GAC Album Review: Steven Curtis Chapman’s Deep Roots

It’s a family affair on Steven Curtis Chapman’s latest album Deep Roots, his new bluegrass influenced project available exclusively at Cracker Barrel, iTunes and Amazon.com. Featuring three generations of Chapmans, Deep Roots explores the rural sounds of Steven’s native Kentucky through 12 songs balancing his Contemporary Christian message with traditional roots-inspired arrangements. Known best for [...] Read More

Vince Gill to Release New Single & Album

Vince Gill fans, wait no more! Late this summer, he’ll release his first single in four years, “Threaten Me With Heaven,” which he co-wrote with wife Amy Grant, Dillon O’Brian and Will Owsley. The song is from his upcoming album, Guitar Slinger, due out this fall. “Since the song was recorded, my friend Will Owsley took his own life, [...] Read More

A Dinner Cruise with Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood & Alabama

Every year during the first week of March, radio folks from all over the country come to Nashville for the Country Radio Seminar to attend educational panels, schmooze with each other and hear lots of performances from new country artists as well as established artists. One of the highlights of every convention is the Sony [...] Read More

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Visit Top 20

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill assembled an impressive array of stars for this week’s Nashville Rising flood-relief concert, and a bunch of them join host Nan Kelley on this week’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Jason Aldean, Julie Roberts, Luke Bryan and LeAnn Rimes all found their way onto the stage at Music City’s Bridgestone Arena as Nashville’s music community gathered together to assist the town as it recovers from a devastating flood the first weekend in May. Altogether, organizers expect the show will generate $2 million to $3 million total to aid a bevy of rejuvenation efforts. Read More

Trace Adkins, Sandra Bullock: Surprises at Nashville Rising

From the minute Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced plans for their multi-artist flood-relief concert Nashville Rising, the event looked like the kind of evening ripe for surprises. And it was. Even after Brooks & Dunn were forced to cancel because of Ronnie Dunn’s throat problems, a few unannounced stars made their way Tuesday to Music City’s Bridgestone Arena, one of numerous downtown facilities that took in water during the early-May flood. Trace Adkins popped on stage to join Blake Shelton on “Hillbilly Bone,” according to USA Today. And Sandra Bullock — who worked with Tim on the movie The Blind Side — took the spotlight and comically picked out the opening chords from Deep Purple’s classic-rock standard “Smoke On The Water.” Then she got serious. Read More