Darius Rucker Does It All

By Kip Kirby © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Darius Rucker wasn’t expecting interruptions during his Grand Ole Opry set on the night of Oct. 2. He was nearly through with his performance, playing songs from his upcoming third album True Believers and enjoying the response from the sellout [...] Read More

Americana Music Association Unveils Top 100 Albums of 2012

The Americana Music Association has announced the Top 10 and top 100 Albums of the Year. The Top 100 albums are based on records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart between November 15, 2011 and November 17, 2012. JD McPherson’s Signs and Signifiers comes in at No. 1 for the year with Darrell Scott’s Long [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Donna Ulisse’s All the Way to Bethlehem

It all started with a conversation around the fire. Donna Ulisse and her bluegrass troupe, the Poor Mountain Boys, were in Arkansas to perform when the promoter shared an intriguing story about the land in Bethlehem where Jesus was born on Christmas night. Inspired by the events of the evening, Donna quickly gave voice to [...] Read More

Lyle Lovett to Be Honored with ASCAP Creative Voice Award

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present Lyle Lovett with the ASCAP Creative Voice Award during the 50th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, October 29 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. ASCAP will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs [...] Read More

Curb Records Celebrates 50 Years

Curb Records, founded in 1963 by Mike Curb (while he was a student at California State University), is celebrating 50 years in the music business. Born with American ingenuity, Curb Records’ independent spirit lives on. In celebration, Curb Records is announcing its 50 albums over 50 years feature on iTunes today. To see it click [...] Read More