bares His Soul on Honest New Album ‘Slowheart’
Kip Moore discusses his new album, 'Slowheart'.