GAC Album Review: George Strait’s Love Is Everything

Country legend George Strait may be turning 61-years-old the same week his brand new project, Love Is Everything, hits stores, but make no mistake – age certainly isn’t slowing down the prolific King of Country. Love Is Everything, George’s 40thstudio album available May 14, revels in the expressive, emotional energy we’ve come to expect from [...] Read More

2010 Rewind: No. 7 — Tim McGraw, Ryan Bingham Lead Country At The Movies

From Crazy Heart to Country Strong, Hollywood and Nashville were tightly linked in 2010. Tim McGraw, Julianne Hough, Trace Adkins and Carrie Underwood all went in front of the cameras. And artists as diverse as Ryan Bingham, Billy Currington, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney got their music on the big screen in one way or another. Country’s role in a large number of movies ranks No. 7 in GAC’s countdown of the dozen top stories of 2010. Read More

Lady A’s Hillary Scott, “Need” Awarded

“Need You Now” lofted Lady Antebellum from a well-regarded band within country music to one that’s recognized across multiple genres, and it already won Single Record and Song of the Year during the Academy of Country Music Awards in April. With the Country Music Association set to hand out its trophies on Wednesday, “Need You Now” claimed yet another victory Monday when it won Song of the Year from SESAC and — combined with “I Run To You” and “Our Kind Of Love” — earned group member Hillary Scott recognition as the performing-rights organization’s Songwriter of the Year in a black-tie event on Music Row. SESAC is one of three American PROs, responsible for collecting and distributing money for songwriters, so its recognition is symbolic of just how financially rewarding the song has been. Read More