50 Years After the Crash – Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas & Hawkshaw Hawkins

By Eileen Sisk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. The Grand Ole Opry suffered the biggest loss of talent in its 87-year history when a small plane carrying Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with Cline’s manager Randy Hughes, crashed on the evening of March 5, 1963, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Terri Clark’s Classic

Those looking for what traditionalists call country are hereby requested in the listening room. On her tenth studio album, Terri Clark – the Alberta, Canada native with a Music City soul – dishes up 11 of the genre’s most cherished possessions on a strikingly heartfelt collection. The aptly titled Classic, now available in the states [...] Read More

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Tim McGraw has a truck of a workout, Kellie Pickler and Charlie Daniels pay their respects to the late Kitty Wells, Kip Moore takes over Conan and Little Jimmy Dickens sets a lofty goal. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week. [...] Read More

“Queen of Country Music” Kitty Wells Dies at 92

GAC sends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Kitty Wells. Nashville’s WKRN reports Wells, known as the “Queen of Country Music”, died today at the age of 92 following complications from a stroke. The site says Wells “passed peacefully with family by her side at her home.” Born Ellen Muriel Deason Wright, Wells [...] Read More

Songwriter Liz Anderson Dies at 80

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of songwriter Liz Anderson, mother of “Rose Garden” singer Lynn Anderson. Liz passed away October 31 at the age of 80 from complications of heart and lung disease. Liz and her husband Casey were successful songwriters, with Merle Haggard’s “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers” and [...] Read More