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Sep 17

No Bull: Rodeo Is Center Stage On Top 20

Garth Brooks photo by Mark Tucker, courtesy of Pearl Records.

Spurs, chaps, dust, cheering crowds and angry bulls. They call the thing rodeo, to quote a Garth Brooks song, and Championship Bull Riding sets the scene for this weekend’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown with host Nan Kelley.

Country music’s love affair with the rodeo is well-documented. Reba McEntire and Chris LeDoux both participated in the sport prior to their careers as country singers, and Chris was a particular inspiration for Garth’s very first hit, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).” It’s hardly the only rodeo-themed song to make the grade in country. George Strait had “Amarillo By Morning” and “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” Moe Bandy found success with “Rodeo Romeo” and “Bandy The Rodeo Clown,” and Jake Owen played with rodeo culture for the title of his hit “Eight Second Ride.”

Nan was in Window Rock, Ariz., for a CBR event at the Navajo Nation Fair, and she met up with plenty of the pros. Among her guests this weekend are professional bull riders Ardie Maier, Clint Craig, Jarrod Craig, Luke Kelley and Chandler Bounds — and the Navajo Nation President, Joe Shirley, Jr.

Top 20 Country Countdown counts down the week’s top country videos from No. 20 to No. 1 as voted by viewers on each week on A new countdown premieres every Friday at 8 p.m. ET on GAC and airs again Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET; Sundays at 1 p.m. ET; and Mondays at 10 a.m. ET. Viewers can vote for their favorite videos, as well as purchase Top 20 artists’ albums and ringtones at


1. Carrie Underwood “Undo It”
2. Blake Shelton “All About Tonight”
3. Chuck Wicks “Hold That Thought”
4. Reba McEntire “Turn On The Radio”
5. Miranda Lambert “Only Prettier”
6. Darius Rucker “Come Back Song”
7. Sugarland “Stuck Like Glue”
8. Katie Armiger “Leaving Home”
9. Toby Keith “Trailerhood”
10. Laura Bell Bundy “Drop On By”
11. Chris Young “Voices”
12. Rodney Atkins “Farmer’s Daughter”
13. Little Big Town “Little White Church”
14. Randy Montana “Ain’t Much Left Of Lovin’ You”
15. Trace Adkins “This Ain’t No Love Song”
16. Gary Allan “Get Off On The Pain”
17. Danny Gokey “I Will Not Say Goodbye”
18. Kellie Pickler “Makin’ Me Fall In Love Again”
19. The Band Perry “If I Die Young”
20. Billy Currington “Pretty Good At Drinking Beer”


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