Ricky Skaggs, Jeff Bates Pick Up ICM Awards

The winners of the 2011 ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards have been announced. The awards were held October 28 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. The ceremony wrapped up Inspirational Country Music Week, presented by the Inspirational Country Music Association. Ricky Skaggs was the big winner of the night. He took home the [...] Read More

Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band Lead American Country Awards Nominees

The second annual American Country Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 5, 8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed, on FOX. Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band lead the nominees with eight nominations each; Thompson Square earned seven nods; and The Band Perry and Taylor Swift each garnered [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night

In the roughly year-and-a-half since Lady Antebellum released their breakout album Need You Now, the young Nashville trio has quickly turned into one of the most recognizable and promising acts in any genre. Need You Now, with worldwide sales in excess of five million copies and five Grammy awards to its credit, introduced fans to [...] Read More

Watch Lady Antebellum’s New Video for “Hello World”

Earlier today Tom Roland posted a great story, Lady Antebellum: “Hello World,” Life Is Good, offering up insights and the backstory behind Lady Antebellum’s powerful new single “Hello World.” The equally powerful video premiered yesterday on the ABC Television Network’s website. The song and video really shows off a side of of the band that [...] Read More

Lady Antebellum: “Hello World,” Life Is Good

The new Lady Antebellum single, “Hello World,” is one of the key tracks on the band’s Need You Now album. It’s a gorgeous song that builds dramatically, and the lyrics build almost cinematic images. It instantly feels like a deep piece, but a lot of fans have found it a little difficult — the meaning isn’t clear on the first listen or two. That is, in fact, what makes it such a great song. The title, “Hello World,” is a phrase that’s routinely used by computer students when they first learn to write programs. And that makes it extremely appropriate because it’s intended pretty much as an awakening. Read More