GAC Album Review: The SteelDrivers’ Hammer Down

With three Grammy nominations to their credit, Nashville bluegrass outfit The SteelDrivers were quickly emerging as one of the genre’s hottest new acts following the release of their 2010 sophomore album, Reckless. At the time of the release, however, the group was also breaking in a new singer, former Mercury Nashville recording artist Gary Nichols, [...] Read More

Keith Urban & Taylor Swift Nominated for Golden Globe Awards

Keith Urban and Taylor Swift were both recently nominated for Golden Globe Awards. Keith’s “For You,” featured in Act of Valor, and Taylor’s “Safe & Sound,” which she performed alongside The Civil Wars as part of the Hunger Games soundtrack, are up for Best Original Song. Keith’s wife Nicole Kidman received two nominations of her [...] Read More

2013 GRAMMY Nominees Announced

The 2013 GRAMMY nominees were announced last night. Among the country nominees, Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes tied with the most — three each. Taylor was nominated for: Record of the Year – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together;” Best Country Duo/Group Performance – “Safe & Sound;” and Best Song Written For Visual Media [...] Read More

“Internal Discord” Causes The Civil Wars to Abruptly Cancel Tour

MusicRow reports The Civil Wars, who were in the middle of a European tour with plans for a 2013 tour of Australia and New Zealand, abruptly canceled all future dates. They posted a message to their fans on their website addressing the canceled shows. “We sincerely apologize for the canceling of all of our tour [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Taylor Swift’s Red

The color red is striking and vibrant, passionate and lush. It doesn’t give into restraints. It’s a stirring color, emotional in its essence, and this means it can sometimes be sullen. However, the color red is no doubt alive. On her fourth studio album, Red, superstar Taylor Swift revels in emotional color as she delivers [...] Read More