Spanning an incredible 6 decades, the storied career of Kenny Rogers defies all logic when compared to those of current artists. His many musical incarnations have included jazz, folk, rock, pop and country, and his countless hits have sold millions of albums world-wide. GAC's "Backstory: Kenny Rogers" chronicles the fascinating life of this beloved musical icon, who rose from the projects of Houston to become the international superstar he is today.
From an early age, Kix Brooks seemed destined for the stage. Growing up in Louisiana, his gregarious nature and love of music were evident to family and friends alike. But it was Kix's songwriting skills that ultimately landed him in Nashville, where he struggled for years to get a record deal. Now, after more than two decades in the most successful country duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, the country superstar is again pursuing a solo career. GAC's "Backstory: Kix Brooks" chronicles the life and music of one of country music's most vibrant and beloved entertainers.
When 17-year-old Blake Shelton arrived in Nashville, he was just another small-town kid with a dream. And after years of chasing country music success, he still managed to come up short. But Blake never lost sight of his roots, his music or himself and eventually became the likable superstar he is today. GAC's "Backstory: Blake Shelton" recounts the life of this award-winning, chart-topping artist, documenting Blake's triumphs in Nashville and Hollywood, and marriage to the country girl of his dreams.
Miranda Lambert's country star began to rise early in life...her natural vocal ability was apparent even as a pre-teen. But her renowned songwriting skills were shaped by the long years of her family's financial struggles and the abused women they sheltered in their home. GAC's "Backstory: Miranda Lambert" follows this feisty fireball from her small-town upbringing, through the rough-and-tumble Texas club circuit; all the way to her high-profile partnership with Blake Shelton and her reign as country's favorite female.
For almost two decades, singer/songwriter Gary Allan has been quietly building an impressive body of work. His raspy voice, rugged good looks and ability to entertain a crowd have captivated fans since his early days playing bars in California. But Gary's musical success didn't spare him from tragedy when his wife took her own life, leaving him to pick up the shattered pieces for himself and their six children. GAC's "
Charlie Daniels is an American icon. For the past 40 years, his music and his band have reached legendary status. He's one of the premier entertainers in the world and the fiddle player who introduced the instrument to Southern Rock. Charlie has also become one of the voices of blue collar America, and his "Soapbox" blog and songs like "This Ain't No Rag" pull no punches. Great American Country's "Backstory: Charlie Daniels" profiles this iconic entertainer, dedicated patriot and genuine American original.
From her impoverished childhood in the Smoky Mountains to the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Dolly Parton's rise to fame reads like a Tennessee fairytale. But music is only a part of Dolly's extraordinary resume. She's a world-class actress, best-selling author, dedicated philanthropist and a savvy businesswoman who's been charting her own course for decades. Great American Country's, Backstory: Dolly Parton, celebrates one of country music's most beloved and iconic artists.