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.
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
Lady Antebellum Are Eager to Celebrate Father’s Day 2017 at Home
Don't forget to sign up for the Lady Antebellum Flyaway Trip!
65 Years Ago: George Strait Is Born in Poteet, Texas
On May 18, 1952, George Strait was born in Poteet, Texas.
Thomas Rhett, Dad Rhett Akins Find Support in Each Other
Thomas Rhett and his father, Rhett Akins, discuss their relationship as family and peers in the music business.
Thomas Rhett’s Wife Isn’t a Big Fan of Being in His Music Videos
Thomas Rhett explains why he likes to make videos, including ones that star his wife Lauren.
Zac Brown Thanks Wife, Bandmates While Receiving Artist Humanitarian Award
Zac Brown is the 2017 recipient of the Country Radio Broadcasters' Artist Humanitarian Award.
Cassadee Pope: ‘I’m Beside Myself’ Over 2017 Grammy Awards Nod
Cassade Pope talks to The Boot about her 2017 Grammy Awards nod, and gives and update on her new album.
Maren Morris: Best New Artist Grammys Nom Is ‘Very Overwhelming’
Maren Morris discusses her 2017 Grammy Awards nominations with The Boot.
Darius Rucker Talks ‘Different, Fresh and Fun’ Upcoming New Album
Darius Rucker talks to The Boot about his upcoming new album, which will be released in the spring of 2017.
Story Behind the Song: Billy Currington, ‘It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To’
Billy Currington and Cary Barlowe share the story behind Currington's No. 1 hit "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To."
Story Behind the Song: Cole Swindell, ‘You Should Be Here’
Cole Swindell and Ashley Gorley share the story behind Swindell's hit single "You Should Be Here."
Story Behind the Song: Tim McGraw, ‘Humble and Kind’
Songwriter Lori McKenna shares the story behind Tim McGraw's hit single "Humble and Kind," from his 'Damn Country Music' album.