GAC Album Review: Zane Williams’ Overnight Success

Texan Zane Williams’ fourth album is a master class in precise songwriting. For the man who wrote Jason Michael Carroll’s hit, “Hurry Home,” Zane uses his first release since 2011’s Ride With Me to show off a diverse array of songwriting talents. From barroom Honky Tonks to the streets of Bakersfield, Zane covers a lot [...] Read More

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Give Fans Chance to Be a “Buckaroo” or a “Stranger”

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield album, a tribute to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, two of Bakersfield’s most prominent artists, is now available. To celebrate the release and extend the listening experience, an interactive website, http://www.roadtobakersfield.com, has been launched to bring fans into the sights and styles of the Bakersfield Sound. Read our review [...] Read More

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Surprised by Merle Haggard’s Liner Notes

Vince Gill and famed steel player Paul Franklin have released Bakersfield, a tribute to two of Bakersfield’s most famous residents, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Merle wrote the liner notes for their new album, which came as a surprise to both Vince and Paul. Read our review of Bakersfield >> “He said, ‘I like what [...] Read More

The Time Was Right for Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin will release Bakersfield, a tribute to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, two of the most prominent voices from the “Bakersfield Sound,” on July 30. The pair share producer credits and recorded the project in just two days at Vince’s home studio. Read our review of Bakersfield >> “Vince and Paul [...] Read More

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Celebrate Bakersfield with WSM’s Eddie Stubbs

Vince Gill and steel guitarist Paul Franklin took part in an intimate evening with Eddie Stubbs on Monday, July 22 at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The pair discussed their historical tribute album Bakersfield, which will be released July 30. Read our review of Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield [...] Read More