GAC Album Review: Steve Wariner’s It Ain’t All Bad

On his first vocal album in eight years, Grand Ole Opry member Steve Wariner quickly makes up for lost time to cover subjects ranging from old school country loneliness to the thrill of dropping the hammer in a classic 1940s Ford. Writing or co-writing every song on It Ain’t All Bad, which is available now, [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to Open Dottie West Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open a special spotlight exhibit dedicated to Dottie West on November 9. Dottie West: Country Sunshine will include costumes and relics spanning Dottie’s four-decade career and be housed within the museum’s permanent exhibit on the second floor. It will run through May 2, 2013. The exhibit [...] Read More

Songwriter Liz Anderson Dies at 80

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of songwriter Liz Anderson, mother of “Rose Garden” singer Lynn Anderson. Liz passed away October 31 at the age of 80 from complications of heart and lung disease. Liz and her husband Casey were successful songwriters, with Merle Haggard’s “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers” and [...] Read More

Country Star Johnnie Wright Dies at Age 97

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Johnnie Wright, who passed away at his home in Madison, Tennessee on Tuesday morning, reports the Tennessean. Johnnie was known as both a solo artist and as a member of the innovative duo Johnnie & Jack. He was married to country music legend Kitty Wells [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame Plans August Events Around Chet Atkins, Connie Smith

The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum has a busy August on tap. Having just announced their plans to expand, the Museum will host live music, launch a new exhibit and allow fans to meet and greet artists. Country Music Hall of Fame member Harold Bradley, David Briggs and Norbert Putnam will host Legends [...] Read More