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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.
Merle Haggard the Highwaymen
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Merle Haggard Was Asked to Join the Highwaymen, Declined Because of Money

Country music's famous group the Highwaymen consisted of Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson -- four of the reigning hitmakers of the '80s, all recording and touring together. But another superstar of the era, Merle Haggard, has revealed that he almost joined the Highwaymen as well.

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Neil Young Lukas Nelson Micah Nelson tour 2015
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Neil Young and Promise of the Real Share Cover Art, Track Listing for ‘The Monsanto Years’

More information, including a track listing, is emerging about The Monsanto Years, the highly anticipated album from Neil Young and Promise of the Real, the band featuring Willie Nelson's sons, Lukas and Micah Nelson.

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The Eagles Hell Freezes Over Tour
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21 Years Ago: The Eagles Reunite for Hell Freezes Over Tour

Twenty-one years ago today (May 27, 1994), the Eagles reunited for the first time in 14 years to kick off their Hell Freezes Over Tour at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. -- and it was at least partly thanks to one of country music's biggest stars.

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do Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones still talk?
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Meghan Linsey Says She and Joshua Scott Jones Are Still ‘Really Supportive’ of Each Other

The Voice's Season 8 runner-up, Meghan Linsey, first got her start in music as one-half of the country duo Steel Magnolia, with her then-fiance, Joshua Scott Jones. After Jones entered rehab in 2011 to deal with his addiction issues, their professional and personal partnerships both ended, with each of them focusing on solo careers. But while they are no longer romantically involved, Linsey says that Jones is still very much in her corner.

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