The Importance of “Forever Country”

The crisis surrounding the identity of country music has been going on for years, but recently has become an unmistakable dark spot in its history. Today, the genre is finding it difficult to establish what it’s supposed to sound or look like. It’s being faced with criticism from all corners about whether or not it…

#TBT Video of the Day

This week’s video reminds me of my earliest concert memories! Check it out!

Songs to Watch in 2016

The state of country music has often been a hot topic of discussion among fans and those in the country music community. Artists like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, and Sam Hunt have become flag bearers for the current ‘bro-country’ themes that are dominating country radio. At the same time, they are also contributing…

Welcome!!

Hey y’all! My name is Aaron Curley and I am the mastermind behind this website/blog. I would like to personally welcome you to the AC Country Music blog. The purpose of the #ACCMblog is to allow me to share my thoughts and encounters with and within the country music community with y’all. The idea to…

2014 CMA Awards Predictions

Country Music’s Biggest Night has finally arrived!! The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be held tonight LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the night for the 7th year in a row that will feature performances from country’s biggest stars. In between those performances there will be a few…

All Things Country: The Reboot

Today I awoke thinking about time that has passed. I took a moment to reflect on incidents and changes that have happened in my life in recent years. As I thought about everything that has happened, I remembered one thing was always a constant…my love and passion for country music. It was then that I…

2013 CMA Awards: Women Lead the Way

The nominees have been revealed for the 47th Annual CMA Awards and to my surprise two women lead the pack with six nominations each. Meanwhile a living legend sneaks into one of the night’s biggest categories while two CMA stalwarts were left off the list entirely. ATC is here to sort out the snubs and…

2013 CMA Awards: Predicting the Nominees

  On Tuesday country music newcomers Florida Georgia Line and Sheryl Crow will announce the nominees for the 47th annual CMA Awards live on Good Morning America. Keeping with ATC tradition, and my love for all things awards shows, I will be attempting to predict which artists will land nominations this year.

2012 CMA Awards: Official Predictions

The 46th Annual CMA Awards have finally arrived! Tonight all of country music’s biggest superstars will unite under the roof of Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to honor some of the year’s finest. For the fifth year in a row the night will be hosted by superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. With performances by Eric Church,…

Welcome to the 2012 version of All Things Country!

Weeeeeee’rrrrreeeee back!!! After a few weeks of tweaking with new themes, trying to revamp our logo, and thinking of creative slogans, it’s finally time to unveil our new website! Among many changes are a new server (we’re proudly with WordPress now), new logo (simple and sleek, my kind of style), and an all new website…

Best of 2011: Albums of the Year

With 2011 officially over, it’s time to close the books on the year by completing our last two Best of 2011 lists. The year saw plenty of album releases from every facet of the genre like mainstream, bluegrass,Americana and folk. Here are the best eleven albums of 2011, once again according to my humble opinion.

“Like” Us to Win a CMA Prize Pack!

It’s no secret the 45th Annual CMA Awards is a mere 8 days away, and ATC is kicking up the celebration a couple notches until then! We’ve already started reviews of some of our favorites nominees’ new music, and soon you’ll get to see the Official ATC Predictions of the night’s winners. ATC is also…