Great American Country’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

While several conversations this year focused on the struggle that women artists face on the country music charts, female artists delivered some of the best albums of 2013. From Kacey Musgraves to Ashley Monroe and Brandy Clark, it’s been a banner year for female country singers. Gritty realism and emotional honesty marked many of the [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories

Cutting her teeth on Music Row’s songwriting circuit, Washington native Brandy Clark’s wry wit has filtered through some of country music’s biggest hits over the past few years. Brandy co-wrote Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” and The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” in addition to Kacey Musgraves’ current single “Follow Your Arrow.” Now, on her [...] Read More

Marty Stuart Announces Lineup for Annual Late Night Jam

Marty Stuart has announced the lineup for his annual Late Night Jam. Set for June 5 at the historic Ryman Auditorium, the lineup has an old school theme featuring some of the best bands in country music. Marty and his Fabulous Superlatives, Connie Smith & The Sundowners, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bobby Bare with Brandy [...] Read More

Miranda Lambert Scores Fifth No. 1 with “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Miranda Lambert has scored her fifth No. 1 single with “Mama’s Broken Heart.” She knew she wanted to record the track, written by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, the moment she heard it. “The reason I love this song is because it’s about how sometimes when you get your heart broken, you kinda [...] Read More

Phil Vassar to Headline CMA Songwriter Series in New York City

The CMA Songwriter Series will return to Joe’s Pub in New York City for a special two-night event May 7-8 to celebrate nine years. The event will feature singer-songwriters Phil Vassar, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and host Bob DiPiero. “Nashville’s songwriters are the best in the world and CMA is excited to showcase them again [...] Read More