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Feb 27

Eric Church: Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

Eric Church's Talladega Still No. 1

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Eric Church made it two weeks at No. 1 with “Talladega” on this week’s Top 20 Country CountdownCarrie Underwood and Blake Shelton with Ashley Monroe once more rounded out the Top 3, with Katie Armiger returning to the countdown with “One Night Between Friends” coming in at No. 19. Plus, host Nan Kelley chatted with Rascal Flatts about their upcoming Vegas residency.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  3. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  4. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  5. Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
  6. The Band Perry – “Gentle on My Mind”
  7. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  8. Thomas Rhett – “Make Me Wanna”
  9. Billy Currington – “Don’t It”
  10. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns” Continue Reading

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Feb 25

Tour Johnny Cash’s Motor Home

Johnny Cash's Motor Home

Go inside the Man in Black’s home on wheels.

When you are country music royalty, you travel like country music royalty. Johnny Cash’s tour bus, known as “J.C. Unit One,” is on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Assistant Curator Meredith Rutledge gave Great American Country’s Celebrity Motor Homes an inside look at one of the most luxurious coaches from Cash’s era. Johnny and his wife, June Carter Cash, spent more than $500,000 to customize their rolling space.

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“The first time I walked into this bus, I really had a sense of the dignity — and a sense of the fun — that was had here,” Rutledge said. “It’s so amazing to be on this bus and to actually be in the places and touch the surfaces that not only Johnny and June, but Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, relaxed in. I really don’t have words for it because it’s such a thrill. There is so much history in this bus. You can feel it.”

J.C. Unit One features a front lounge, where Johnny and June entertained, and three private rooms. Since the rest of the bus was private, the lounge served as the only public space and a gathering area for the Cashes and their famous friends.
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Feb 23

7 Celebrity Outdoorsmen and Women

“Outdoorsy” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of most celebrities. Between recording albums, starring in films and strutting down the red carpet in designer clothes, it seems like their lives are nothing but glitz and glamour. But even the biggest stars like to leave the bright lights of Hollywood every once in a while for a good outdoor adventure. With the help of Outdoor Life magazine, we’ve rounded up a list of celebrities who love to hunt and fish.

Luke Bryan
It probably comes as no surprise that this country boy is also an avid outdoorsman. Bryan told Wonders of Wildlife that his outdoor hobbies make him “more relatable to [his] fans.” Remember the song “Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin’ Bullets?” It turns out he meant it.

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Feb 20

Eric Church Hits No. 1 on Top 20 with “Talladega”

Eric Church

There was a new No. 1 on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Eric Church topped the charts with “Talladega,” while Carrie Underwood held strong at No. 2 with “Something In The Water.” After two straight weeks at No. 1, Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe dropped to No. 3 with “Lonely Tonight.” Underwood’s new video, “Little Toy Guns,” moved from No. 20 to 13, while Brantley Gilbert’s latest video, “One Hell of An Amen,” entered the chart at No. 20.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  3. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  4. The Band Perry – “Gentle on My Mind”
  5. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  6. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  7. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  8. Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
  9. Billy Currington – “Don’t It”
  10. Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider” Continue Reading

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Feb 13

Blake Shelton Repeats at No. 1 on Top 20

Ashley Monroe and Blake Shelton Perform 'Lonely Tonight'

Photo courtesy of facebook.com/AshleyMonroeMusic.

Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe repeated at No. 1 on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown with “Lonely Tonight.” There was a double dose of Carrie Underwood, who charted two videos, including her latest, “Little Toy Guns. Eric Church moved into the No. 3 spot with “Talladega,” while Jason Aldean made his countdown debut with “Just Gettin’ Started,” entering the chart at No. 16. Plus, Josh Turner stopped by to talk about his new music.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  3. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  4. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  5. Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider”
  6. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  7. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  8. The Band Perry – “Gentle on My Mind”
  9. Billy Currington – “Don’t It”
  10. Lee Brice – “Drinking Class” Continue Reading

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Feb 12

6 Romantic Bed-and-Breakfast Getaways

If you’re still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart, it’s not too late to plan a romantic getaway! Whisk your loved one off to one of these enchanting B&Bs for a night or a long weekend.

Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn

View from the pool at Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn – Photo courtesy of www.canyonvilla.com.

Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn
This B&B in Sedona, Arizona, was designed to showcase stunning views of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, two famous Red Rock peaks. Each day begins with a gourmet breakfast before guests head out on private back-road excursions, on horseback or on a hot air balloon tour with breathtaking views. If you love romance mixed with adventure, you can’t beat Canyon Villa.

1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage
Located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, 1889 WhiteGate offers historic charm along with luxurious amenities. Guests can relax at the spa, stroll through the property’s vibrant gardens or walk to downtown Asheville to explore the town. Members of the military receive a 10% discount and there are elopement packages for couples who can’t wait to be married.

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Farmhouse Inn
Located in California’s wine country, this lovely inn is just minutes away from hundreds of wineries and world-class restaurants. If winetasting isn’t your thing, you can hike in the Armstrong Redwoods, cycle through the routes of the Amgen Tour of California or Levi’s GranFondo, hang out by the pool or visit the local art galleries. The Farmhouse recently opened its Luxury and Deluxe Barn Rooms, built to resemble the many local historic barns and water towers, and furnished to blend with the surroundings.

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Feb 12

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Spinach and Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Krystal Keith's Spinach and Herb Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Photo courtesy of Krystal Keith.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing my Spinach and Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin to really knock the socks off of your Valentine. This is such an easy, yet fancy dish to throw together for a special dinner for two. It doesn’t require much work but the presentation and flavor will have him (or her) thinking you slaved all day in the kitchen. The bacon, spinach and herbs are the perfect complement to the tender white pork, and the caramel searing on the outside takes it over the top!

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Feb 9

Deluxe Ghost Town Glamping

Dunton Hot Springs Resort

Photo courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs.

If you are looking for a unique, memorable vacation, Dunton Hot Springs Resort in Dolores, Colorado, offers a distinctive “glamping” experience you’ll never forget. The resort is a restored ghost town located just across the mountains from the ski mecca of Telluride.

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Dunton’s pampered patrons can rent one of twelve hand-hewn log cabins, all of which have exquisite furnishings and high-speed internet, but it’s the resort’s luxury teepee that draws in the visitors. The teepee stands 17 feet high, and at 380 square feet, it is theoretically large enough to hold 20 two-person tents. Running $1,000 a night on average, the teepee package features a fur-clad bed, electricity and Wi-Fi, as well as a nearby cabin.

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Feb 6

Blake Shelton Takes Over No. 1 on Top 20

Blake Shelton

There is a new No. 1 on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe take the top spot with “Lonely Tonight,” knocking Carrie Underwood’s “Something In The Water” to No. 2 after a multi-week run in the top spot. New videos from Billy Currington, Kid Rock, and Chase Bryant also made their countdown debuts this week.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  3. Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider”
  4. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  5. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  6. The Band Perry – “Gentle on My Mind”
  7. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  8. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  9. Jake Owen – “What We Ain’t Got”
  10. Sara Evans – “Put My Heart Down” Continue Reading

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Jan 30

Carrie Underwood Stays At No. 1 on Top 20

Nan Kelley Cohosts Top 20 Countdown with Barry Williams
Host Nan Kelley was joined by a special cohost for this week’s episode of Top 20 Country Countdown. Former child star Barry Williams helped her count down this week’s chart while discussing his new show, A Very Barry Branson. Premiering Thursday, February 5 at 9/8c on Great American Country, this new weekly series features Williams, perhaps best known as “Greg” from The Brady Bunch, as he launches a 1970s musical variety show in Branson, Missouri.

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On the countdown, Carrie Underwood kept her No. 1 streak alive with “Something In The Water, followed by Tim McGraw and Chris Young. Kenny Chesney made his countdown debut with “Til It’s Gone,” and Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze” returned to the chart.

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