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.
8 Years Ago: Lady Antebellum Release ‘Need You Now’ Album
On Jan. 26, 2010, 'Need You Now' debuted.
Brothers Osborne Hope to Carry on Country Music’s Tradition of Saying Things That Matter
"Artists are supposed to speak for people. They’re supposed to be a release for people."
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] ..."
Chris Stapleton: ‘Play Songs That You Love, Even the Deep Ones’
"I always just tried to make it about music first, and let music lead, and everything else will just fall wherever it will."
28 Years Ago: Clint Black Earns His First Platinum Album With ‘Killin’ Time’
On Jan. 23, 1990, Black earned his first platinum album.
27 Years Ago: Aaron Tippin Releases His Debut Album
On Jan. 22, 1991, Tippin released his debut album.
12 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ Hits No. 1
On Jan. 21, 2006, Underwood earned a No. 1 hit with her debut single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel."
23 Years Ago: Wynonna Judd’s Self-Titled Album Certified Quadruple Platinum
On Jan. 20, 1995, Judd's eponymous 1992 solo debut was certified quadruple platinum.
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."
28 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Film Debut in ‘Tremors’
McEntire appears in the movie 'Tremors' opposite Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.