New Artist Spotlight: JJ Lawhorn

By Bob Doerschuk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Many artists draw from their background, but the music of 19-year-old JJ Lawhorn goes deeper, to embody the sights and sounds, aromas and soul, of rural America. Raised on his family’s Virginia farm, he never dreamed of knocking on doors [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Colt Ford’s Declaration of Independence

With each new release, Colt Ford has managed to raise his mainstream country profile. That’s no easy task for the Georgia-bred country rapper, who still has not gained widespread support at radio. However, whereas Colt’s 2008 debut Ride Through the Country entered the country album chart at No. 24, his latest genre-bending album, Declaration of [...] Read More