GAC Album Review: Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us

I want all God’s children to live in harmony, Phil Madeira sings in earnest on the bluesy title track of his non-denominational gospel project, Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us. Due in stores Tuesday, April 24, Mercylandbrings together leading Americana and folk artists with a message of unity and the idea that God is [...] Read More

Rosanne Cash, Desert Rose Band: ‘80s Rewind

Ronald Reagan, the DeLorean and parachute pants. The 1980s were kind of strange — and we’re still paying for the greed-is-good mentality that the ‘80s movie Wall Street embraced. Nevertheless, there were numerous artists worth their salt in that decade who still matter: Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam and George Strait had their first hits, for example. And several acts — including Rosanne Cash, Paul Overstreet and the Desert Rose Band — are still making their presence felt. Here’s a look at some of the artists who reached their commercial peak during the ‘80s who are making a creative difference in slightly different ways: Read More