Top 10 Country Dance Club Songs Announced

Marco Club Connection, a Nashville-based country music dance venue marketing company, has released its seventh annual Top Ten list of the year’s most requested country dance club songs — Sugarland tops the list with the sticks-in-your-head tune, ”Stuck Like Glue.” Each year in December, Club Connection surveys a panel of more than 240 club owners, DJs [...] Read More

Laura Bell Bundy Visits Top 20

Behind her catchy single “Giddy On Up,” Laura Bell Bundy has found a way to make a big splash in country music this year, and she checks in with host Nan Kelley as a guest on this week’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Raised in Lexington, Ky., Laura Bell first came to prominence on Broadway, where her roles included a one-year stint as the lead in “Legally Blonde.” With her move to country, she got a key performance slot on the Academy of Country Music Awards in April, when “Giddy On Up” became part of a huge line-dance number. The song, co-written with Jeff Cohen and Mike Shimshack a week after she moved to Nashville, has a silly hookline, and that light-heartedness is a big part of the song’s success. Read More

Laura Bell Bundy Makes Opry Debut

When Laura Bell Bundy sings on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time on Saturday, the moment will blend a very odd series of events. For starters, Laura Bell established herself first as a performer on Broadway. Shifting from the Great White Way to Music Row is a career path that’s only happened once or twice before. Making the evening even more unique, the Tennessee floods have the Kentucky-born singer showing up on the Opry from a location she probably never heard of before moving to Nashville. Since 1974, the Opry’s been housed at the Grand Ole Opry House, but the Cumberland River covered that stage the first week of May, and it’s unclear when the venue will be able to reopen. The Ryman Auditorium was the Opry home for more than 30 years prior to the Opry House, and it still hosts a number of Opry performances over the course of the year. Read More