Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Emmylou Harris & More Announced as Off-Camera ACM Winners

Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the live telecast of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, telecast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS, due [...] Read More

GAC Trivia Time: The ACM Awards

This week country music takes over Las Vegas for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, but it hasn’t always been that way. From Tinsel Town to Sin City, the ‘Academy of Country & Western Music awards,’ as it was called back then, has seen its fair share of superstars through the decades. In [...] Read More

Toby Keith Turns to Technology

If you look at the credits on Toby Keith’s albums, it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to figure out that he writes most of his own material — and that he’s pretty prolific. As it turns out, Toby’s writing even more songs now than ever. It’s not that he gets more ideas than he used to. He’s simply figured out a better way to manage them. Read More

Oops! Toby Keith Turns an Error Into a Hit

Sometimes those licky trittle words don’t come out rite quight. If you’re Toby Keith, misspeaking can mean money! Toby has a hit on his hands with “Trailerhood,” which is currently in the Top 10 on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. It’s got a load of references to pink flamingos, poker games, beer and football on TV, but it’s a song that Toby pretty much stumbled upon. To be more specific, he tripped over his own tongue, and he was smart enough to figure out his flub could be fab. Read More

Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum Lead GAC’s Flood Relief Effort

The stars came out in a big way, as did a number of companies and the American people when GAC presented Music City Keep On Playin’ — A Benefit For Flood Relief. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley were among the artists who delivered nearly 20 songs during Sunday’s three-hour live special from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The event raised more than $1.5 million on first airing, with more expected to come in during future telecasts. Music City Keep On Playin’ was the first national fundraiser organized to aid victims of a devastating flood that engulfed much of Nashville two weeks ago. In a scant 48 hours, the city took in over 13 inches of rain, more than the Middle Tennessee ground could absorb. The Cumberland River swelled over its banks, damaging some of the city’s landmarks, including the Grand Ole Opry House, LP Field, Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read More