Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! Here at GAC, we follow them too. This week, country music lost one of its legends, Charlie Louvin, and Dierks Bentley tweeted his respects. Reba McEntire posted a photo from her video shoot for “If I Were a Boy,” and Martina McBride admitted to indulging a little before her upcoming photo shoot. Here are [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Charlie Louvin Dies at 83

Following a battle with pancreatic cancer, Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Louvin died early this morning. Born Charlie Elzer Loudermilk in Section, Alabama on July 7, 1927, Charlie formed a duo with his brother Ira. As the Louvin Brothers, they were pioneers in country music — and their soaring trademark harmonies influenced many generations of artists that [...] Read More

Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts: Country Is Beneficial

A lot of people are going through hard times these days, and country music’s biggest stars are anxious to help. Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Alison Krauss and Charlie Daniels are just a few of the artists who’ve extended themselves of late to help their neighbors get through a difficult period. Here are a few examples of country’s acts at work in the community: Read More

Jimmy Dean, Don Williams Join Hall of Fame

Don Williams and Jimmy Dean, two vocalists who approached their public presence from very different angles, were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday night in front of family, friends and a rather elite set of peers. A singer, comic and television pioneer, Jimmy built his career as a multi-faceted entertainer. Don worked several detail-oriented jobs before his breakthrough — he was a co-partner in a furniture store and an office administrator — and he made his public mark in a workman-like manner, eschewing the party circuit and putting his efforts into finding and delivering well-constructed songs. Neither singer was able to claim his medallion in person. Jimmy died in June, just a few months after he was told in a phone call that he would have a bronze plaque enshrined with his likeness in the Hall of Fame’s Rotunda alongside such fellow performers as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Jimmy’s childhood idol, Gene Autry. Read More

Craig Morgan, Charlie Louvin, Lorrie Morgan: Opry Stars in the News

The Grand Ole Opry has plenty of tentacles in the Nashville community, and several of its members — including Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Charlie Louvin — are part of the headlines in Middle Tennessee. In Lorrie’s case, it’s for a bit of charity work in a suburb. Craig and Charlie, meanwhile, are facing major milestones in their lives. Here’s the latest Opry-related news: Read More