The Roys photo courtesy of so much MOORE media.
Country stars and celebrities will hit the golf course to benefit children in Middle Tennessee during the 2013 Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament on April 23 at Pine Creek Golf Course in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Hosted by The Roys, artists Tracy Lawrence, David Ball, Bo Bice, Ty Brown, Del Gray of Little Texas, Frankie Ballard, NASCAR driver TJ Bell and many more will compete.
Competitors will compete in teams of four with a celebrity as the team’s fourth player. There are multiple prizes, including 2 shots at Hole-in-One prizes which include a new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and $25,000 cash. For more information and to enter, visit www.christmas4kids.org. Continue Reading
Craig Morgan photo courtesy of Monarch Publicity.
It’s time to get in the holiday spirit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum! The Museum will celebrate the Christmas season with a schedule of programs for the whole family. They will also offer a limited-edition holiday poster from Hatch Show Print as well as gift shopping from the Museum store.
The Museum will officially kick off its holiday celebration with the lighting of the Museum’s Christmas tree. Craig Morgan will be on hand to lead the ceremony as well as perform. The Museum will also host Christmas—themed performances from Brazilbilly (Dec. 1), Rosie Flores (Dec. 15) and David Ball (Dec. 22). Continue Reading
Country songs are often a mirror to the world, a reflection of the times. As a tribute to the men and women who have served our country, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite songs and videos that honor our troops – heartfelt compositions that look at war through the eyes of the men and women who fight, as well as the families who are left behind to pray that their loved ones return home safely. If you don’t see your favorite on our list, leave us a comment below and let us know!
We at GAC extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to all soldiers and their families!
“‘Til the Last Shot’s Fired” – Trace Adkins
This heartfelt song is about the life of soldiers through various wars, starting with America’s Civil War and continuing through our current conflicts in the Middle East. Trace Adkins conveys the soldiers’ fervent wish that their job would at some point be eliminated for good. Trace delivers as only Trace can.
“American Soldier” – Toby Keith
This song depicts the everyday life of a soldier, from not being able to call in sick to working through the holidays while standing up for liberty. Toby never fails to bring the soldiers to their feet when he performs this one on his many USO tours.
The title of this song refers to the flight on which a soldier killed in war comes home. Radney wrote the song with Darden Smith, then asked Darius Rucker to sing on it with him. The song was inspired by a series of Angel Flights that brought home a group of men known as the Red River Four. Proceeds from sales of the song benefit the groups who help families in crisis. Continue Reading
Miranda Lambert at the No. 1 party for her song, "The House That Built Me," on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, in Nashville.
“The House That Built Me” touched a lot of people during its four-week stay at No. 1 this year. A bunch of people who were responsible for it — particularly Miranda Lambert and the song’s writers, Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin — were honored for the accomplishment during a No. 1 party Tuesday at the swanky Nashville restaurant Sambuca.
Miranda’s fiancee, Blake Shelton, was there with his producer, Scott Hendricks — fitting because they relinquished the song to Miranda after she heard the demo while riding home from the airport with Blake.
Colt Ford photo by Sean Cokes.
One of the longest-running debates in country music pits traditionalists against pop-leaning sounds, and it’s tough to find a better illustration of how wide the genre’s gotten than the calendar. Specifically April 20. On that date, country’s releases will include competing albums by old-school singer David Ball and rap-influenced Colt Ford.
David, who played with the late Walter Hyatt in Uncle Walt’s Band, has had a couple of peak periods as a solo artist. He threw George Jones-like, back-of-the-throat vocals onto 1994’s “Thinkin’ Problem,” an ultra-catchy song that bordered on novelty. He signed with an independent label around the turn of the century and his military ghost tale, “Riding With Private Malone,” became a Top 10 hit in the aftermath of 9/11.