GAC Album Review: Jake Owen’s Barefoot Blue Jean Night

Though Jake Owen found success with his previous blend of country/rock stomp on hits like “Eight Second Ride” and “Tell Me” off of 2009’s Easy Does It, he was left seeking a more personal sound when working on his new project, Barefoot Blue Jean Night. Teaming up with Producers Tony Brown (George Strait, Reba McEntire), [...] Read More

No Bull: Rodeo Is Center Stage On Top 20

Spurs, chaps, dust, cheering crowds and angry bulls. They call the thing rodeo, to quote a Garth Brooks song, and Championship Bull Riding sets the scene for this weekend’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown with host Nan Kelley. Country music’s love affair with the rodeo is well-documented. Reba McEntire and Chris LeDoux both participated in the sport prior to their careers as country singers, and Chris was a particular inspiration for Garth’s very first hit, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).” It’s hardly the only rodeo-themed song to make the grade in country. George Strait had “Amarillo By Morning” and “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” Moe Bandy found success with “Rodeo Romeo” and “Bandy The Rodeo Clown,” and Jake Owen played with rodeo culture for the title of his hit “Eight Second Ride.” Read More