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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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54 Years Ago: Loretta Lynn Signs With Decca Records

Fifty-four years ago today, on Sept. 3, 1961, Loretta Lynn's life changed forever. It was on this day that the then-22-year-old signed with Decca Records, with which she released 18 studio albums, three gospel albums, two collaborative records with Ernest Tubb, a Christmas project and a greatest hits disc.

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Luke Bryan, Loretta Lynn and Others Honored at 9th Annual ACM Honors Ceremony

The 9th annual ACM Honors were held last night (Sept. 1) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, awarding artists like Luke Bryan, Alabama, Eric Church and Loretta Lynn, with musical tributes sung by artists like Randy Houser, Jason Aldean, Holly Williams and Miranda Lambert.

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Story Behind the Song: Scotty McCreery, ‘The Trouble With Girls’

Written by Chris Tompkins and Phillip White, "The Trouble With Girls" was recorded by Scotty McCreery for his debut album, Clear as Day. It was released as a single in August of 2011, just three months after McCreery was crowned the winner of Season 10 of American Idol, landed in the Top 20 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (No. 17) and has been certified platinum. Below, Tompkins tells The Boot how he wrote the tune, and who gets the real credit for its rapid success.

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