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Mar 27

Carrie Underwood Returns To No. 1 on Top 20

Scotty McCreery and Suzanne Alexander on Top 20

On this week’s show, Scotty McCreery drops by to chat with Suzanne Alexander.

Carrie Underwood is back in the top spot on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown with her latest, “Little Toy Guns.” Blake Shelton with Ashley Monroe and Chris Young round out the Top 3, while new clips from Miranda Lambert, Cole Swindell and Reba McEntire make their countdown debuts. Plus, host Suzanne Alexander is joined by special guest Scotty McCreery.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
  2. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  3. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  4. Jason Aldean – “Just Gettin’ Started”
  5. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  6. Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
  7. Lee Brice – “Drinking Class”
  8. Miranda Lambert – “Little Red Wagon”
  9. The Swon Brothers – “Pray For You”
  10. Josh Turner – “Lay Low” Continue Reading

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Mar 26

Spring Salvage on Great American Country

This spring, Great American Country is out to prove that one man’s — or woman’s — trash is, indeed, a treasure just waiting to be discovered. Whether it’s about reclaiming one-of-a-kind vintage architecture, snatching up buildings about to be demolished or restoring classic RVs and trailers, our primetime lineup is focused on making the old new again.

West End Salvage

First up is the  West End Salvage marathon on Monday, March 30 starting at 8/7c.  Watch as Don Short and his team of pickers, carpenters and designers come up with innovative uses for antique, industrial and outdated goods collected from all over the world. In each episode, Short and the crew will reinvent a room in a client’s home using unique finds from the chock-full, 50,000-square-foot West End warehouse.

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Then, on Monday, April 13 at 10/9c, tune in for the new series Salvage Dawgs, featuring one of the premiere architectural salvage operations in the U.S. In every episode, Black Dog Salvage co-owners Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside let viewers in on the shrewd world of negotiations as they bid on condemned homes and buildings slated for demolition. Their goal is to secure pieces of America’s past, hidden inside these old structures.
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Mar 20

Blake Shelton Moves Into No. 1 on Top 20

Blake Shelton, Ashley Monroe

Everything is new on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe return to No. 1, knocking Carrie Underwood down to No. 2 with “Little Toy Guns.” Besides a new number one, there are also a number of brand-new videos on this week’s countdown, including the latest clips from The Swon Brothers, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton and Eric Paslay.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
  3. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  4. Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
  5. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  6. Lee Brice – “Drinking Class”
  7. Jason Aldean – “Just Gettin’ Started”
  8. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  9. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  10. The Swon Brothers – “Pray For You” Continue Reading

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Mar 18

Junk Gypsies Announce Their Own Paint Line

Junk Gypsies Announce New Paint Line

Fans of Junk Gypsies, rejoice! Amie and Jolie Sikes, the sisters known for their ability to turn “junk” into treasure and create incredible spaces, have made it even easier for their fans to DIY their own projects. The Texas siblings took to Instagram to announce they will release their own line of paint during Texas Antiques Weekend, set for the first weekend of April.

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“On this glorious Monday morning, we have really, really, realllllly BIG news!!!” they wrote. “It’s been a dream of ours since the beginning days of Junk Gypsy to have our own paint…. and now, the dream has become a reality!! the JG core palette brought to you as an all-American made chalk & clay paint!!! We can’t wait for you to see the entire line… it’s debuting at the #jgworldhq this #texasantiquesweek!! #jgpaint
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Mar 16

10 Best Country Drinking Songs

Toby Keith

With St. Patrick’s Day comes the luck of the Irish, green-themed wardrobes, cabbage and corned beef, and, of course, alcohol. Whether you’re drinking green beer or something a little stronger, here are 10 of the best country drinking songs to put on your March 17 playlist.

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“Red Solo Cup” – Toby Keith 

Toby Keith’s tribute to the red Solo® cup was an almost instant viral video sensation. When the tune comes on at parties, everyone raises their glasses.

“Friends In Low Places” – Garth Brooks

Few songs bring a group of revelers together for a sing-a-long like Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places.” It’s also a popular cover song for arena headlining acts and bar cover bands.

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“Parking Lot Party” – Lee Brice

Tailgating is a sport in and of itself, and Lee Brice’s “Parking Lot Party” is its anthem. The next time you and your friends are partying in the parking lot before the show or the big game, make sure this tune is on the playlist. Continue Reading

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Mar 13

Carrie Underwood Returns to No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood's Little Toy Guns

Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/carrieunderwood.

Carrie Underwood is back on top of this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown. The new mom topped the charts with her latest, “Little Toy Guns,” and also came in at No. 6 with her former No. 1 video, “Something In The Water.” After three weeks at No. 1, Eric Church dropped to No. 2 with “Talladega,” with Florida Georgia Line rounding out the Top 3. New videos from Maddie & Tae and Lee Ann Womack made their countdown debuts this week.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
  2. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  3. Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
  4. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  5. Thomas Rhett – “Make Me Wanna”
  6. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  7. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  8. Jason Aldean – “Just Gettin’ Started”
  9. Lee Brice – “Drinking Class”
  10. Josh Turner – “Lay Low” Continue Reading

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Mar 12

Experience St. Patrick’s Day in 5 Cities

St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week away and, while Ireland is the best place to celebrate, hands-down, cities throughout the United States do their best to live up to the Irish hype. Here are five of them:

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade — Chicago (ChicagoStPatsParade.com)

Chicago. The water runs green in Chicago come St. Patrick’s Day. Built largely by Irish immigrants, The Windy City colors the Chicago River a bright emerald green to celebrate. The river dying is followed by an over-the-top St. Patrick’s Day Parade, now in its 60th year, featuring everything from Clydesdales to Irish dance troupes, and ending with an all-out street party. This year’s festivities are scheduled for March 14.

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New York. The Big Apple loves a good party and it delivers on St. Patrick’s Day. The city’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place in 1762 and continues along the same route down 5th Avenue. You won’t find floats or balloons in this parade, however. The march is made up of Irish kilts, bagpipes, step dancers, first responders and school bands, adding up to more than 200,000 marchers. The parade route also happens to pass an Irish pub or two along the way.

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Mar 11

The Best of PINKS All Out Premieres March 13

The Best of PINKS All Out

The best drag racers in the country will lay it all on the line in Great American Country’s new series, The Best of PINKS All Out. Premiering with four episodes on March 13 starting at 8/7c, drag racers are in search of glory and their share of $18,000 in cash and prizes. Series creator Rich Christensen hosts the all-day shootout. (Full Schedule)

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Mar 8

Furniture Painting Tips From the Pros

Lara Spencer's Painting Tips From the Pros

One of the easiest ways to breathe new life into a piece of furniture or flea market find is by applying a coat of paint. With so many painting techniques out there, it can be difficult to choose the best method. Lara Spencer, host of Great American Country’s Flea Market Flip, went to some of her fixer-upper pals to get their painting tips.

Fixer Alex Guerrero recommends spray paint. Not only is it super easy to use, it is also super cheap. To get the best results, Guerrero imagines he is “petting” the piece with the paint, using smooth, even strokes. His best tip? Start spraying off to the side of the furniture instead of directly on it to ensure a smooth coat without drops.

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Guerrero also likes to use paint guns, which can be filled with any type of water-based paint. The gun provides the user with greater control  and can produce horizontal or vertical paint lines, depending on the settings.

Distressed furniture  in home decor is trendy right now, and it isn’t as hard to replicate as one may think. Fixer Cita Johnson advises using wooden blocks as both palette and brush, letting the paint thicken. Then, skim across the surface lightly, without applying too much pressure. Continue Reading

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Mar 6

Eric Church Gets a Three-Peat on Top 20

Chase Bryant on Top 20 Country Countdown

Newcomer Chase Bryant joined Nan Kelley in the studio this week.

It’s three in a row for Eric Church on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown, topping the charts again with “Talladega.” Florida Georgia Line jumped into No. 2 with “Sun Daze,” and new mom Carrie Underwood had not one, but two music videos in the Top 10. Plus, host Nan Kelley chatted with country newcomer Chase Bryant about his debut single, “Take It On Back.”

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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. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  2. Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
  3. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  4. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  5. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  6. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
  7. Thomas Rhett – “Make Me Wanna”
  8. The Band Perry – “Gentle on My Mind”
  9. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  10. Jason Aldean – “Just Gettin’ Started” Continue Reading

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