Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to Open John Prine Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open its latest spotlight exhibit, John Prine: It Took Me Years to Get These Souvenirs, on November 15.  The exhibit will feature instruments, manuscripts and other relics from the singer/songwriter’s four-decade career, tracing his life from his early musical influences through his critically acclaimed career. The [...] Read More

New Artist Spotlight: Kacey Musgraves

By Bob Doerschuk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. One strength of country music is its ability to mirror real life. Rarer is the artist whose stories come to us not washed in neon but raised from a deeper, dreamier place. Kacey Musgraves is one such anomaly. Born in [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Chris Knight’s Little Victories

Drawing inspiration from the blue-collar struggles of his hometown, Slaughters, Ky., Chris Knight’s eighth studio album, Little Victories, is a gritty and unflinching look at the troubles facing small town America. There’s a desperate tension running through the 11-song set, due in stores September 11, as the portrait here is often bleak. Yet, through Chris’ [...] Read More

Chris Knight to Release New Album September 11

Chris Knight will release his new album, Little Victories, on September 11. Produced by GRAMMY winner Ray Kennedy, the album is his first new material in more than four years. He wrote or co-wrote each of the songs on the album. Throughout the project, Chris tells the tale of the current socio-economic climate of his [...] Read More

Cowboy Jack Clement’s Home Destroyed by Fire

Cowboy Jack Clement, famed musician and producer, lost his Nashville home of 40 years in a fire Saturday morning, reports The Tennessean. Jack’s girlfriend, Aleene Jackson, and others escaped the home unharmed. Priceless music memorabilia and memories were lost in the fire. One possession was saved from the fire, however. “I got my baby,” Cowboy [...] Read More