Stop, Drop and Listen to Tracy Lawrence’s New Single

Tracy Lawrence will officially release his new single, “Stop, Drop and Roll,” on October 30 from his new album, Headlights, Taillights and Radios, set to be released in the spring of 2013. The song was written by Casey Beathard and Brandon Kinney. The single has already received a great response from fans. Tracy’s label, LMG, [...] Read More

Some of Country’s Biggest Stars Score a CMA Hat Trick!

It was three cheers for three No. 1s at the annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon with the presentation of the CMA Triple Play Awards, which honor songwriters who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12 month period. The Triple Play Awards were presented at the Second Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon, which was held at the Pinnacle [...] Read More

See Darius Rucker & The Band Perry on Top 20

Darius Rucker and The Band Perry released albums on the same day, and now they’re appearing on the same show, joining host Nan Kelley on this weekend’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. The Band Perry’s self-titled debut album came out on Tuesday, featuring the group’s first Top 20 hit, “Hip To My Heart,” as well as its current ballad, “If I Die Young,” which has already become the trio’s first gold single. “If I Die Young” is No. 15 on this week’s Top 20. The new Darius album, Charleston, SC 1966, was also released on Tuesday, and it contains a successful single of its own, “Come Back Song.” If you saw the title before you actually heard the song, you might have thought it was about a veteran musician’s career. Which means Darius and his co-writers, Casey Beathard and Chris Stapleton, succeeded in their attempts to twist the meaning. Read More

Darius Rucker On Writing for Country

Darius Rucker knows what it’s like to be on a roll. He’s done it twice. In 1995, he was a co-writer and the lead singer on four hits from one pop album as a member of Hootie + The Blowfish. In 2008, he was a co-writer and the singer on four hits from one album once again — but this time, it was his debut project as a country artist. Does he have to do something different to write country songs? Read More