GAC Album Review: Dwight Yoakam’s 3 Pears

I never really believed in something said with a word, Dwight Yoakam drawls on the groove-heavy “Rock It All Away,” instantly reminding us just how much more powerful a phrase can be when paired with the right melody. For Dwight, the human condition has long served as inspiration, and the emotional punch he gains through [...] Read More

Rosanne Cash, Desert Rose Band: ‘80s Rewind

Ronald Reagan, the DeLorean and parachute pants. The 1980s were kind of strange — and we’re still paying for the greed-is-good mentality that the ‘80s movie Wall Street embraced. Nevertheless, there were numerous artists worth their salt in that decade who still matter: Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam and George Strait had their first hits, for example. And several acts — including Rosanne Cash, Paul Overstreet and the Desert Rose Band — are still making their presence felt. Here’s a look at some of the artists who reached their commercial peak during the ‘80s who are making a creative difference in slightly different ways: Read More