GAC Album Review: Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield

Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill and renowned pedal steel player Paul Franklin go deep inside the California Country vault on Bakersfield, paying tribute to the city’s legendary sons Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Pulling five songs from each artist, and all from 1961 -1974, Bakersfield twangs hard with a classic sound as reliable [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Terri Clark’s Classic

Those looking for what traditionalists call country are hereby requested in the listening room. On her tenth studio album, Terri Clark – the Alberta, Canada native with a Music City soul – dishes up 11 of the genre’s most cherished possessions on a strikingly heartfelt collection. The aptly titled Classic, now available in the states [...] Read More

GAC’s Top 10 Country Albums of 2012

Every year, music reviewers pull from the year’s releases to create Top 10 lists. 2012 was a fantastic year for country music, offering album after album of quality titles to choose from while overall sales for the genre rose 3.2% compared to this point last year. By the very nature of a ‘Top 10′ list, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Aaron Lewis’ The Road

There’s an interesting trend when established hard rock artists crossover to country; the sound can be very traditional. Kid Rock has shown this several times over the past decade, but his impact in the genre started on the ’70s country, outlaw-inspired megahit, “Picture,” a duet with Sheryl Crow. Aaron Lewis, frontman of the platinum-selling rock [...] Read More

Ronnie Dunn & The Grascals To Pay Tribute To Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill

Ronnie Dunn, The Grascals and Big Al Anderson will pay tribute to Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill and Randy Owen when they are honored at the 9th Annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Awards on Wednesday, October 17 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. While tables for the event are sold out, seats are still available. The [...] Read More