Top 20 Goes to Country Thunder

GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown is heading to Country Thunder this week! Host Nan Kelley gets the full festival experience as she visits fans in the campgrounds and checks out other festival activities besides the music. She also chats with country stars Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Lee Brice and Phil Vassar before they take the [...] Read More

Lee Brice to Headline ACM Lifting Lives Benefit Concert in Chicago

Lee Brice will headline a special benefit concert at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago on Friday, August 16. A portion of each concert ticket sales will go to ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through music. Concertgoers will not only have a chance [...] Read More

Jake Owen & Hunter Hayes Close Out Country Thunder Wisconsin

Country Thunder ended Sunday night with more than 30,000 people gathered for performances from Jake Owen and Hunter Hayes. Others who performed during the four-day festival included Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch and more. See photos from Country Thunder 2013 >> “I am so thankful [...] Read More

GAC’s Top 20 Patriotic Songs

By David Scarlett, with Sarah Wyland If you want to hear patriotic songs, whether openly saluting the military or just extolling the virtues of everyday life in America, country music is a great place to start. The tunes that made it on our list of the 20 Greatest Country Patriotic Songs are by some of country’s [...] Read More

American Idol’s Kree Harrison to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut June 4

American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison has been added to the lineup for the Grand Ole Opry’s two shows kicking off CMA Music Festival Week in June 4. “I’m speechless,” Kree said. “It has been my lifelong dream to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. I am so honored to be invited!” Kree’s debut single “All [...] Read More