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.
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."
23 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘I Don’t Even Know Your Name’
On Aug. 5, 1995, Jackson had a big reason to celebrate.
12 Years Ago: Eric Church’s ‘Sinners Like Me’ Released
On July 18, 2006, Church's freshman album, 'Sinners Like Me', was released on Capitol Nashville.
12 Years Ago: Kellie Pickler Signs Her First Record Deal
On July 17, 2006, Pickler signed her first record deal, with BNA Records.
7 Years Ago: The Band Perry’s Debut Album Is Released
On Oct. 12, 2010, the Band Perry released their eponymous freshman album, on Republic Nashville.
Kip Moore Says His Lack of Awards Nominations ‘Doesn’t Faze Me One Bit’
Kip Moore insists he doesn't care if he is nominated for any awards for his music.
15 Years Ago: The Dixie Chicks’ ‘Home’ Album Goes Triple-Platinum
On Oct. 11, 2002, the Dixie Chicks had one good reason to celebrate -- or rather, three good reasons.
14 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Hits No. 1 With ‘Real Good Man’
On Oct. 11, 2003, Tim McGraw had one good reason to celebrate. His latest hit, 'Real Good Man,' soared to the top of the charts, making it his 17th No. 1.
Dustin Lynch Knows the Value of a Day Away From Social Media
Dustin Lynch explains why he isn't constantly on social media.
Top 10 CMA Awards Moments
A look back at 10 of the biggest moments in CMA Awards history.