Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill & Emmylou Harris to Honor Bruce Springsteen

Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Emmylou Harris are just a few stars who will be honoring Bruce Springsteen as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year at a special event celebrating his exceptional artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 8 at the Los Angeles [...] Read More

2012 Rewind: No. 3 – Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

Country Music Hall of Famer Earl Scruggs passed away at a Nashville hospital on March 28. He popularized a three-fingered style of playing banjo that transformed the instrument and inspired countless musicians. He was 88. Born in Shelby, North Carolina and raised on a farm in the Flint Hill area, Earl started playing banjo at [...] Read More

GAC’s Top 10 Country Albums of 2012

Every year, music reviewers pull from the year’s releases to create Top 10 lists. 2012 was a fantastic year for country music, offering album after album of quality titles to choose from while overall sales for the genre rose 3.2% compared to this point last year. By the very nature of a ‘Top 10′ list, [...] Read More

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Team Up for Duets Album

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have recorded Old Yellow Moon, a new album of duets to be released February 26, 2013. The 12-track project features four songs written by Rodney as well as covers of songs including “Hanging Up My Heart,” “Invitation to the Blues” and “Dreaming My Dreams.” “I first heard Rodney on a [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Jamey Johnson’s Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran

Leave it to Jamey Johnson, one of traditional country music’s leading torchbearers, to assemble one of the most impressive call sheets in recent memory to honor his friend; the late, great songwriter, Hank Cochran. On Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, available October 16, Jamey pulls together a guest list made up [...] Read More