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Gayle Thompson

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.
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Little Big Town’s ‘Girl Crush’ Has 2015′s Best Sales Week

What "Girl Crush" controversy? After reports surfaced that some radio stations were boycotting Little Big Town's latest single while others were saying that those reports were unfounded, the quartet's tune has notched 2015's best single week of sales for a country song.

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My Morning Jacket Lead Singer Has Harsh Words for Country Music

My Morning Jacket maintain one of the busiest tour schedules of all acts, regardless of genre, but their eclectic sound has made it hard for them to find much radio success. While the Kentucky-based band could certainly find a fit somewhere between pop and country, lead singer Jim James says that neither genre holds his interest.

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Kellie Pickler Talks Upcoming Reality TV Show: ‘We’re Pretty Normal’

Kellie Pickler is set to star in a new reality TV show, tentatively titled I Love Kellie Pickler, which will debut this fall. The show, which will focus more on Pickler's personal life with her husband Kyle Jacobs than her life as a singer, is being produced by Ryan Seacrest. But while Pickler has already spent plenty of time on the small screen, first on Season 5 of American Idol, then taking home the mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars in 2013, she says that people may be surprised to see who she really is behind the scenes.

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Rhett Akins Expresses Confidence in His Son, Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett just scored his third No.1 single with "Make Me Wanna," making the song -- which was written by Rhett along with Bart Butler and Larry McCoy -- his third chart-topping hit from his freshman It Goes Like This album. And while it might seem like Rhett had an advantage in the tough-as-nails country music industry, since Rhett Akins is his famous father, the proud dad says that all the credit belongs solely to his son.

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Rare Waylon Jennings Recordings Released

In one of the most historic releases, in honor of Record Store Day this Saturday (April 18), a new recording of Waylon Jennings will be released. Titled Waylon 55, the album is from Jennings' stint as an 18-year-old radio show host on Littlefield, Tex. station KZZN, when the aspiring singer performed and conversed with local musicians for almost 35 minutes.

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