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.
14 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘Whiskey Girl’
On July 10, 2004, Keith stormed to the top of the charts with his song "Whiskey Girl."
Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs
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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.
69 Years Ago: Hank Williams Debuts on the Grand Ole Opry
On June 11, 1949, Williams made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
19 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On May 28, 1999, Paisley made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
Midland Say Past Year’s Success Has Been ‘a Big Adjustment’
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Lindsay Ell Says Country Music’s Women Are Creating a ‘Positive Environment’ for Each Othe…
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Reba McEntire Shares the Secret to Her Longevity: ‘I’m Trying to Recreate Myself … and Hav…
"I’m open. I’ve got my calendar open for whatever is supposed to happen."
43 Years Ago: ‘Austin City Limits’ Premieres on PBS
On Jan. 2, 1975, 'Austin City Limits' premiered on PBS.
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.