Luke Bryan Sweeps American Country Awards

The American Country Awards was a clean sweep for Luke Bryan! He was nominated for and walked away with a grand total of seven fan-voted awards, including the coveted Artist of the Year trophy. He also picked up Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Single of the Year: [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Little Big Town’s Tornado

On the heels of their first No. 1 single, Nashville harmony quartet Little Big Town is releasing their fifth studio album, Tornado, on September 11. Motored by the laid-back summer anthem, “Pontoon,” Tornado reaches new and uncharted waters for the group as they make a course for the swamp-filled delta. Working with Producer Jay Joyce [...] Read More

Gloriana “Wild” About Follow-Up Opportunity

Thanks to the single “Wild At Heart” and an opening slot on the Taylor Swift Fearless Tour, Gloriana built quite a strong foundation in the last couple years as a new country band. The song’s harmonies and its catchy melody definitely caught on — “Wild At Heart” was certified gold just last month. With that success behind them, the four members — Cheyenne Kimball, Rachel Reinert and brothers Tom and Mike Gossin — started writing songs on Tuesday for the next album. Despite the attention they’ve gotten, they’re feeling no pressure to duplicate or exceed the last one. In fact, they’re itching to see what kind of changes they can make to their core sound. Read More

Lady Antebellum Conquers London

Lady Antebellum had the best-selling album in America during the first half of 2010, and the group made its first headlining venture overseas last week, playing to a sold-out crowd at Shepherds Bush Empire in London Aug. 11. Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood were a little uncertain about what to expect, especially because they didn’t really know how Brits would respond to their brand of country, a music style that originated in the U.S. Read More

Elvis Presley Celebrated In Memphis…And Elsewhere

The King is gone, but he’s certainly not forgotten — especially in Memphis, where the city is gearing up for Elvis Week, the annual pilgrimage of fans marking the loss of a cultural icon. This year’s Elvis Presley activities kick off Tuesday, Aug. 10, when an Elvis tribute artist (that’s a euphemism for Elvis impersonator) re-creates one of Presley’s first noteworthy concerts at a venue formerly known as the Overton Park Shell. It all wraps up Aug. 16 — the anniversary of Elvis’ 1977 death — with a concert at Graceland Mansion. In between those bookends is a wealth of panel discussions, movie screenings and even a 5k run and walk. Naomi Judd’s husband, Larry Strickland, will take part in a performance during one event as a member of the Stamps Quartet. He was a part of the vocal group when it toured with Elvis during the 1970s. Read More