GAC Album Review: The SteelDrivers’ Hammer Down

With three Grammy nominations to their credit, Nashville bluegrass outfit The SteelDrivers were quickly emerging as one of the genre’s hottest new acts following the release of their 2010 sophomore album, Reckless. At the time of the release, however, the group was also breaking in a new singer, former Mercury Nashville recording artist Gary Nichols, [...] Read More

Eli Young Band’s Crowds Get Loud

Eli Young Band is enjoying a lot of success lately, including recently celebrating their second No. 1 single, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” One of the coolest things for the band has been hearing the crowds singing along louder and louder with each passing show. “There was one thing that we really noticed pretty [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us

I want all God’s children to live in harmony, Phil Madeira sings in earnest on the bluesy title track of his non-denominational gospel project, Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us. Due in stores Tuesday, April 24, Mercylandbrings together leading Americana and folk artists with a message of unity and the idea that God is [...] Read More

Taylor Swift Releases Christmas Present for Fans

A new song by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound,” was released to iTunes last week as the lead single from the soundtrack of the upcoming film The Hunger Games. Taylor wrote the track with The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams and John Paul White, and T Bone Burnett. Taylor teased her fans [...] Read More