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.
Story Behind the Song: Jason Aldean, ‘Any Ol’ Barstool’
Songwriters Josh Thompson and Derric Ruttan, along with Jason Aldean, share the story behind Aldean's hit "Any Ol' Barstool."
38 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
On Aug. 25, 1979, Charlie Daniels earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
Story Behind the Song: Brett Young, ‘Like I Loved You’
Brett Young shares the story behind his single "Like I Loved You."
Rascal Flatts’ Secret to Success: ‘We Kept the Side Mirrors Off’
Rascal Flatts explain the secret to their success, and discuss their latest album, 'Back to Us'.
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.
Story Behind the Song: Michael Ray, ‘Think a Little Less’
Songwriters Barry Dean and Jimmy Robbins, along with Michael Ray, share the story behind Ray's hit single "Think a Little Less."
What’s Josh Turner’s Favorite Style of Song to Sing?
Josh Turner reveals what style of song he likes to sing best.
Story Behind the Song: Granger Smith, ‘Happens Like That’
Granger Smith shares the story behind his latest single, "Happens Like That."
Story Behind the Song: Josh Turner, ‘Hometown Girl’
Songwriter Marc Beeson and Josh Turner share the story behind Turner's hit single "Hometown Girl."
For Dierks Bentley, Everyone on the Road Is Family
Dierks Bentley discusses the importance of his opening acts as well as his band and crew.
Thomas Rhett Says ‘Life Changes’ Album ‘Is Very Nostalgic-Feeling’
Thomas Rhett gives details on his upcoming third studio album, 'Life Changes'.