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Aug 27

Food Network’s Trisha Yearwood Nominated for 2014 CableFAX Award

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Trisha Yearwood is cooking up more than just new music. Her Food Network show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, has been a recipe for success. Last year, she won the “Best Host – Food” CableFAX Program Award and is a finalist once again for this year’s honor. Winners will be announced on October 14.

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Aug 27

The LogHeads Visit Knott’s Berry Farm

To prepare for Camp Snoopy‘s 30th birthday celebration, Knott’s Berry Farm asked the stars of Great American Country’s series LogHeads to outfit the theme park in custom-made Rocky Top Log Furniture. The main restaurant at Camp Snoopy, in Grizzly Creek Lodge, needs a major renovation.

In tonight’s new episode of LogHeads, which airs at 9 p.m. ET, Tommy and Gwen Mitchell travel to the theme park, where he and his team build 90 chairs, 41 tables, 38 benches, two buffets and a custom hall tree bench. Don’t worry, the LogHeads also spent some downtime exploring the park.

“We had a lot of fun doing this project,” said Tommy Mitchell. “I changed that chair design five times.”

The Mitchells rode on Camp Snoopy‘s famous log flume ride, the Timber Mountain Log Ride, an appropriate attraction for the LogHeads. They were also joined by special guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Lodge — Peanuts characters Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Lucy.

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“We are so pleased with the quality and craftsmanship of the LogHeads, and the design Tommy and Gwen brought perfectly reflects the spirit of the Grizzly Creek Lodge,” said Russ Knibbs, vice president of food and beverage for Knott’s Berry Farm. “Having this partnership, featured within an episode of LogHeads on Great American Country, is a perfect way to celebrate Camp Snoopy’s 30th.”

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Don’t miss this all-new episode, TONIGHT at 9 p.m. ET to see the LogHeads Knott’s Berry Farm adventure!

Plus, be sure to enter for your chance to win a four-piece, custom bedroom suite crafted by Rocky Top Log Furniture! Official Rules >>

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Aug 26

Little Big Town Announces The Pain Killer Tour

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Little Big Town will launch The Pain Killer Tour on November 8 in Youngstown, Ohio. The tour, which will feature Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne as special guests, will stop in 13 cities, wrapping on December 13 in Rockford, Illinois. The band will release their new album, Pain Killer, on October 21.

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“We are so excited to share Pain Killer and get on the road for this tour,” Karen Fairchild said. “Kimberly, Phillip, Jimi and I are thrilled to have such amazing openers in Brett and Brothers…we’re big fans.” Continue Reading

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Aug 26

2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Looks We Loved

When awards season comes around, we’re all about the celebs’ red carpet looks. Somehow, every single year the stars continue to impress us with their bold sartorial choices. In case you missed Monday night’s Primetime Emmy Awards, we collected our top five favorite outfits from the red carpet. Dresses in sparkly silver, red or white ruled the carpet, but one brave actress broke the mold, wearing a short and sassy navy number. Check out our favorite (most unexpected) looks!

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Kate Walsh attended as a presenter in a bright yellow Stephane Rolland gown.

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Aug 26

Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles Marries In Nashville

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Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles married fiancee Jenna Michelle Kennedy on Sunday, August 24 at the Ruby, a boutique events center in Nashville, reports PEOPLE Country. Liles proposed to Kennedy last May and the couple welcomed a son, Jett Barker Liles, on December 2, 2013.

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“I am so blessed to have [Jenna] in my life and for us to become one,” Liles told People. “She is my best friend, and I am so grateful for the Lord bringing her into my life.” Continue Reading

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Aug 25

Great American Country’s Favorite Red Carpet Looks from the 2014 VMAs

At Great American Country, while we love the musical performances at the Video Music Awards, we especially make a note to watch the Red Carpet arrivals. Celebrities always bring their A-game for award shows, and this year’s VMAs were no different. From Miley Cyrus’ relatively conservative leather getup to Taylor Swift’s teeny-tiny romper, we’ve rounded up our favorite looks from the 2014 VMA Red Carpet.

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Taylor Swift performed her newly released (and very catchy) pop song, “Shake It Off,” live for the first time.

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Iggy Azalea, while not a winner, performed her new single, “Black Widow,” with Rita Ora.

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Beyoncé closed the show with a 15-minute-long performance before accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from husband, Jay Z.

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Pretty Little Liars actress and country singer Lucy Hale cohosted MTV’s VMA pre-show.

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 Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball,”and surprised everyone with her touching acceptance speech.

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Aug 25

Tim McGraw Shares His Favorite Football Season Snacks

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Tim McGraw wrapped his Sundown Heaven Town Tour last weekend, bringing along wife Faith Hill to join him on stage to perform their Top 10 single “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s.” Now that his summer tour has wrapped, McGraw can turn his attention to his other favorite time of year – football season! While he tries to eat healthy, especially while touring, all bets are off come kickoff.

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“I’m not very healthy when it comes to football game snacks,” McGraw said. “I like cheese dip and Doritos and tacos and chili, and all that sorta stuff. Some of our favorite things that we have during football season is Frito pies. Most people, I guess, especially if you’re a Southerner, are familiar with Frito pies where we just have Fritos, cheese and chili. We eat a lotta that on weekends.” Continue Reading

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Aug 25

Hunter Hayes Announces Tattoo (Your Name) Tour

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Hunter Hayes will spend the winter months on tour. During an appearance on NBC’s TODAY show on Friday, Hayes announced his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, which kicks off October 30 in University Park, Penn., and will stop in 15 cities before wrapping in Canada in December.

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“This tour is definitely going to be different than anything we’ve ever done before and maybe anyone has ever done,” Hayes said. “It’s a lot of firsts not only for us, but even for the fans who have seen our show before. Every tour is all about the fans, but this one proves it. Not only are they going to be part of the show, they are the show. You’ll see what I mean!” Continue Reading

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Aug 25

Dolly Parton Backstory Re-Airs on Great American Country

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You went to Dollywood. You memorized all her songs. You even know where she lives! But, do you know Dolly Parton‘s Backstory? On Friday, August 29 at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, September 10 at 2 p.m., tune in to Great American Country for an exclusive look into the life of country music legend Dolly Parton.
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Aug 24

Country Homes: Transformed Barns

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Barns usually serve as backdrops for weddings, engagement shoots, senior portraits or rustic outdoor parties. But at Great American Country, we’re more intrigued by the barns themselves, not as backdrops but as country homes or retreats. With a renewed interest in simple living and re-purposing the old, folks are gravitating more and more to the countryside and converting unused barns into beautiful living spaces, businesses and more. Take a look at our Beautiful Barns gallery for some rustic barn inspiration.
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