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.
35 Years Ago: First Farm Aid Held in Champaign, Ill.
On Sept. 22, 1985, the very first Farm Aid was held in Champaign, Ill.
Brett Eldredge’s Secret to No. 1 Songs? Friendship
Brett Eldredge discusses his friendship with Ross Copperman, who co-wrote three of Eldredge's No. 1 hits.
14 Years Ago: Rodney Atkins Earns His First No. 1 Hit
On Aug. 12, 2006, Atkins earned his first No. 1 hit with "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)."
Rascal Flatts Talk Deconstructing Their Tours, Building Their Restaurant
Rascal Flatts discuss how they keep their tours fresh, and their plans for a new restaurant.
Chris Young Says His Career Is ‘Just Going So Well’ Right Now
Chris Young reflects on success of his 'I'm Comin' Over' album.
Interview: Chase Bryant Wants to Be a Country Music Pioneer
Chase Bryant talks to The Boot about his upcoming album and his new single, "Room to Breathe."
Rising Artist Jordan Rager Draws Inspiration From His Friendship With Jason Aldean
Blake Shelton Credits a Fellow Oklahoman With His Early Success
Blake Shelton explains how fellow Oklahoman Mae Axton, as well as songwriter and producer Bobby Braddock, helped him out early in his career.