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.
13 Years Ago: Kellie Pickler Signs Her First Record Deal
On July 17, 2006, Pickler signed her first record deal, with BNA Records.
17 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Announces His Retirement
On Oct. 26, 2000, Garth Brooks fans received disappointing news.
8 Years Ago: The Band Perry’s Debut Album Is Released
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Interview: Jerrod Niemann’s ‘This Ride’ Is a Reflection of His Life
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