2013 Rewind: No. 9 – Country Marriages & Babies

Wedding bells were ringing for country stars throughout 2013. Ashley Monroe married Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks in a ceremony at Blackberry Farm in October. Blake Shelton officiated the wedding while Miranda Lambert, Ashley’s fellow Pistol Annies member, served as maid of honor. “I married my best friend,” Ashley told People magazine. “He has [...] Read More

GAC’s Top 20 Patriotic Songs

By David Scarlett, with Sarah Wyland If you want to hear patriotic songs, whether openly saluting the military or just extolling the virtues of everyday life in America, country music is a great place to start. The tunes that made it on our list of the 20 Greatest Country Patriotic Songs are by some of country’s [...] Read More

Chely Wright Gives Birth to Twin Boys

Congratulations to Chely Wright and her wife, music executive Lauren Blitzer Wright, on the birth of their twin boys! According to People magazine, the twins were born Saturday, May 18 and were named George Samuel and Everett Joseph after their great-grandfathers. Although they weren’t due until this summer, a rep for Chely says the babies [...] Read More

Chely Wright Is Pregnant with Identical Twins

Congratulations to Chely Wright , who is pregnant with identical twins! According to People, Chely and her wife, Lauren Blitzer-Wright, announced their good news Wednesday night on Howard Bragman’s YouTube show Gwissues. “We’re excited to be parents and we hope we don’t mess it up too badly!” Chely said, adding that the twins are due [...] Read More

“Queen of Country Music” Kitty Wells Dies at 92

GAC sends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Kitty Wells. Nashville’s WKRN reports Wells, known as the “Queen of Country Music”, died today at the age of 92 following complications from a stroke. The site says Wells “passed peacefully with family by her side at her home.” Born Ellen Muriel Deason Wright, Wells [...] Read More