GAC Album Review: Easton Corbin’s All Over The Road

With a traditional-leaning sound somewhere between George Strait and George Jones, 30-year-old Easton Corbin began carving out a place for himself in the modern country landscape when his first two singles hit No 1. Easton was the first solo male country artist in 17 years to accomplish such a feat, and the songs, “A Little [...] Read More

Gene Watson Recreates His Classics Note-for-Note on The Best of the Best

By Robert K. Oermann © 2012 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Honky-tonk legend Gene Watson is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a recording artist with a flurry of activity that has made him gladly busy. “He’s extremely happy right now,” reported his manager, John Lytle, President, Lytle Management Group. “He [...] Read More

Top 10 Photos from the CMA Music Festival

Country music fans from all over the country – and the world! – descended upon Nashville last week for the CMA Music Festival. The four-day event (and the days leading up to it) gave fans up close and personal access to their favorite country stars, providing them with over 200 hours of music and countless [...] Read More

Darius Rucker & Friends Raise $121,000 for St. Jude

Darius Rucker’s third annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and auction for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raised $121,000. The concert took place on June 4 at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville and this year, included the addition of a golf tournament. See photos from Darius & Friends >> Darius was joined by his [...] Read More

Darius Rucker Announces Lineup for “Darius & Friends” Benefit Concert

The Third Annual “Darius and Friends” concert and golf tournament has been announced for Monday, June 4, and Darius Rucker is pleased to announce friends Rodney Atkins, Clint Black, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks and special surprise guests will join him at the concert event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Wildhorse Saloon in downtown [...] Read More