George Jones Dead at 81

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones, who died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure. Stars Remember George Jones [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Terri Clark’s Classic

Those looking for what traditionalists call country are hereby requested in the listening room. On her tenth studio album, Terri Clark – the Alberta, Canada native with a Music City soul – dishes up 11 of the genre’s most cherished possessions on a strikingly heartfelt collection. The aptly titled Classic, now available in the states [...] Read More

BMI Honors Bobby Braddock as Songwriting Icon

BMI will honor Bobby Braddock as a BMI songwriting Icon during its 59th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony is slated for Tuesday, November 8 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The Icon award is given to BMI songwriters who have had a “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Braddock, who [...] Read More

Hall of Fame Honors Tammy Wynette

One of the most distinctive performers in country’s lengthy history will be highlighted at the Country Music Hall of Fame with the Aug. 20 debut of Tammy Wynette: First Lady Of Country Music, Presented By Great American Country Television Network. Poised for a 10-month run, the exhibit will feature photos, film footage, recordings and memorabilia from her life and career, including awards, stage clothing, her 1977 appointment book and a lead-crystal vase filled with cotton that Tammy picked with her own hands. For years, she kept the vase on her coffee table — likely as a reminder of the working-class roots from which she rose. Read More