Singer-Songwriter Jack Barlow Dead at 87

GAC extends condolences to the family and friends of artist Jack Barlow, who has passed away at the age of 87. He died July 29 at Jackson Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Jack began working as a singer/songwriter in the mid-1960s, releasing his first single “I Love Country Music,” which reached No. 1 on the [...] Read More

Dolly Parton on Videos & What Made Her Say “No” to Elvis

It’s not often you get spend an hour swapping stories with a country legend like Dolly Parton. But that’s exactly what host Bill Cody got to do when he recently taped the latest episode of GAC’s The Collection with Dolly. The show is built on the idea of having the artist take fans on a guided [...] Read More

Grand Ole Opry & Cracker Barrel Team Up for Four New Albums

The Grand Ole Opry and Cracker Barrel have teamed up to release four new albums. The three-CD series Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection and the contemporary Our Kind of Country albums together feature more than 50 legendary and contemporary country music stars spanning six decades. “The classic collection is truly ‘classic’ in every sense of [...] Read More

Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 10th Annual Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam has been announced. Joining Marty this year will be Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis, Connie Smith, The Quebe Sisters Band, Doug Kershaw and other surprise guests. The Late Night Jam has become known as the unofficial kick-off of the CMA Music Festival and tickets this [...] Read More

Reba Finds Home in Country Music Hall of Fame

Reba McEntire was honored and humbled when she received an invitation to be one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame earlier this year, along with Bobby Braddock and Jean Shepard. Reba already has many special memories of the Hall of Fame and Museum, but seeing her name as a permanent [...] Read More