George Jones, Glen Campbell Among Recipients of Special Merit Awards

The Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell and George Jones are among the artists announced as recipients of The Recording Academy’s Special Merit Awards. All three, along with Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross and Gil Scott-Heron, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dave Bartholomew, Steve Jobs and Rudy Van Gelder were announced as [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: David Nail’s The Sound of a Million Dreams

You could almost make the argument that the current trend of infusing R&B and soul into mainstream country has a little bit to do with the success of David Nail. Singles like the Top 10 hit “Red Light” or the Grammy-nominated “Turning Home” from 2009’s I’m About To Come Alive felt like they had more [...] Read More

Josh Turner Parties “All Over”

Josh Turner was suffering from the last remnants of a head cold, but he didn’t let it dent his spirits. Josh joined songwriters Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip as the men of the hour at a No. 1 party Tuesday at Rooster’s in Nashville, honoring his quirky, summer-themed hit, “All Over Me.” Coming on the heels of “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” the song made Josh one of only six artists to notch a pair of No. 1 singles this year, according to Billboard. The significance of that moment was not lost on him. Read More

Lee Brice Has Crazy Album Kickoff

You know that big note Lee Brice hits in the middle of “Love Like Crazy”? Turns out, that’s exactly what Lee does. Big sound. Practically wall to wall. The song, currently in the Top on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown, is the title track of Lee’s debut album, released June 8. He celebrated the project Wednesday with an album launch party at Nashville’s Tin Roof, just a few blocks from the home of his label, Curb Records. The crowd was, he noted several times, dominated by music-industry folks, though he was undeterred by their executive titles. Read More