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.
38 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 21, 1979, Charlie Daniels' single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" earned gold status, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units.
What’s Josh Turner’s Favorite Style of Song to Sing?
Josh Turner reveals what style of song he likes to sing best.
28 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Reaches No. 1 With ‘Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That’
On Aug. 5, 1989, Dolly Parton earned her 16th No. 1 hit with her single "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That."
22 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘I Don’t Even Know Your Name’
On Aug. 5, 1995, Alan Jackson had a big reason to celebrate: The singer earned his 11th No. 1 hit with his single "I Don't Even Know Your Name."
12 Years Ago: Jason Aldean’s Debut Album Is Released
On July 26, 2005, Jason Aldean's self-titled debut album was released.
Story Behind the Song: William Michael Morgan, ‘I Met a Girl’
Shane McAnally and Old Dominion's Trevor Rosen recall the day "I Met a Girl" was written, and the path it took to become a hit for William Michael Morgan.
17 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Feb. 17, 2001, Paisley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Hillary Scott ‘Over the Moon’ About 2017 Grammy Awards Nominations
Hillary Scott reacts to her Grammy Awards nominations for 'Love Remains' and "Thy Will."
92 Years Ago: Ray Price Is Born in Peach, Texas
Happy birthday to him!