GAC Album Review: Terri Clark’s Classic

Those looking for what traditionalists call country are hereby requested in the listening room. On her tenth studio album, Terri Clark – the Alberta, Canada native with a Music City soul – dishes up 11 of the genre’s most cherished possessions on a strikingly heartfelt collection. The aptly titled Classic, now available in the states [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Aaron Lewis’ The Road

There’s an interesting trend when established hard rock artists crossover to country; the sound can be very traditional. Kid Rock has shown this several times over the past decade, but his impact in the genre started on the ’70s country, outlaw-inspired megahit, “Picture,” a duet with Sheryl Crow. Aaron Lewis, frontman of the platinum-selling rock [...] Read More

Ronnie Dunn & The Grascals To Pay Tribute To Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill

Ronnie Dunn, The Grascals and Big Al Anderson will pay tribute to Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill and Randy Owen when they are honored at the 9th Annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards on Wednesday, October 17 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. While tables for the event are sold out, seats are still available. The [...] Read More

Ronnie Dunn & The Grascals To Pay Tribute To Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill

Ronnie Dunn, The Grascals and Big Al Anderson will pay tribute to Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill and Randy Owen when they are honored at the 9th Annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards on Wednesday, October 17 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. While tables for the event are sold out, seats are still available. The [...] Read More

Mel Tillis, Marty Robbins Among ACM Honorees

Martina McBride, Randy Travis, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kenny Rogers were among the artists who showed up to perform on their behalf. Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith and Barbara Mandrell were among the acts who sent their support via video. But even more can be said by taking an inventory of the artists who were not on hand that were affected by the people who graced the stage Monday at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium: George Strait, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain… The real task would be to find artists who did not benefit from the raft of people — musicians, producers, concert executives, songwriters and pioneering artists #151; who were honored at the fourth annual ACM Honors. The event allowed the Academy of Country Music to give a more detailed account of the behind-the-scenes people and the pioneers of the genre than it could provide during its fast-moving televised awards. Read More