GAC Album Review: Donna Ulisse’s All the Way to Bethlehem

It all started with a conversation around the fire. Donna Ulisse and her bluegrass troupe, the Poor Mountain Boys, were in Arkansas to perform when the promoter shared an intriguing story about the land in Bethlehem where Jesus was born on Christmas night. Inspired by the events of the evening, Donna quickly gave voice to [...] Read More

Songwriter Allen Reynolds to be Honored at Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will honor songwriter Allen Reynolds during the quarterly series ‘Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters.’ The program, which honors songwriters who have made a significant contribution to country music history, will take place October 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Museum’s Ford Theater. The in-depth interview will [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Kathy Mattea’s Calling Me Home

Born and raised in West Virginia, Kathy Mattea’s deep connection to her home state and its rich history has fueled her musical vision in recent years. Nominated for a Grammy in the Traditional Folk category for her socially-conscious 2008 album, Coal, Kathy is now set to release her 16th studio album, Calling Me Home, on [...] Read More

Kathy Mattea to Release New Album September 11

Kathy Mattea will release her new album, Calling Me Home, on September 11. The project dives deep into her Appalachian heritage with producer Gary Paczosa. The liner notes were pinned by best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver. “I feel like I just made the album of my life,” Kathy said. “I articulated something I was put here [...] Read More

Garth Brooks Celebrates 50th Birthday by Honoring Longtime Producer

Garth Brooks turned 50 on Tuesday, but it wasn’t his milestone birthday he and a small group of famous friends and family celebrated on Music Row. Garth helped surprise his longtime producer Allen Reynolds by renaming a recording studio in his honor, reports The Tennessean. Formerly known as Jack’s Tracks, the studio in which Reynolds [...] Read More