Billy Currington “Pretty Good” at Going No. 1

Beer was flowing. That’s exactly how it should have been as Billy Currington was honored Thursday in Nashville with a No. 1 party for “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer” at Rooster’s, a bar on the edge of downtown. It marked the sixth No. 1 single for Billy and his fourth in a row, following “Don’t, “People Are Crazy” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll.” Performing rights organization BMI threw the party to honor Billy and the song’s writer, Troy Jones. “These things never get old,” Billy said. Read More

Luke Bryan Finds “Rain” Is Good for No. 1 Party

“Rain makes corn / Corn makes whiskey.” And you know what whiskey does: It “makes my baby feel a little frisky.” That playful chorus played out well for a couple of longtime friends Tuesday as Luke Bryan and his co-writer, Dallas Davidson, were honored at BMI in Nashville with a No. 1 party for “Rain Is A Good Thing.” From guitarist J.T. Corenflos’ pinging intro all the way through to the big pile of sound in the single’s waning moments, “Rain” is nothing but a good time. Luke and Dallas know a thing or two about good times. They attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro together, and they shared an apartment in Nashville when they first moved to Tennessee. Read More

“Blake Shelton Live” Debuts On GAC

When Blake Shelton determined it was time to do his first-ever concert television special, he decided to do it in a big way. So he found an indoor stadium, brought in a special guest and worked up a 90-minute blast that debuts Sept. 8 on GAC, Blake Shelton Live: It’s All About Tonight. Blake took over Evansville’s Roberts Stadium, the biggest facility he’s headlined to date, and filled most of the set list with hits, modeling his effort after an icon who grew up in the same homestate. Read More

Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton Visit GAC’s Top 20

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins partnered up earlier this year for a musical romp on the award-winning “Hillbilly Bone,” and this weekend, they’re back together as guests with host Nan Kelley on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. The two singers have quite a bit in common: lengthy resumes, an acerbic wit, August album releases and some interesting attachments to other artists. Trace’s new album, Cowboy’s Back In Town, comes out on Tuesday, and it represents his first project since signing with Show Dog-Universal, a label owned in part by his tour partner, Toby Keith. Blake’s latest album, the All About Tonight Six Pak, was released this past Tuesday, and it includes a vocal appearance by Blake’s fiancee, Miranda Lambert. One of the reasons Blake likes the Six Pak format is that it means he has new music coming out every few months. But that’s also precisely the reason Trace wants nothing to do with six-track releases. Read More

Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton Visit GAC’s Top 20

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins partnered up earlier this year for a musical romp on the award-winning “Hillbilly Bone,” and this weekend, they’re back together as guests with host Nan Kelley on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. The two singers have quite a bit in common: lengthy resumes, an acerbic wit, August album releases and some interesting attachments to other artists. Trace’s new album, Cowboy’s Back In Town, comes out on Tuesday, and it represents his first project since signing with Show Dog-Universal, a label owned in part by his tour partner, Toby Keith. Blake’s latest album, the All About Tonight Six Pak, was released this past Tuesday, and it includes a vocal appearance by Blake’s fiancee, Miranda Lambert. One of the reasons Blake likes the Six Pak format is that it means he has new music coming out every few months. But that’s also precisely the reason Trace wants nothing to do with six-track releases. Read More