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.
Story Behind the Song: Gary Allan, ‘Life Ain’t Always Beautiful’
"What I really wanted to do in that song was to write a child-like Dr. Seuss lyric ..."
Brett Eldredge Knows Touring Should Feel Like Play, Not Work
"This is playing music. This is having fun. This is what you live for."
51 Years Ago: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Opens
On April 1, 1967, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Nashville, Tenn.
12 Years Ago: Eric Church Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 1, 2006, Church made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
51 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Earns First No. 1 With ‘Don’t Come Home a’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’…
On Feb. 11, 1967, Lynn earned her first No. 1 hit.
Scotty McCreery Says Wedding Planning Is a ‘Team Effort’
"Engaged life is great. I’m really happy."
Little Big Town Say Success of ‘Better Man’ Is All Thanks to Taylor Swift
"I think that song just shows what an amazing writer [she is] ..."
Dolly Parton Reflects on Her Cross-Generational Success: ‘That Makes Me Feel Good’
"I think they feel like they know me because I’ve been around so long."
Diamond Rio Say Success Taught Them to Value Their Fans … and ‘Lots of Stupid Things’
Most of the wisdom they want to pass on is less conventional than one might expect.
Trisha Yearwood Says Music Will Always Take Priority in Her Career
Trisha Yearwood discusses her different business ventures, and says music will always take top priority for her.
Lee Brice: (Finally) Having His New Album Out Is ‘Amazing’
Lee Brice discusses having his new self-titled album out, after spending so much time working on it.