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.
Story Behind the Song: Jon Pardi, ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor’
Songwriter Brice Long shares the story behind Jon Pardi's "Heartache on the Dance Floor."
Trisha Yearwood Says Music Will Always Take Priority in Her Career
Trisha Yearwood discusses her different business ventures, and says music will always take top priority for her.
Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2017
The Boot counts down the 10 best country songs of 2017.
William Michael Morgan Is Ready to Be With His Daughter at Christmas
William Michael Morgan discusses his Christmas plans, and explains why vinyl is his favorite form of music.
18 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘He Didn’t Have to Be’
On Dec. 11, 1999, Brad Paisley earned his first No. 1 hit.
Top 10 Country Songs That Should Have Been Hits in 2017
These 10 country songs weren't big hits in 2017 -- but they should have been.
Story Behind the Song: Diamond Rio, ‘One More Day’
Diamond Rio share the story behind their hit single "One More Day".
Country Stars’ Thanksgiving 2017 Plans: Chris Young, Dustin Lynch + More Share
The Boot caught up with several country artists to learn the things they're most thankful for this season, and how they plan to spend the holiday.
Dustin Lynch Loves Seeing Fans’ Reactions on His Headlining Ride or Die Tour
Dustin Lynch discusses headlining his own Ride or Die Tour, and discusses Luke Bryan's new role as a judge on 'American Idol'.
Lee Brice: (Finally) Having His New Album Out Is ‘Amazing’
Lee Brice discusses having his new self-titled album out, after spending so much time working on it.
23 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘Ropin’ the Wind’ Goes Diamond
On Nov. 16, 1994, Garth Brooks made history.