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.
42 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Makes His Film Debut in ‘The Electric Horseman’
Dec. 21, 1979, was a career-changing day for Nelson ...
Review: Charlie Daniels + Friends Command Crowd During Biggest Volunteer Jam Yet
Charlie Daniels had plenty to celebrate at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night (Nov. 30).
64 Years Ago: Lyle Lovett Is Born in Texas
Happy birthday, Lyle Lovett!
Steve Earle Is Staying Busy With New Music, Memoir, Play
Steve Earle is always creating.
85 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Is Born in Wilmington, N.C.
Happy birthday, Charlie!
52 Years Ago: Johnny Cash’s ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ Hits No. 1
On Oct. 10, 1970, Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" landed at No. 1.
Interview: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen Talks Solo Project, ‘Made in Brooklyn’
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen has released a new solo album, 'Made in Brooklyn'.
36 Years Ago: ‘Highwayman’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard
On Aug. 17, 1985, the Highwaymen hit No. 1 with their debut single, "Highwayman."
47 Years Ago: Hank Williams Jr. Has Near-Fatal Accident in Montana
On Aug. 8, 1975, Williams Jr. had a near-fatal accident when he fell more than 440 feet while climbing Ajax Peak in Montana.
65 Years Ago: The Everly Brothers Earn First No. 1 Single With ‘Bye Bye Love’
On July 15, 1957, the Everly Brothers kicked off their music career with a No. 1 hit, "Bye Bye Love."