Chris Young’s Flight Plan for A.M.

By Lorrie Hollabaugh © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Fan club parties pop up all over Nashville just before and during each CMA Music Festival. But this year, Chris Young’s celebration strayed a bit from the usual format. First, it happened at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios, where Young [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Chris Young’s A.M.

Like several cups of strong coffee, Chris Young’s fourth studio album, A.M., is an electric jolt to the system. Favoring heavy guitars and pounding drums, Chris rips through 11 songs in 37 minutes on his way to hard country bliss. It’s urgent, it’s unpredictable, and it’s totally unlike any other project the 28-year-old Tennessee native [...] Read More

New Artist Spolight: Aaron Lewis

By Bob Doerschuk © 2011 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Not every newcomer can persuade Charlie Daniels, George Jones and Chris Young to join in on his debut single. Then again, Aaron Lewis isn’t your typical newcomer. He’d already built a massive following as frontman for Staind when he came [...] Read More

GAC Time Machine: Tim McGraw’s “Indian Outlaw”

Tim McGraw’s “Indian Outlaw” came in at No. 49 on GAC’s Top 50 Videos of the ’90s and with good reason. In the video, directed by Sherman Halsey, a long-haired Tim is center stage for most of it, performing the song – with some killer dance moves – while couples tear up the dance floor around [...] Read More