GAC Album Review: Gretchen Wilson’s Right On Time

The first of three new albums from Gretchen Wilson scheduled for 2013, Right On Time stretches out stylistically as the Redneck Woman incorporates a few new sounds into her repertoire of gritty Southern rock and traditional country. With a strong mix of jazz and blues balancing out her trademark arena-ready Honky Tonk, Gretchen shows off [...] Read More

50 Years After the Crash – Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas & Hawkshaw Hawkins

By Eileen Sisk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. The Grand Ole Opry suffered the biggest loss of talent in its 87-year history when a small plane carrying Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with Cline’s manager Randy Hughes, crashed on the evening of March 5, 1963, [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame to Open “Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You” Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will pay tribute to one of country music’s most iconic artists, the inimitable Patsy Cline, with Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You, a biographical exhibit opening Friday, August 24, 2012, for a 10-month run in the museum’s East Gallery. The exhibition will run through June 10, 2013. [...] Read More

Blake Shelton Releases Summer CD; Sings Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”

Blake Shelton‘s “Honey Bee” has so much buzz, it’s not surprising his record label, Warner Bros. is following up its success by releasing his ninth album on July 12. Produced by multi-award winner Scott Hendricks, the album will include “Honey Bee,” his fastest rising single to date. Just one week after its debut, “Honey Bee” sold over 138,000 digital singles, a feat [...] Read More

Ronstadt Musician Kenny Edwards Dies

Bass player and guitarist Kenny Edwards, who worked extensively with Linda Ronstadt and played on a number of country hits in the 1980s and ‘90s, died Wednesday in California at age 64. Kenny had a rare blood disorder and had been in chemotherapy for prostate cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times, yet he continued to tour with singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff. He collapsed in Denver earlier this month and, after reaching out to fans via his website, received funding to be airlifted back to a hospital in Santa Barbara, where he passed away. Read More