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Jul 18

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Stay at No.1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert

Photo courtesy 2014 ACM Awards.

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood made a big debut last week, entering the Top 20 Country Countdown at No. 1 with “Somethin’ Bad.” The pair made it two weeks in a row in the top spot with Neal McCoy and Danielle Bradbery rounding out the Top 3. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill jump 10 spots from No. 14 to No. 4 with “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” and Haley & Michaels continue their slow rise up the charts, up to No. 5 with “Just Another Love Song.”

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  3. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Haley & Michaels – “Just Another Love Song”
  6. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  7. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  8. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  9. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  10. The Swon Brothers – “Later On” Continue Reading

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Jul 11

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Debut at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert

Photo courtesy 2014 ACM Awards

Talk about a big debut! Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood’s sassy song, “Somethin’ Bad,” entered the Top 20 Country Countdown at No. 1, knocking Danielle Bradbery’s “Young in America” down to No. 2 after it spent three weeks at No. 1. Little Big Town and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill also made impressive countdown debuts, coming in at No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, with their latest videos.

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  3. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  4. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  5. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  6. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  7. Haley & Michaels – “Just Another Love Song”
  8. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  9. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  10. Brad Paisley – “River Bank” Continue Reading

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Jul 6

Kenny Chesney to Release The Big Revival on September 23

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Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney will release his 15th studio album, The Big Revival, on September 23. The project will feature his latest single, “American Kids.” Kenny took 2014 off from touring to devote his full attention to the album.

“The whole point of taking the time to get to a really creative place was to have the room to look at not what we’d done, but where we wanted to go,” he said. “After all this time, if I can’t push myself and give the fans something that inspires them, that gets them pumped up, there’s no reason to just make a record to make a record.” Continue Reading

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Jul 4

Danielle Bradbery Remains at No. 1 on Top 20

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Danielle Bradbery photo by of Angela Talley.

It’s three weeks at No. 1 for Danielle Bradbery’s “Young in America” on Top 20 Country Countdown! Neal McCoy and Chris Younground out the Top 3 with Lady Antebellum making a big countdown debut, coming in at No. 6 with “Bartender.” New videos from Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan also enter the countdown this week, coming in at No. 14 and No .17, respectively.

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  2. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  3. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  4. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  5. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  6. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  7. Haley & Michaels – “Just Another Love Song”
  8. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  9. Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane”
  10. Dolly Parton – “Home” Continue Reading

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Jun 30

8 Summer Beer Festivals Across the U.S.

Summer is for beer drinking, pool sitting and overall relaxing. Attending a beer festival knocks out two of the aforementioned activities. You don’t have to be a craft beer connoisseur to enjoy beer festivals, either. Any event involving drinking beer, eating pretzels from a necklace and listening to music with friends is bound to be a good time. If you’re still planning a summer vacation, consider visiting these 8 cities with beer festivals.

Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Beer Camp Across America, Chico, Calif., San Diego, Calif., Denver, Colo., Chicago, Ill., Portland, Maine, Philadelphia, Penn., Mills River, N.C.: This unique festival travels all over the United States featuring regional breweries. Choose the camp closest to you, or daringly follow the caravan across the nation and try beers from every region. Check the website for ticket information.

Key West Brewfest, Key West, Fla.: Beach, beer and brunch make for a pretty good setup. This festival is easy to incorporate into summer plans since it takes place in Key West, Fla. on Labor Day weekend, lasting an activity-packed four days. With fresh fish and an ocean view, not much could go wrong here. Tickets go on sale July 1, so mark your calendars! Ticket information available here.

Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, Ore.: Take a trip to the cooler part of the country — the Pacific Northwest — for another waterfront beer festival. This year marks the 27th annual Oregon Brewers Festival and, get this, admission is FREE! The festivities begin on July 23 and end July 27. Surely, that’s enough time to sample a beer or two from over 80 craft breweries, right? Get admission details here.

Seven Sisters Craft Beer and Music Festival, San Luis Obispo, Calif.: Since you’ll already be out West, how about taking a little trip down to California? Seven Sisters is a 3-day (July 11-13) beer and music extravaganza. Luckily, for those of you who just can’t fathom leaving the grounds for even a day, camping is available on-site. The festival also offers outdoor activities like yoga, hiking, mountain biking and golf. Get ticket information here.

Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison, Wis.: For the 28th year in a row, this popular beer festival offers over 150 craft breweries, live music and local food vendors. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and blankets to set up on the park lawn. Tickets are unfortunately sold out, but start planning for next year!

Summer Brew Fest, Denver, Colo.: What began as a small craft beer gathering is now an annual tradition in Denver. The Summer Brew Fest hosts 76 craft brewers from all over the U.S. and benefits Swallow Hill Music, which offers instruction and performance of musical arts. Oh, there are also a photo booth, turkey legs and pretzels galore. Get ticket information here.

American Beer Classic, Washington, D.C.: The aptly named American Beer Classic takes place in the nation’s capital on July 12 at RFK Stadium. Like the other festivals, food and entertainment are available, but, in true American democratic style, there is a people’s choice competition to vote for your favorite beer. The winner earns MVB (Most Valuable Brew). This beer festival only lasts for a day, leaving time to explore the rest of the history-rich city. Ticket information available here.

Music City Brewer’s Festival, Nashville, Tenn.: If your vacation destination is down south, check out Nashville’s beer festival. With a healthy lineup of breweries and prime location in the heart of downtown, this one is sure to keep you entertained. Nashville’s emerging food scene means plenty of late-night snacking options. Get tickets here before the festival begins on July 19.

See how to make your own hard cider here>>

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Jun 27

Danielle Bradbery Goes Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

Danielle Bradbery

Danielle Bradbery’s 2013 debut album. Photo courtesy of BMLG.

Danielle Bradbery makes it two weeks at No. 1 with “Young In America” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Chris Young and Neal McCoy round out the Top 3 with Dolly Parton making an impressive countdown debut, coming in at No.5 with “home.”

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Besides counting down this week’s Top 20 music videos, host Nan Kelley was also celebrating the first full week of summer! She headed to Kampgrounds of America, where she enjoyed the great outdoors and, of course, s’mores.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  2. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  3. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  4. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  5. Dolly Parton – “Home”
  6. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  7. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  8. Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane”
  9. Joe Nichols – “Yeah”
  10. Haley & Michaels – “Just Another Love Song” Continue Reading

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Jun 20

Danielle Bradbery Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

Danielle Bradbery

Danielle Bradbery’s 2013 debut album. Photo courtesy of BMLG.

Danielle Bradbery takes over at No. 1 with “Young In America” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown, knocking Chris Young to No. 2 after spending three weeks at the top of the chart. Neal McCoy has a big debut with his latest, “Can You Do This,” entering the chart at No. 3. Jana Kramer and Justin Moore make their countdown debuts as well, coming in at No. 19 and No. 20, respectively.

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Besides counting down this week’s Top 20 music videos, host Nan Kelley also welcomed Hunter Hayes to the studio! Nan and Hunter sat down to discuss his new album, Storyline, and his headlining You’re Not Invisible Tour.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  2. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  3. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  4. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  5. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  6. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  7. Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane”
  8. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  9. Lee Brice – “I Don’t Dance”
  10. David Nail – “Kiss You Tonight” Continue Reading

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Jun 17

FOX Announces American Country Countdown Awards

Kix Brooks

Kix Brooks photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

FOX has announced they have partnered with Cumulus and Dick Clark Productions for the American Country Countdown Awards, which will air live from Nashville on Monday, December 15. The awards show is expected to replace the American Country Awards, which premiered on FOX in 2010 as country music’s only entirely fan-voted awards.

The American Country Countdown Awards is named after the country radio country countdown series which began in 1973 with Dan Bowman as host. Bob Kingsley then took over with Kix Brooks taking the reins in 2006. The show will be two hours long and feature performances and awards along with the presentation of a “Nash Icons” award. Continue Reading

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Jun 13

Chris Young Goes Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

Chris Young

Chris Young photo by Sheryl Nields, courtesy of Monarch Publicity.

Chris Young makes it two weeks straight at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Who I Am With You!” Danielle Bradbery moves into the No. 2 position after debuting at No. 5 last week with “Young in America” and Miranda Lambert rounds out the Top 3. Plus, Joe Nichols enters the countdown at No. 19 with “Yeah.”

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  2. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  3. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  4. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  5. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  6. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  7. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  8. Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  9. Rascal Flatts – “Rewind”
  10. Lee Brice – “I Don’t Dance” Continue Reading

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Jun 13

One Pan Nan: Berries with Brown Sugar Cream

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Every week on Top 20 Country Countdown our host Nan Kelley counts down your favorite videos — but when she’s away from the studio, she’s likely to be found in her kitchen, creating healthy, delicious meals. Nan likes to keep it simple, cooking entire meals using only one pan. Her husband, Charlie, lovingly gave her the nickname “One Pan Nan,” and now that’s also the name of her new cookbook [get it HERE!]. We asked Nan to share some of her recipes with us, and this week, it’s Berries with Brown Sugar Cream. Check back every other week for a new recipe.

“I once had a dog named Rudy and a roommate named Rudy. The roommate named Rudy gave me this recipe years ago, and it continues to be a hit. This is the perfect summertime dessert. Light, fresh and so super easy. You don’t even need a pan, just a pretty bowl and a mint sprig. The sweet brown sugar melts into the tangy sour cream for a perfect balance, and the fresh berries bring their own sweetness plus fiber and antioxidants. There are really no measurements at all. You put as much of each ingredient as you want. Just make it pretty, and your guests will love it!”

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Ingredients:
Fresh blueberries
Fresh raspberries
Sour cream
Brown sugar

Directions:
Wash and drain the berries. Arrange a mixture of both in a bowl. Place a generous dollop of sour cream on the top, and sprinkle brown sugar on the sour cream. Serve immediately.

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Watch host Nan Kelley reveal fan-favorite music videos on the Top 20 Country Countdown every Friday at 6/5c. Learn more about the show and see how you can vote for our Top 20 Country Countdown.

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