GAC Album Review: The SteelDrivers’ Hammer Down

With three Grammy nominations to their credit, Nashville bluegrass outfit The SteelDrivers were quickly emerging as one of the genre’s hottest new acts following the release of their 2010 sophomore album, Reckless. At the time of the release, however, the group was also breaking in a new singer, former Mercury Nashville recording artist Gary Nichols, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Dustin Lynch’s Self-Titled Debut

Dustin Lynch certainly looks the part. Going down the list of male artists currently coming out of Nashville, there aren’t too many holding down that classic “I-just-came-in-off-the-ranch” look of Alan Jackson with the more contemporary “backroads-and-ready-to-rock” swagger of Jason Aldean. And yet that combination of traditional and modern is exactly what the 27-year-old from Tullahoma, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Dierks Bentley’s Home

On his last record, 2010’s Up On The Ridge, Dierks Bentley went Appalachian while pursuing his love for bluegrass, amidst earthy tones and Americana-influenced songs. Though the album was critically acclaimed and garnered Country Album of the Year nominations from both the Grammys and CMA, the singles didn’t achieve quite the same success at radio [...] Read More

Kellie Pickler to Release New Album in January

Kellie Pickler will release her third album, 100 Proof, on January 24, 2012. Kellie worked with producers Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert and Lee Ann Womack) and Luke Wooten to make a traditional, yet fresh-sounding, country album that includes her current single, “Tough.” “I’m just happy to be making country music,” Kellie said. “I hope everyone [...] Read More