Martina McBride Rides Her Soul Train

By Bob Doerschuk © 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Country Music headliner Martina McBride’s catalog overflows with powerfully communicative performances. The playful “I Love You,” the heartbroken ballad “Wrong Again,” and the empowering anthems “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls” and “Wrong Baby Wrong” unfold along clear lines [...] Read More

Rodney Atkins Holds StageIt Show for Holston United Methodist Home for Children

Rodney Atkins and his wife, singer-songwriter Rose Falcon, celebrated Rodney’s recent birthday by hosting a live-streamed StageIt show and online auction to raise money for the Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greenville, Tennessee. They both donated items for the auction, including handwritten and autographed lyrics and personal mementos such as Rodney’s first mounted [...] Read More

Exclusive: Sarah Darling’s Wedding Diary — The Wedding Registry

Sarah Darling and James Muriel tied the knot in a secret spur-of-the-moment ceremony back in April 2013 — but they’re still planning a big Nashville wedding in May 2014 to celebrate with family and friends! Sarah’s sharing her personal wedding diary exclusively with Great American Country. She’ll take us along on the whole journey, from [...] Read More

ACM Awards Sell Out Dallas Cowboy Stadium in 18 Minutes

Country music fans can’t wait to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards. Set for April 19, 2015 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, fans snatched up 70,000 tickets in 18 minutes, selling out both the ACM Awards and the ACM Party for a Cause festival April 18-19. The [...] Read More

Snapshot of Newest Winthrop University Poll Results

The newest Winthrop University poll has been released and here are a few snapshots from it. Almost 50% of registered voters approve of how Gov. Nikki Haley is doing her job. Forty-three percent approve of how US Sen. Tim Scott is doing his job. Meanwhile, nearly 40% give a thumbs-up to US Sen. Lindsey Graham. […] Read More

Police: Woman’s body found behind Rock Hill shopping center

Rock Hill police believe they have found the body of a woman reported missing this week. The woman was found at the Market at Cherry Plaza shopping center on North Cherry Road Tuesday afternoon. Investigators confirmed her identity Wednesday morning as that of Laurie O’Berry, 52. Family members reported O’Berry missing Monday, Rock Hill Police […] Read More

How Sara Evans is Helping Busy Moms at Dinnertime

Sara Evans has partnered with Hidden Valley Original Ranch for a program that helps busy moms during one of the most hectic times of their day – dinnertime. Hidden Valley’s limited edition “Twist on Tonight” activity box will offer simple solutions to involve kids in meal preparation through a variety of creative, hands-on activities that [...] Read More