GAC Album Review: Miranda Lambert’s Four The Record

There’s always a bit of added pressure when an artist follows up a critically acclaimed record that achieved successes like the Academy of Country Music’s Album of the Year award. However, what sort of pressure exists when an artist’s last two albums won that illustrious prize, as Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (ACM Album of the [...] Read More

Miranda Lambert’s Revolutionary Recording Plan

When Miranda Lambert won Album of the Year from the Country Music Association last week, it represented a huge amount of support within the industry for the creative results in Revolution. But her creative success is also a result of the changes she made in her approach to the work. Miranda had plenty of time to cut her first album, but when it came time to do her second, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, her life had become a bit of a blur. She had to fit the recording sessions in between a bunch of tour dates, and the whole process was completely stressful. Read More

Eli Young Band Primed as Heartbreakers

In an era when Kid Rock and Bon Jovi have found success in country music, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to hear Tom Petty’s name being thrown around. The Eli Young Band has been covering the rocker’s “American Girl” frequently in concert, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are something of a muse for the Texas foursome as it develops a follow-up to the 2008 album Jet Black & Jealous. Read More