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: The Bluebird Cafe Opens in Nashville
In June of 1982, the famous Bluebird Cafe opened its doors in Nashville, Tenn.
49 Years Ago: John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ Is Released
On April 12, 1971, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was released as a single.
23 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing’
On April 5, 1997, Adkins scored his first No. 1 hit with "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing," from his freshman album, 'Dreamin' Out Loud'.
Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs
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9 Years Ago: Thompson Square Release Their Debut Album
On Feb. 8, 2011, the husband-and-wife duo released their self-titled debut album.
30 Years Ago: Willie Nelson’s ‘Stardust’ Is Certified Quadruple Platinum
On Jan. 9, 1990, 'Stardust' album was certified quadruple platinum.
83 Years Ago: Don Everly Is Born in Kentucky
Happy birthday, Don Everly!
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.
Big & Rich Enjoying Creative Freedom of Their Own Record Label
Big & Rich's John Rich explains to The Boot why the duo formed their own record label, Big & Rich Records.
Interview: Kelsea Ballerini Lets Fans Into Her Life on ‘Unapologetically’
Kelsea Ballerini discusses her new album, 'Unapologetically', with The Boot.
Jason Aldean Reflects on His Career So Far: ‘I Feel Like We Did Everything Pretty Good’
Jason Aldean reflects on all that he has learned in his career so far.