GAC Album Review: JT Hodges’ Self-Titled Debut

Ask longtime country music fans what one ingredient stands out amongst the others in that genre and you’ll likely hear a certain answer more than the rest; the storytelling. On his self-titled debut release, which hits stores on August 21, newcomer JT Hodges offers up a rare collection of characters and stories with a brilliant [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Celebrates the Holidays

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the holiday season with an assortment of programs and events for the entire family. They will also have limited edition holiday posters from the Hatch Show Print and special offers from the Museum Store, just in time for holiday shopping. Jimmy Wayne will help kick [...] Read More

Guitarist Fred Carter Jr., Father of Deana Carter, Passes

Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Fred Carter, Jr., legendary Nashville guitarist, who passed away on July 17 from stroke-related causes at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Carter was the third of seven children born to Fred and Hattie “Tillie” Carter of Winnsboro, Louisiana. A loving husband and father, Carter is survived by his [...] Read More

Eli Young Band Primed as Heartbreakers

In an era when Kid Rock and Bon Jovi have found success in country music, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to hear Tom Petty’s name being thrown around. The Eli Young Band has been covering the rocker’s “American Girl” frequently in concert, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are something of a muse for the Texas foursome as it develops a follow-up to the 2008 album Jet Black & Jealous. Read More