First Round of Artists Announced for Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the first round of artists set to perform at their newly-named Wide Open Bluegrass festival to be held September 27-28 at the Raleigh, North Carolina Convention Center and Amphitheater. Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury and Tony Rice, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon [...] 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

GAC Album Review: Kathy Mattea’s Calling Me Home

Born and raised in West Virginia, Kathy Mattea’s deep connection to her home state and its rich history has fueled her musical vision in recent years. Nominated for a Grammy in the Traditional Folk category for her socially-conscious 2008 album, Coal, Kathy is now set to release her 16th studio album, Calling Me Home, on [...] Read More