GAC’s Top 10 Country Albums of 2012

Every year, music reviewers pull from the year’s releases to create Top 10 lists. 2012 was a fantastic year for country music, offering album after album of quality titles to choose from while overall sales for the genre rose 3.2% compared to this point last year. By the very nature of a ‘Top 10′ list, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Jason Aldean’s Night Train

Fueled by a blue-collar mentality and electric guitar crunch, Jason Aldean’s fifth CD, Night Train, roars with the sound of small town America. The album, which is available now, builds on the singer’s multi-platinum, 2011 CMA Album of the Year, My Kinda Party, with 15 new songs loaded full of strong hooks and heartland themes. [...] Read More

Miranda Lambert Surprised by Album of the Year Nomination

Miranda Lambert is no stranger to the Album of the Year category at the ACM Awards. She’s won the honor twice in recent years and her latest release, Four The Record, is up for the trophy again this year. She’s up against some stiff competition, which she jokes she’s “not too happy about,” but she [...] Read More

Eric Church’s ‘Insanity’ Pays Off with ACM Nominations

Eric Church says he “gives to the point of insanity” when he’s in the studio working on a record. That hard work is paying off with a nomination in the Album of the Year category for his album Chief. He’s also up for Video of the Year for his music video for “Homeboy,” which depicts [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Miranda Lambert’s Four The Record

There’s always a bit of added pressure when an artist follows up a critically acclaimed record that achieved successes like the Academy of Country Music’s Album of the Year award. However, what sort of pressure exists when an artist’s last two albums won that illustrious prize, as Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (ACM Album of the [...] Read More