Carrie Underwood to Appear in CMA Songwriter Series in Boston

Carrie Underwood will appear for the first time in the CMA Songwriters Series, which will return to Boston Tuesday, July 31 (7 p.m. Eastern) at Royale, a concert venue in downtown Boston’s Theater District. “We first brought the CMA Songwriters Series to Boston last year and it was a huge success,” said Steve Moore, CMA [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Kip Moore’s Up All Night

Kip Moore seems to to be a bit of a free spirit. Raised in South Georgia, he attended college on a golf scholarship before moving to a self-described “hut” in Hawaii after graduation. And while packing not much more than a surfboard and a guitar, he wrote songs constantly and chose to follow his musical passion [...] Read More

Kip Moore’s “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” Nears Gold

Kip Moore’s hit single “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” has sold more than 485,000 units and ranks No. 9 on Billboard’s Top-Selling Country Digital Songs for First Quarter 2012. It will become eligible for gold certification next week as the single prepares to enter the Top 10 on country radio charts. Kip will release his debut [...] Read More

Kenny Chesney’s “Reality” Becomes His 23rd No. 1

Kenny Chesney scored his 23rd No. 1 this week with “Reality.” He co-wrote the song with Brett James who he also penned “Out Last Night,” “Keg In The Closet,” and “Spirit of A Storm” with. The idea for “Reality” came while Kenny was in the middle of a dentist appointment. “I was lying in the [...] Read More

Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip Take Home Top ASCAP Awards Honors

Brad Paisley was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year and Ben Hayslip was honored as Songwriter of the Year at ASCAP’s 49th Annual Country Music Awards held November 6 in Nashville. Other big winners of the night were “The House That Built Me,” written by Allen Shamblin, for Country Song of the Year and Sea Gayle [...] Read More