Hank Williams, Jr. & Merle Haggard Team Up for a Country Classic

Two country music legends have teamed up to record a rendition of a classic. Hank Williams, Jr. and Merle Haggard went into the studio to re-record the 1980 hit “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” for Hank Jr.’s latest studio album, Old School New Rules. “Merle is one-of-a-kind,” Hank Jr. said. “His music [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Donna Ulisse’s Showin’ My Roots

A celebrated songwriter with multiple International Bluegrass Music Association nominations in recent years, Virginian Donna Ulisse mixes it up on her new project with a collection of covers pulled from her favorite songs. Showin’ My Roots, Donna’s sixth album in seven years, digs deep into the catalogs of Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and [...] Read More

Suzy Bogguss To Release Merle Haggard Tribute Album

Suzy Bogguss will release Lucky, a Merle Haggard tribute record, on February 4, 2014. She didn’t set out to record a tribute to the country legend, but as she and her husband and co-producer Doug Crider combed through songs for her next project, they kept returning to tracks found in Merle’s catalog. “He really is [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Randy Travis’ Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am

Randy Travis is a steadfast neo-traditionalist who came up through the ranks with a stinging honesty in his voice and an absolute inability to do anything other than pour out his Honky Tonk soul. Now, on his first studio album since 2008, Randy pays tribute to the musical greats that came before him with a [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Joe Nichols’ Crickets

A new record label and a new production team seem to have re-energized Joe Nichols as he prepares to release his eighth studio album next week on October 8. Led by a team consisting of producers Mickey Jack Cones (Trace Adkins, Act of Valor Soundtrack) and Derek George (Randy Houser), Joe showcases his optimistic and [...] Read More