CMA Songwriters Series Returns to New York City

The CMA Songwriters Series will return to Joe’s Pub in New York City for a special two-night event on Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5. The show will feature Deana Carter, Rory Feek, James Slater and Bob DiPiero, who will also serve as host, sharing the stories behind their biggest hits. Deana Carter is [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Joey + Rory’s His and Hers

On their third studio album, husband-and-wife duo Joey + Rory take a new approach to their musical partnership. Like that invisible tape marking off a section of the house for her things and his stuff, His and Hers is split into songs where Joey sings lead and others where Rory does the honor. The project, [...] Read More

Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride: CMA Nominations Trivia

When Miranda Lambert set a record for female acts by picking up nine awards nominations this week from the Country Music Association, no one was more surprised than her. But that wasn’t the only shock-a-roonie of the two-day nominations announcement. Lady Antebellum achieved something that’s never been done before, Steel Magnolia and The Band Perry each accomplished something that’s probably been done only once. And Miranda did something that’s only happened twice. Here’s a bevy of CMA trivia that you may not have seen anywhere else: Read More

Chuck Wicks, Chris Young Help GAC Kick Off CMA Festival

“I feel like an old man.” A limping Chuck Wicks laughed off an injury Wednesday morning as he took a stage in the lobby of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to sing four songs and welcome a contingent of fans to Nashville. Chuck, Chris Young, Joey + Rory and Love and Theft took part in the third annual GAC Fan Breakfast, an adjunct event to the CMA Music Festival, which officially began with a parade just a few hours later. It wasn’t Chuck’s first public moment of the week. He took part Monday in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge, joining Joe Nichols, David Nail, Vince Gill and others on the “After Midnite With Blair Garner” team, which defeated the Grand Ole Opry squad 15-10. Chuck unfortunately got a raspberry chasing a ball, and the wound still stung Wednesday a.m., explaining his hobbling entrance at the Hall of Fame. Read More