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Jun 9

Suzanne Alexander’s CMA Music Festival Diary

GAC's Suzanne Alexander emcees and Laura Bell Bundy hosts at the 5th Annual Country Weekly Fashion Show & Concert on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Photo by Sara Kauss Photography.

Ed. note: Whether you’re in Nashville for the CMA Music Festival or you’re stuck at home, we thought you might like to know what GAC host Suzanne Alexander is up to this week! We asked Suzanne to keep a ”CMA Music Festival Diary” so you could get an idea of what her week will be like. Enjoy!

Another Country Weekly Fashion Show and Concert has wrapped up! Tuesday night was the fifth year and the fourth time I was able to emcee the show. Every year Country Weekly has set me up with someone fun to cohost with — and I’ve worked alongside some fun people. This year my partner in crime was none other than Laura Bell Bundy, who hosted the show. Click HERE to see all the great photos from the night!

I was on my toes because, for those of you who know Laura Bell, she has many different characters she acts out through her web series “Cooter County.” Even though she stayed Laura Bell the whole night, every once in a while she broke into one of those women she plays! LBB also took the stage to perform some of her new songs from her next studio album she’s working on. She is one great entertainer!

Steel Magnolia — a.k.a. Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey – kicked off the night with a performance. And they are soooo good together. They also walked the catwalk, strutting Continue Reading


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Mar 10

Suzanne Alexander: No Bull, Part 1

GAC host Suzanne Alexander.

Our very own Suzanne Alexander has been immersing herself into the bull riding culture lately — and now she’s blogging about it! Here’s Part 1 of her web series called “No Bull.” And don’t forget to tune in to GAC beginning in May to catch Championship Bull Riding every Tuesday Night!

Lufkin TX

I find myself flying into Texas quite a bit. This time was different – I flew into Houston instead of DFW. I don’t think I’ve ever been to that airport. It was like a mall! And on the plane there were some familiar faces, like Lee Ann Womack and her family, who must’ve been coming in for the Livestock Show and Rodeo (major event in Houston right now).

Also on the plane was Stokes Nielsen of the band The Lost Trailers. He was going to Texas to check out a new duo who I believe we’ll be hearing more of in the future.

So off to Lufkin from Houston – 2 ½-hour drive north. Not bad. During the drive I listened to a few new albums: Sara EvansStronger and Josh Kelley’s Georgia Clay. Both are really good. You’ll be hearing more about them and from them on GAC very soon.

Back to bull riding. This is the 3rd televised event for the 2011 Cinch CBR Tour. When the crew and I get into town, there’s one agenda: find a restaurant we all like! Dinner is usually 7 guys and me – and you could usually tell that we’re not from “these parts.” Continue Reading


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