Merle Haggard Proud to Reach 75th Birthday

Merle Haggard has recorded 77 albums, has 41 hit songs, and has won numerous accolades, but the number he’s most proud of is the milestone he reached April 6 – he turned 75 years old. The country legend was hospitalized in January with pneumonia and fought and beat lung cancer in 2008, making the birthday [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Opens Nudie Cohn Exhibit

L to R: Tex Williams, Gene Autry, Nudie Cohn, Roy Rogers, and Rex Allen in Nudie’s Hollywood store. Photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened a new spotlight exhibit dedicated to legendary fashion designer Nudie Cohn on October 28. The “Silver Threads [...] Read More

Singer-Songwriter Jack Barlow Dead at 87

GAC extends condolences to the family and friends of artist Jack Barlow, who has passed away at the age of 87. He died July 29 at Jackson Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Jack began working as a singer/songwriter in the mid-1960s, releasing his first single “I Love Country Music,” which reached No. 1 on the [...] Read More