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Gayle Thompson

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.
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Eric Paslay Talks Being a Songwriter and an Artist: ‘Neither Is Easy’

Eric Paslay first found success as a songwriter, while he was still getting his career as an started. The Texan wrote No. 1 hit singles such as Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes," among others, while also releasing songs such as "Friday Night" and "Song About a Girl" from his own self-titled debut album. As he climbs the charts with "High Class," the debut single from his upcoming sophomore album, Paslay says that he has no plans of ever abandoning one side of the music business for the other.

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Trisha Yearwood Doesn’t Take Her Success for Granted

Trisha Yearwood has accomplished plenty in her life and career so far: Most recently, the singer released her 12th studio album, PrizeFighter, in 2014, and a new season of her Emmy Award-winning TV show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, premiered in early January ... and the singer says that she isn't taking any of it for granted.

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Trisha Yearwood Says Cooking Career Was ‘Completely an Accident’

In addition to her superstar music career, Trisha Yearwood is also well known as a TV cooking show host and cookbook author: The singer is the star of the Emmy Award-winning Trisha's Southern Kitchen on the Food Network -- a new season of which premiered on Jan. 2 -- as well as the co-author of Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen, Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood and Trisha's Table. Perhaps surprisingly, Yearwood says that none of it was planned.

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57 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Performs at San Quentin Prison

Fifty-seven years ago today, on Jan. 1, 1959, Johnny Cash kicked off the new year on a high note. It was on this day that the singer performed at the famous San Quentin State Prison in California, beginning a series of concerts held at various prisons throughout the rest of his career.

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