Julie Roberts Launches PledgeMusic Campaign to Support New Album

Julie Roberts is no stranger to life’s highs and lows. She released her self-titled debut album in 2004 which sold more than 500,000 copies and included the hit “Break Down Here.” She made a slew of high-profile appearances and received a number of nominations at the CMA and ACM Awards. Then in 2010, she left [...] Read More

Slim Whitman Dead at 90

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s. He died of heart failure on Wednesday, June 19, at Orange Park Medical Center in Florida, reports The Tennessean. He was 90. While Slim’s tenor falsetto and [...] Read More

New Artist Spotlight: Angie Johnson

By Bob Doerschuk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Apparently, it’s not enough for Missouri-born Angie Johnson to have served as an intelligence analyst in the United States Air Force; she also sang and toured with The Air Force Band. Then, following an initial attempt to find a break [...] Read More

Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires Dies at 88

Gordon Stoker, tenor singer for vocal group The Jordanaires, passed away March 27 at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee, reports the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He was 88. Born August 3, 1924 in Gleason, Tennessee, Gordon grew up in a musical family and by eight was playing piano in church. He was [...] Read More

“Wolverton Mountain” Singer-Songwriter Claude King Dies at 90

Singer-songwriter Claude King, an original member of the Louisiana Hayride, has died, reports The Tennessean. According to his oldest son, Claude was found unresponsive in his bed the morning of Thursday, March 7 at his home in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was 90. Best known for the 1962 hit “Wolverton Mountain,” Claude celebrated his birthday and [...] Read More