GAC Album Review: Hank Williams, Jr.’s Old School, New Rules

Never one to back down from expressing his opinion, Hank Jr. has a lot to say after his controversial Fox and Friends appearance in October 2011 and the subsequent end of his long-running relationship with ESPN’s Monday Night Football. On Old School, New Rules, Hank Jr.’s new project due in stores July 10, the 63-year-old [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Zac Brown Band’s Uncaged

A self-described “country-Southern rock-bluegrass-reggae-jam record,” as Zac Brown told the Associated Press earlier this year, ZBB’s third major label album ventures into excitingly unchartered territory as the band takes its rightful place as one of the genre’s most unique and daring mainstream acts. Uncaged, due in stores July 10, was produced once again with Keith [...] Read More

Gene Watson Recreates His Classics Note-for-Note on The Best of the Best

By Robert K. Oermann © 2012 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Honky-tonk legend Gene Watson is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a recording artist with a flurry of activity that has made him gladly busy. “He’s extremely happy right now,” reported his manager, John Lytle, President, Lytle Management Group. “He [...] Read More

Alan Jackson Puts Tennessee Lake Home Up for Sale

Alan Jackson has put a for sale sign on his Center Hill Lake home near Smithville, Tennessee. The five-bedroom main home, guest house, boat dock, custom two-story houseboat and helipad can be yours for $4,995,000. “Center Hill has always been a retreat and a sanctuary, especially during the week,” Alan told the Tennessean. “It’s so [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Marty Stuart’s Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down

The honky tonk gods of Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway have long guided Marty Stuart’s way. Throughout his career, which in 2012 finds the singer/songwriter celebrating 40 years in Nashville, Marty has stood firm with a blend of traditional country and rockabilly that echoes the heartache pouring out of Music City’s world famous strip. On Marty’s [...] Read More