Steel Magnolia, Katie Armiger on Top 20

Two of country music’s strongest developing acts — Steel Magnolia and Katie Armiger — both make appearances this weekend with host Nan Kelley on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Katie’s prepping the Oct 5 release of her third album, Confessions Of A Nice Girl, and she enlisted for a sweepstakes that brings one winner to Nashville for the album release party Sept. 29. The album includes Katie’s song “Leaving Home,” which is currently at No. 12 on the countdown. And the winner has been picked: 29-year-old Kelly Johnson from Columbus, Ohio. In the meantime, Steel Magnolia still has plenty of reason to be in celebration mode. The act is nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year in the 44th annual Country Music Association awards, pitted against Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Sugarland and Joey + Rory. It’s particularly amazing when you realize that Steel Magnolia won’t even have its debut album in release until January — two months after the CMA ceremony. Read More

And the Title of Katie Armiger’s New Album is…

A couple of weeks ago we came to you with an opportunity to help Katie Armiger decide what the title of her new album should be. Over 1,300 of you responded with your votes, and Confessions of a Nice Girl is the clear winner with more than fifty percent of the votes. “I think it’s incredible [...] Read More