GAC Trivia Time: Halloween

The last day of October is more than just an excuse to put on a funny costume. As it turns out, the date has been quite an important one for country music. Here’s a list of some notable events that happened on Halloween, courtesy of RolandNote.com, the ultimate country music database! For more country music [...] Read More

GAC’s Top 20 Cowboy & Rodeo Songs

The American Cowboy is known all over the world as a symbol of America. The cowboy life might not have been quite as glamorous as the silver screen portrayed it, yet most of the men and women who lived their lives as cowboys or cowgirls wouldn’t have traded it for any big city job available [...] Read More

Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire: Send-Off for an On-Air Friend

Gerry House, who’s been the morning man to the stars as a fixture on Nashville’s morning radio for most of the last three decades, signed off Wednesday on his very last shift for WSIX-FM. It’s a retirement from regular morning shows, but not a retirement from his life’s work as a writer and comedic talent. Gerry announced his departure some three months ago, and the stars have either called in or come by the studio in droves over the last week to wish him well. Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban have had funny and/or sentimental moments. On Wednesday’s shift, the well-wishers included Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire. WSIX Vice President Tom English announced the station was renaming the studio as “The House,” in honor of Gerry and his House Foundation show. “It’s a very, very sad day for Nashville, but a great day for you,” Brad said. Read More

Roy Rogers’ Stuffed Horse Nets $266,500!

A horse that’s been dead for nearly 45 years sold for more than $250,000 this week in an auction of items and memorabilia connected to a singing cowboy and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Trigger, the trusty steed that Roy Rogers rode during his storied, silver-screen career, died in 1965 at age 33, and Roy subsequently had the horse stuffed and mounted. Trigger was kept on display for years at the Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Museum in Southern California and later in Branson, Mo. But the museum is being dismantled, and Roy Rogers Jr. put much of the remains up for sale in New York. Trigger brought in $266,500, the Associated Press reported. The winning bid came from RFD-TV, a rural-themed cable network. Read More