Groundbreaking Music Journalist Chet Flippo Dead at 69

GAC extends condolences to the family and friends of groundbreaking music journalist and author Chet Flippo, who passed away in the early morning hours of June 19 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He died unexpectedly of complications from a brief illness. He was 69. At the time of his passing, Chet served as editorial [...] Read More

Kenny Chesney Joined by Grace Potter in Las Vegas

Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour headed to Las Vegas over the weekend to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s state of the art concert room The Joint, where Kenny had originally joined Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi and the Killers for their opening run of shows. He wanted to [...] Read More

Songs from Buck Owens, Flatt & Scruggs Among GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees

The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to the GRAMMY Hall of Fame collection. Among the country inductees are “Act Naturally” by Buck Owens, “Bonaparte’s Retreat” by W.H. Stepp, Foggy Mountain Banjo by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys and “The Titanic” by Ernest V. ‘Pop’ Stoneman. This round of inductees [...] Read More

Taylor Swift Is Billboard’s Top Money Maker

Country stars are making big bucks. Billboard released its annual list of Money Makers, ranking the Top 40 wealthiest artists of 2011 based on U.S. income from tours, albums sales and publishing royalties. Country stars took up 11 of the 40 slots, with Taylor Swift coming in on top, earning $35.7 million — 17% more [...] Read More

Country Stars Head to the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday

Several country stars are in Los Angeles this weekend for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Besides being nominated, several artists will take part in the all-genre show as performers and presenters. The GRAMMYs will air live from the Staples Center on Sunday, February 12 at 8/7 CT on CBS. LL Cool J will serve as [...] Read More