Songwriter Bob McDill to be Honored with ASCAP Golden Note Award

ASCAP will honor legendary songwriter Bob McDill with the ASCAP Golden Note Award during its 50th Annual Country Music Awards, which take place October 29 at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland. The ASCAP Golden Note Award is presented to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson [...] Read More

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! Here at GAC, we follow them too. This week, John Rich steals Donald Trump’s slippers, the Oak Ridge Boys remember the late, great Mel McDaniel, Ashton Shepherd and her husband Roland enjoy some beach time before heading to Las Vegas for the ACM Awards and more. Here are our picks for [...] Read More

Grand Ole Opry Member Mel McDaniel Dies

GAC extends condolences to the loved ones of Grand Ole Opry member Mel McDaniel. Mel, 68, passed away earlier tonight after battling cancer. A native of Checotah, Okla., Mel became an Opry member in 1986. He’s best known for his hits “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” (1981), “Big Ole Brew” (1982), the No. 1 “Louisiana [...] Read More