Opry Member Jack Greene Dies at 83

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Grand Ole Opry star Jack Greene, who passed away peacefully in his sleep last night at his Nashville home, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Jack had been a member of the Opry since 1967 and was 83 years old. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this [...] Read More

Loretta Lynn to Celebrate 50th Opry Anniversary September 25

The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® will honor one its most beloved members, Loretta Lynn, with a Sept. 25 show celebrating her 50th Opry Anniversary. Among the artists scheduled to participate in the celebration are Lynn, her sister Crystal Gayle, plus friends Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, and Pistol Annies, who will [...] Read More

Ernest Tubb Record Shops Mark 65th Anniversary During CMA Music Festival

By Bob Doerschuk © 2012 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. It was a typical afternoon in March at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Downtown Nashville. Browsers thumbed through CDs and vinyl rarities, arranged neatly in the middle of the room. Books lined the east and west walls — biographies, [...] Read More

Memorial Day Salute: GAC’s Top 20 Songs & Videos Honoring Our Troops

Country songs are often a mirror to the world, a reflection of the times. As a tribute to the men and women who have served our country, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite songs and videos that honor our troops – heartfelt compositions that look at war through the eyes of [...] Read More

Memorial Day Salute: GAC’s Top 20 Songs & Videos Honoring Our Troops

Country songs are often a mirror to the world, a reflection of the times. As a tribute to the men and women who have served our country, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite songs and videos that honor our troops – heartfelt compositions that look at war through the eyes of [...] Read More