GAC Album Review: Amos Lee’s Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song

Amos Lee scored an unexpected commercial hit when his 2011 project Mission Bell debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 the week it was released. How does the 36-year-old Pennsylvania native follow up the biggest hit of his career? Well, by switching up many of the most fundamental aspects of the recording [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Randy Rogers Band’s Trouble

Trouble just might be the Randy Rogers Band’s best album to date. Though a few RRB purists might be caught off guard by some of the new wrinkles heard on the band’s sixth studio album, the ultimate payoff makes for an exciting ride courtesy of the Texas-bred band. In stores now, Trouble marks the first [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Gary Allan’s Set You Free

Singer/songwriter Gary Allan can’t escape the dark corners of his past, nor has he ever tried to run from the haunting tragedy of his wife Angela’s 2004 suicide. While somber tones filled even his earliest hits like 1999’s “Smoke Rings In the Dark,” Gary’s sound grew darker in the latter half of the 2000s as [...] Read More

GAC’s Top 10 Country Albums of 2012

Every year, music reviewers pull from the year’s releases to create Top 10 lists. 2012 was a fantastic year for country music, offering album after album of quality titles to choose from while overall sales for the genre rose 3.2% compared to this point last year. By the very nature of a ‘Top 10′ list, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Little Big Town’s Tornado

On the heels of their first No. 1 single, Nashville harmony quartet Little Big Town is releasing their fifth studio album, Tornado, on September 11. Motored by the laid-back summer anthem, “Pontoon,” Tornado reaches new and uncharted waters for the group as they make a course for the swamp-filled delta. Working with Producer Jay Joyce [...] Read More