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.
48 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’
On Aug. 23, 1969, Johnny Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.
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.
14 Years Ago: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett Hit No. 1 With ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’
13 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Reaches No. 1 With ‘Somebody’
On Aug. 7, 2004, Reba McEntire soared to the top of the charts with the song "Somebody."
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."
18 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Aug. 3, 1999, Patsy Cline was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
16 Years Ago: Blake Shelton’s Debut Album Is Released
On July 31, 2001, Blake Shelton's self-titled freshman album was released on Giant Nashville.
Review: Jake Owen Brings Big Band, Bigger Stage Presence to Nashville [PICTURES]
In a refreshing switch from the usual solo-act show, Owen preferred to let his band -- including an amazing horn section -- take center stage with him, allowing for one unforgettable night.
RaeLynn on RaVe Tour: ‘I Really Want to Try Something Different’
RaeLynn discusses her current RaVe Tour and her husband's military service with The Boot.
Interview: Gretchen Wilson Explains Her Hiatus, Discusses Returning to Music
Gretchen Wilson talks to The Boot about her upcoming album, and explains why she needed to take a break for a few years.
Darius Rucker Plans 8th Annual St. Jude Benefit Concert
Darius Rucker has announced the plans for his eighth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert for St. Jude.