Americana Music Association Unveils Top 100 Albums of 2012

The Americana Music Association has announced the Top 10 and top 100 Albums of the Year. The Top 100 albums are based on records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart between November 15, 2011 and November 17, 2012. JD McPherson’s Signs and Signifiers comes in at No. 1 for the year with Darrell Scott’s Long [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Chris Knight’s Little Victories

Drawing inspiration from the blue-collar struggles of his hometown, Slaughters, Ky., Chris Knight’s eighth studio album, Little Victories, is a gritty and unflinching look at the troubles facing small town America. There’s a desperate tension running through the 11-song set, due in stores September 11, as the portrait here is often bleak. Yet, through Chris’ [...] Read More

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Among Artists To Play Watershed Music Festival

Live Nation Entertainment and ACM Promoter of the Year Brian O’Connell have partnered for The Watershed Music Festival, a new country music festival that will take place August 3-5 at the Gorge Amphitheater in Oregon, reports MusicRow. Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are among the artists scheduled to perform. “For years, [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Logan Mize’s Nobody In Nashville

Somewhere between the rough edges of Texas Red Dirt and the expansive, open guitars of the American Midwest, Logan Mize is writing his own musical story. Nobody In Nashville, the 26-year-old’s sophomore album, blends themes of Texas artists like Pat Green and Reckless Kelly with the steady-rockin’ approach of Heartland icons like Tom Petty and [...] Read More

Charlie Daniels, Josh Turner: From Cowboy to Combat Boots

Country stars are trading in their cowboy boots for army boots to show their support for our nation’s troops. George Jones, the Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Randy Houser, Chuck Wicks and more are taking part in the Boot Campaign, which encourages Americans to buy and wear a pair of army combat boots in support [...] Read More