GAC Album Review: JT Hodges’ Self-Titled Debut

Ask longtime country music fans what one ingredient stands out amongst the others in that genre and you’ll likely hear a certain answer more than the rest; the storytelling. On his self-titled debut release, which hits stores on August 21, newcomer JT Hodges offers up a rare collection of characters and stories with a brilliant [...] Read More

Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney Among Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2011

Billboard.com has released their list of the Top 25 Tours of 2011. U2 takes the top spot, but country music is well-represented, notching four spots on the multi-genre chart. Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney both made it into the Top 10, with Taylor being ranked at No. 5 and Kenny coming in right behind her [...] Read More

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Josh Kelley, Taylor Swift and Reba are tweeting about the American Music Awards, Chuck Wicks hangs with Tom McMillan of Tom’s Wild Life and an Eagle lands in Brad Paisley‘s house. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week. Josh Kelley – [...] Read More

CMA Close Up: Ronnie Dunn – Writing the Next Chapter

By Deborah Evans Price © 2011 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. With the release of his self-titled solo debut album, Ronnie Dunn just might be the best-known newcomer in country music history. For 20 years he was half of the phenomenally successful duo Brooks & Dunn, which won 19 CMA [...] Read More

Kenny Chesney & Friends Get Coastal at Red Rocks

Kenny Chesney took Colorado’s mountainous Red Rocks Amphitheatre to the coast last weekend when his Goin’ Coastal Tour rolled into town for a three-night stand. Kenny was joined by Joe Walsh of The Eagles and “You and Tequila” duet partner Grace Potter on the last night of the show. Not even pouring rain could slow [...] Read More