GAC Album Review: Neal McCoy’s Pride: A Tribute To Charley Pride

The year was 1981 when a young Neal McCoy entered and won a singing competition in Dallas, Texas. Sitting in the club that night was award-winning singer Janie Fricke. You see, Janie was on the verge of country music stardom (she won the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year award in 1982 and 1983) and [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: The Mavericks’ In Time

Nearly 10 years after their last studio album, The Mavericks are getting the band back together– and they’re bringing the polyphonic rhythms and mariachi horns with them. It makes sense that a group known for their tremendous live shows would reunite for a new record after first reuniting onstage. Their first official performance in seven [...] Read More

The Mavericks Will Release In Time January 29

The Mavericks will release their first album in seven years on January 29, 2013. In Time, their debut project for The Valory Music Co., will hit stores in conjunction with the band’s 20th anniversary of their major label album release. The 14-track album was produced by lead singer Raul Malo and Niko Bolas. Though it’s [...] Read More

The Mavericks Reveal Cover Art & Tracklist for New Album

The Mavericks have revealed the track listing and cover art for their debut project on The Valory Music Co. The album, In Time, will be released on September 25 in conjunction with the band’s 20th anniversary of their first major label album release. The Mavericks, whose label calls them “the most interesting band in country [...] Read More

Ryan Bingham Wins Two Americana Awards

Film makers want very much for the general public to buy in to the magic of movies. You can count Ryan Bingham among those who believe in celluloid’s power. After sharing a Golden Globe and an Oscar Award for Best Song with T Bone Burnett for writing the “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart),” Ryan took home two trophies — Song and Artist of the Year — Thursday during the ninth annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards in Nashville. The Americana nods only add to the lists in which Ryan finds himself. The Song of the Year Oscar put him in the company of such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Henry Mancini and Irving Berlin — all of whom have won the Film Academy’s Best Song prize at least once. Ryan’s new album, Junky Star, made its chart debut this week, landing at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums list. And the Americana Artist of the Year trophy put him on yet another list among such previous winners as Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Neil Young and Jim Lauderdale, who hosted Thursday’s show. Read More