GAC Album Review: Joe Nichols’ It’s All Good

In many ways, It’s All Good is like the first page in the next chapter from the book of Joe Nichols. Just this past January, the 34-year-old Arkansas native released a greatest hits project that included chart-toppers like “Brokenheartsville” and “Gimmie That Girl.” Now with an empty canvas, Joe returns with his eighth studio album, [...] Read More

Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson Pop Out Hunting Album

As two of the three members of the Peach Pickers, Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson are a big part of the hottest songwriting team in country music right now. The two are also part of an album that should have every turkey in sight shuddering this Thanksgiving season. Rhett and Dallas recorded a hunting-themed project, Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector: The Brotherhood Album, to… uhm… target the field-and-stream community. Rhett established a name for himself as an artist during the 1990s with his hits “That Ain’t My Truck” and “Don’t Get Me Started,” but he’s shifted quite successfully into a songwriting career that has him mostly teamed with Dallas and Ben Hayslip. Known on Music Row as the Peach Pickers for their Georgian roots, they’ve written Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight,” Joe Nichols’ “Gimmie That Girl” and Josh Turner’s “All Over Me.” And yet, as rockin’ as those songs are, they’re still not quite as amped up as many of the 10 tracks Rhett and Dallas rifle through on Bone Collector. A few of the titles — “My Baby Looks Good In Camouflage,” “Buck Fever” and “Weapons Of Bass Destruction” — give you an idea about most of the album’s tone. Still, a few more find a way to make a dangerous sport almost sentimental. Read More

Josh Turner Parties “All Over”

Josh Turner was suffering from the last remnants of a head cold, but he didn’t let it dent his spirits. Josh joined songwriters Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip as the men of the hour at a No. 1 party Tuesday at Rooster’s in Nashville, honoring his quirky, summer-themed hit, “All Over Me.” Coming on the heels of “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” the song made Josh one of only six artists to notch a pair of No. 1 singles this year, according to Billboard. The significance of that moment was not lost on him. Read More

Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts: Country Is Beneficial

A lot of people are going through hard times these days, and country music’s biggest stars are anxious to help. Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Alison Krauss and Charlie Daniels are just a few of the artists who’ve extended themselves of late to help their neighbors get through a difficult period. Here are a few examples of country’s acts at work in the community: Read More

Billy Currington “Pretty Good” at Going No. 1

Beer was flowing. That’s exactly how it should have been as Billy Currington was honored Thursday in Nashville with a No. 1 party for “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer” at Rooster’s, a bar on the edge of downtown. It marked the sixth No. 1 single for Billy and his fourth in a row, following “Don’t, “People Are Crazy” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll.” Performing rights organization BMI threw the party to honor Billy and the song’s writer, Troy Jones. “These things never get old,” Billy said. Read More