GAC Album Review: LeAnn Rimes’ Lady & Gentlemen

On her 12th studio album, Lady & Gentlemen, LeAnn Rimes offers a collection of classic country songs by the likes of Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones and Merle Haggard. Notice the absence of any female names on that list? Well, LeAnn did that on purpose, choosing to add a female voice to golden favorites [...] Read More

Taylor Swift Missing from Grammy List

At the beginning of 2010, Taylor Swift walked away with four Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year honor for Fearless. But when the 53rd annual Grammy nominees were unveiled Wednesday night, Taylor’s name was nowhere to be found among the 109 categories. Stunning? A little, though not entirely. For starters, the eligibility period runs Sept. 1, 2009 through Sept. 30, 2010. Her new album, Speak Now, didn’t come out until late October, so that project is ineligible. “Fearless” and “Mine” were both released as singles, and she had a couple of titles on the Valentine’s Day soundtrack, and any of those could have potentially found a space on the Grammy list. But they didn’t. Read More

LeAnn Rimes Leaves Twitter, Comes to GAC

LeAnn Rimes may have given up on Twitter this week, but she’s still hanging out with GAC, joining host Nan Kelley as a guest on this weekend’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. LeAnn made headlines for announcing her departure for the moment from Twitter, the social-network outlet that allows people to send and follow messages 140 characters at a time. Lots of artists, such as Blake Shelton and Jack Ingram, have found it’s a good way to keep in touch with their fans, but those two in particular have shown a strong ability to hurl back at mean-spirited Tweeters. It’s been tougher for LeAnn to do that. Read More

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Visit Top 20

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill assembled an impressive array of stars for this week’s Nashville Rising flood-relief concert, and a bunch of them join host Nan Kelley on this week’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Jason Aldean, Julie Roberts, Luke Bryan and LeAnn Rimes all found their way onto the stage at Music City’s Bridgestone Arena as Nashville’s music community gathered together to assist the town as it recovers from a devastating flood the first weekend in May. Altogether, organizers expect the show will generate $2 million to $3 million total to aid a bevy of rejuvenation efforts. Read More

LeAnn Rimes Owns Up to Bad Behavior

A large chunk of the country audience still remembers LeAnn Rimes as the innocent, 13-year-old prodigy who blew people’s socks off with her big-voiced rendition of “Blue” in 1996. And that’s part of the reason that the end of her relationship last year with husband Dean Sheremet was shocking and scandalous for so many fans. LeAnn is not proud of the behavior, but she believes she ultimately ended up where she needs to be in her personal life. Read More