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May 28

Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley & More Help GAC Get Fired Up for Summer!

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Regardless of your plans this summer, GAC has a show for you! We’re unveiling new series, documentaries and concert specials — plus, you’ll meet an amazing family with 12 children living out the American dream. There will also be music specials from Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley and a biodoc on Gary Allan!

The Willis Clan is our new series about a hard-working, tight-knit American family, their struggles and their victories. Premiering June 27 at 8/7c, the series follows Toby and Brenda Willis, who are raising 12 children to be successful – and in some cases award-winning – singers, songwriters, dancers and athletes. While some may find their ways unconventional, the family is balanced with equal parts love and discipline.

GAC has teamed with Dollywood in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this summer to present The Great American Country Show featuring a special appearance by a legendary country music performer, a cast of six singers backed by a six-piece band and video appearances by our hosts Storme Warren, Suzanne Alexander and Nan Kelley.

In town for the CMA Music Festival June 6-9 in Nashville? Don’t forget to stop by our Americana house at Fan Fair X inside the new Music City Center for autographs from your favorite country music stars and giveaways. Plus, we want YOU to share your personal stories from your summer travels across America. We’re really excited about our newest feature — The Great American Food Truck! We’ll be parked along Nashville’s Lower Broadway for unique local and Southern cuisine. And catch Storme Warren hosting select nights of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.

If music is what you’re looking for, you’ll find it on GAC. On May 29, tune in for Brad Paisley Spins the Wheelhouse: Live in Las Vegas. Premiering at 10/9 c, the special is an exclusive look at the show Brad has created for his Beat The Summer Tour and includes special guests Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and John Fogerty.

On June 8 at 9/8c, you can catch ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends In Concert. It’s a backstage pass to join host Suzanne Alexander as she chats with Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum and Lionel Richie about the making of his country duets album, Tuskegee.

Kenny Chesney: No Shoes Nation premieres June 19 at 10/9p. For the special, Kenny allowed cameras to follow him to Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Tampa, Jacksonville, St. John and Barbados as he kicked off his No Shoes Nation Tour. You’ll get an exclusive look at performances, interaction with fans and a glimpse into how Kenny created his own signature rum.

Want to relive the excitement of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards? Tune in June 3 at 9/8c for a re-airing of the awards. Before the show starts, revisit the glamour of the red carpet during GAC’s ACM Red Carpet Live special  at 8/7c where Suzanne Alexander, Storme Warren and Nan Kelley will interview many of the top ACM nominees and performers.

Gary Allan fans won’t want to miss Backstory: Gary Allan, premiering on GAC on July 14 at 10/9c. Gary gets personal in the special, sharing both the highs and lows of both his private and professional lives.

It will be a summer to remember on GAC!


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