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.
81 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Is Born in Wilmington, N.C.
Happy birthday, Charlie Daniels! The singer was born on this day, Oct. 28, in 1936.
13 Years Ago: Big & Rich Receive First Gold Single for ‘Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)’
Oct. 28, 2004, was a big day for Big & Rich.
Luke Combs Talks in-the-Works Sophomore Album, Touring and Writing With Friends
Luke Combs explains how he and his friends wrote his freshman album, and gives an update on his tour plans and sophomore record.
13 Incredible Moments From Kenny Rogers’ ‘All in for the Gambler’ Tribute Concert
Only an icon like Kenny Rogers could gather such an eclectic group of stars and turn it into one cohesive, unforgettable night.
At Kenny Rogers Tribute Concert, Stars Share Their Fond Memories of the Icon
During a media even prior to the show itself, The Boot caught up with several of the evening's performers, who shared their memories of Rogers and their thoughts on being part of his farewell event.
17 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Announces His Retirement
On Oct. 26, 2000, Garth Brooks fans received disappointing news.
Kenny Rogers Has ‘Mixed Emotions’ About Farewell Tribute Show
Kenny Rogers admits he has mixed emotions about his upcoming farewell tribute show.