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.
14 Years Ago: Rascal Flatts Ride to No. 1 With ‘Bless the Broken Road’
On Feb. 12, 2005, "Bless the Broken Road" hit No. 1.
39 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 25, 1979, Daniels earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
49 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
39 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 21, 1979, Daniels earned a gold single for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," from his 'Million Mile Reflections' album.
29 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Reaches No. 1 With ‘Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That’
On Aug. 5, 1989, Parton soared to the top of the charts with her single "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That."
59+ Dead, 500+ Injured Following Shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival
A shooting took place during the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas early Monday morning (Oct. 2). At least 59 people are dead and more than 500 were injured.
12 Years Ago: Gary Allan’s ‘Nothing on But the Radio’ Goes to No. 1
On Dec. 4, 2004, Gary Allan notched his third No. 1 single, "Nothing on But the Radio."
Zac Brown Band Get Sentimental as ‘Homegrown’ Exhibit Opens at Hall of Fame
Zac Brown Band share their thoughts on their new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame, 'Homegrown: Zac Brown Band'.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrate 50 Years With Star-Studded PBS Special
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's lead singer Jeff Hanna talks to The Boot about their 50th anniversary special, filmed at the Ryman Auditorium and airing on PBS in March.
Backroad Anthem Will Honor Deceased Bandmate Craig Strickland in Song