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May 29

Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” Repeats At No. 1 on Top 20

Little Big Town

Little Big Town photo courtesy of Facebook.com/littlebigtown.

Fans are still crushing on Little Big Town, voting “Girl Crush” No. 1 on the Top 20 Country Countdown for a third week in a row!  Keith Urban with Eric Church and Miranda Lambert rounded out the Top 3, with Jana Kramer making her countdown debut with her latest video, “I Got The Boy.” Plus, host Nan Kelley sat down with Brett Eldredge to talk about his new song, “Lose My Mind,” and his upcoming new album!

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart

  1. Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
  2. Keith Urban w/ Eric Church – “Raise ‘Em Up”
  3. Miranda Lambert – “Little Red Wagon”
  4. Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
  5. Sam Hunt – “Take Your Time”
  6. Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ On Fire”
  7. Kenny Chesney w/ Grace Potter – “Wild Child”
  8. Tim McGraw – “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”
  9. Reba McEntire – “Going Out Like That”
  10. Tyler Farr – “A Guy Walks Into a Bar” Continue Reading

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May 29

Jana Kramer’s Rustic Wedding

Jana Kramer's Rustic Wedding

Jana Kramer got the boy! Kramer married NFL tight-end Michael Caussin on May 22 at a ceremony at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards in Charlottesville, Va. The ceremony took place outside, with the Blue Ridge Mountains serving as the backdrop.

Jana Kramer's Rustic Wedding

Like a lot of brides, Kramer found her wedding inspiration on Pinterest. She went with a rustic wedding that included a lilac color scheme, lots of candles, and, of course, Mason jars.

Jana Kramer's Rustic Wedding

Initially, though, Kramer wanted to skip the whole “wedding” thing. “In the beginning I honestly just wanted to go to the courthouse and do this whole Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and The City end of the movie kind of thing,” Kramer told US Weekly in a statement. “But Michael really wanted to have a wedding and once we found the venue I was all in.”

Jana Kramer's Rustic Wedding

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May 25

6 Quirky Attractions in Texas

As the second largest state in our country, the great state of Texas guarantees an adventure for everyone. From giant cowboy statues and multi-genre music festivals to quirky museums and interesting roadside art, every member of the family will be able to find a favorite attraction in the Lone Star State.

Big Tex. A 55-foot figure wearing a cowboy hat and boots welcomes visitors to Dallas and the annual State Fair of Texas with the words, “Howdy folks, I’m Big Tex.” Originally constructed in 1952, this giant-sized Texan was destroyed by an electrical fire in October 2012. A new Big Tex was constructed and introduced to the public in September 2013.
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May 22

Little Big Town Gets Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

Little Big Town

Fans kept crushing on Little Big Town, giving them a second week at No. 1 with “Girl Crush” on Top 20 Country Countdown! Blake Shelton and Keith Urban with Eric Church rounded out the Top 3, with Lady Antebellum making their countdown debut with their latest video, “Long Stretch of Love.”

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May 19

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman Releases Cookbook

Kimberly Schlapman's Cookbook

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman is known for her voice, but she is also an incredible cook! Kimberly has hosted her own cooking show, Kimberly’s Simply Southern, on Great American Country, showcasing her favorite recipes and cooking with friends. She recently released her first cookbook, Oh Gussie!, to share not only her recipes, but also some of her favorite memories.

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“I’ve been cooking as long as I’ve been singing, which is simply as long as I can remember” she wrote in the book’s introduction. “Singing in church and sitting counterside helping my mama and grandmothers cook taught me a lot about life. Those ladies were at the door of anyone around who had a birth or a death in their family, got a promotion, lost a job, or just broke a bone – with some kind of casserole or cake in hand and with me and my little sister in tow.” Continue Reading

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May 18

New Shows from Alaska to Texas

From Alaska to Texas, Great American Country has new shows for every adventurous spirit. Whether building homes in one of the most remote and rugged areas on the planet or going head-to-head to buy, move, flip and sell a home, the stakes are high and, if the outcome is favorable, rewards could be even higher.

Building Alaska Third Season Crew
New episodes of Building Alaska air Tuesdays at 10/9c. The series follows daring individuals intent on building their dream properties in the Alaskan wilderness, where the lack of roads and building supply centers are cause for creativity.

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May 15

Little Big Town Takes “Girl Crush” to No. 1 on Top 20

Little Big Town - Girl Crush

Photo courtesy of facebook.com/littlebigtown

There was a brand-new No. 1 on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Little Big Town took over the No. 1 spot with “Girl Crush,” as Keith Urban with Eric Church moved up to No. 2 with “Raise ‘Em Up.” After a three-week run at No. 1 with “Sangria, Blake Shelton dropped to No. 3. Brett Eldredge made his countdown debut with “Lose My Mind” this week, coming in at No. 20.

Try today’s featured recipe from 
“One Pan Nan” and tell her what you think: 

Spanish Style Roll-Ups »

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart

  1. Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
  2. Keith Urban w/ Eric Church – “Raise ‘Em Up”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
  4. Miranda Lambert – “Little Red Wagon”
  5. Billy Currington – “Don’t It”
  6. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
  7. Kenny Chesney w/ Grace Potter – “Wild Child”
  8. Sam Hunt – “Take Your Time”
  9. Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ On Fire”
  10. Cole Swindell – “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” Continue Reading

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May 14

New Season of Junk Gypsies

The Junk Gypsies are back! Sisters Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes-Smith — in their own words, “a little bit hippie, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll and a whole lot of heart and soul” — return to Great American Country this Friday, May 15

Junk Gypsies Amie and Jolie Sikes

The Junk Gypsies Friday night marathon kicks off at 8/7c, with new back-to-back episodes starting at 10/9c.  

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May 10

5 Unique Places To Visit in Louisiana

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Good times roll in Lousiana, a traditional Mardi Gras destination but also a state that honors the dead, perpetuates magic, and invites the public to a rodeo run by convicts! Here are 5 unique places to visit during a trip to the Sportsman’s Paradise state.

Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo. Raise some eyebrows by heading to the Louisiana State Penitentiary, which houses some of the state’s most violent criminals. The prison is open to the public for one weekend in April and every Sunday in October, during which inmates sell handmade goods and compete in the Angola Prison Rodeo.
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May 8

Blake Shelton Gets A Three-Peat on Top 20

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton pulled off a three-peat on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown, making a third week at No. 1 with his new video, “Sangria.” Videos from Little Big Town and Keith Urban with Eric Church rounded out the Top 3 this week, while Rascal Flatts’ latest video, “Riot,” made its countdown debut, coming in at No. 20. Plus, host Nan Kelley paid a special visit to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in Nashville.

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart

  1. Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
  2. Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
  3. Keith Urban w/ Eric Church – “Raise ‘Em Up”
  4. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
  5. Miranda Lambert – “Little Red Wagon”
  6. Billy Currington – “Don’t It”
  7. Sam Hunt – “Take Your Time”
  8. Kenny Chesney w/ Grace Potter – “Wild Child”
  9. Cole Swindell – “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey”
  10. Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ On Fire” Continue Reading

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