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Nov 14

Blake Shelton Makes It a Fourth Week at No. 1 on Top 20

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Blake Shelton makes it a fourth week at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Neon Light.” Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean round out the Top 3, while Parmalee makes their countdown debut with their new video, “Close Your Eyes.” Plus, host Nan Kelley has a sneak peek of new videos from Carrie Underwood and Kristian Bush!

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  1. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  2. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  3. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
  4. Cole Swindell – “Hope You Get Lonely”
  5. Rascal Flatts – “Payback”
  6. Big & Rich – “Look At You”
  7. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
  8. Lee Ann Womack – “The Way I’m Livin’”
  9. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls”
  10. Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider” Continue Reading


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Nov 6

Top 10 Moments of the 2014 CMA Awards

CMA Awards 2014 Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley

The 48th Annual CMA Awards is dubbed as “country music’s biggest night” and this year’s show lived up to the hype, with cross-genre collaborations, first-time winners, a heartfelt acceptance speech from a country legend, and, of course, hilarious co-hosts. In no particular order, here our Top 10 Moments from this year’s CMA Awards:

1. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Hosts Extraordinaire

In their seventh year of co-hosting the CMA Awards, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood once again brought the funny. They opened by acknowledging George Strait’s retirement and the fact that he was in attendance and scheduled to perform, with Paisley saying “I’m pretty sure when someone rides away, they go somewhere.” Underwood piped up, asking “Do you need one of us to give you a ride?” Paisley and Underwood also covered current events, including Underwood’s pregnancy – Paisley revealed it’s a boy! – Ebola, and, of course, Taylor Swift’s departure form country, also known as “Postpartum Taylor Swift Disorder.” The pair said country music would simply need to “Shake It Off.”

Luke Bryan CMA Awards 2014

2. Luke Bryan Wins Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks made his triumphant return to the CMA Awards stage to present Entertainer of the Year to Luke Bryan. His first win in the category, Bryan was emotional as he accepted the award. “First of all, I’ve never met Garth,” he said. “Can I hug you again?” After giving Brooks one more hug, he returned to the mic. “I hope I can have enough time to say everything on my mind,” he said. “I have some angels in Heaven. My brother and sister are up there making this night happen for me.” After thanking his family, friends, and the team that supports him, he added, “We’re gonna have a good time tonight.”

Miranda Lamber all about that bass

3. Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor’s Delightful Duet

Miranda Lambert teamed up with pop star Meghan Trainor to open the show. The pair performed a memorable, countrified rendition of Trainor’s smash hit “All About That Bass.” Later, Paisley told Trainor she had a place in country music – she just had to wear a pair of cutoffs and change the words to “All About That Bass” to “All About That Bass” – as in a bass fish.

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Oct 24

Blake Shelton Takes Over At No. 1 With “Neon Light” on Top 20


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After an impressive run at No. 1, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood’s “Somethin’ Bad” has been retired. On this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown, Blake Shelton takes over the top spot with his latest, “Neon Light.” Several new videos make their countdown debuts this week, including clips from Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts, which both debut in the Top 10. Videos from Big & Rich and Thomas Rhett also appear on the chart this week.

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Aug 6

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return as Hosts of CMA Awards

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood

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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host the CMA Awards for the seventh straight year. People broke the news via their Instagram account on Tuesday morning, using Paisley and Underwood bobbleheads and conversation bubbles to make the official announcement.

Paisley and Underwood have become fans’ favorite duo, known for their unique brand of humor, comedic chemistry and the hilarious songs and dances they perform during monologues. The pair first hosted the awards in 2008. Continue Reading


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Aug 2

Listen to Brad Paisley’s “River Bank” Remix Featuring Colt Ford

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley photo by Jim Shea, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Brad Paisley has teamed up with Colt Ford for a “rip rap” remix of Paisley’s “River Bank.” In the clip, Ford raps the bridge while Paisley sings, a loud party going on in the background. “River Bank” is the lead single from Paisley’s upcoming album, Moonshine in the Trunk, out August 26.

“I was trying to figure out where to go from here, what to write and what felt like what I wanted to do,” he said. “There’s a groove that feels like that, and I think we grabbed that groove when we made this track and, more than that, there’s a mindset that I am completely ready for after this winter.”

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Jul 23

Brad Paisley to Celebrate His New Album With a Pool Party

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley photo by Jim Shea, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Brad Paisley will celebrate the release of his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, with a pool party at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on August 27. “We’re going to have the best time,” Paisley told KFRG. “There’s something about that city.”

The pool party continues with Paisley’s water-themed career. His latest single, “River Bank,” is climbing the charts while he crisscrossed the country on his two-year H20 Tour, beginning in 2010. He also had a hit with “Water.” Continue Reading


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Jul 4

Danielle Bradbery Remains at No. 1 on Top 20

Danielle Bradbery

Danielle Bradbery photo by of Angela Talley.

It’s three weeks at No. 1 for Danielle Bradbery’s “Young in America” on Top 20 Country Countdown! Neal McCoy and Chris Younground out the Top 3 with Lady Antebellum making a big countdown debut, coming in at No. 6 with “Bartender.” New videos from Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan also enter the countdown this week, coming in at No. 14 and No .17, respectively.

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  2. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  3. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  4. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  5. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  6. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  7. Haley & Michaels – “Just Another Love Song”
  8. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  9. Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane”
  10. Dolly Parton – “Home” Continue Reading


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Jun 24

Brad Paisley Honors “Flat Daddy” Soldiers at Maine Show

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley photo by Jim Shea, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Brad Paisley spent Memorial Day Weekend on a top-secret visit to Afghanistan with President Barack Obama to entertain troops. On Father’s Day, Brad continued to show his support for our troops during a show in Bangor, Maine. Sgt. Ryan Kelly and Sgt. Dana Gross were at the show, in life-size cut-out form, thanks to Sgt. Kelly’s wife, Amanda, and Sgt. Gross’ girlfriend, Erin Donnell. Brad pulled both of the cutouts on stage. The men have been stationed overseas for nearly a year.

“It got to me when I saw these cardboard cutouts,” he told the Bangor Daily News. “It’s just such a reminder of the sacrifices that these families make. That’s incredible. They’re not on tour playing sold-out shows; these guys are in harm’s way for a year.” Continue Reading


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Jun 16

Brad Paisley Honors Firefighters With a Song for Disney’s Latest Movie

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley photo by Jim Shea, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Brad Paisley is headed to the big screen. He is writing and recording an original song, “All In,” for the upcoming Disney movie, Planes: Fire and Rescue. The film is the sequel to Disney’s Planes and tells the story of a crew of firefighters protecting Piston Peak National Park from wildfires. The storyline hits close to home for Brad, whose father was an EMT and assistant chief of the Glen Dale, W. Va. volunteer firefighting crew. His brother-in-law is also a first responder.

“The movie is essentially a tribute to firefighters told through these planes,” Brad told USA Today. “When John pitched the idea, he said it was a way of paying tribute to my dad. My brother-in-law is also a firefighter in Tennessee. These guys run toward the problem that everyone else is fleeing from.” Continue Reading


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May 30

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week Brad Paisley is in Afghanistan; Darius Rucker remembers Maya Angelou; Alabama makes a big announcement; Kenny Chesney sends a cryptic tweet; and Kacey Musgraves is sharing her diary entries from 1997. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Brad Paisley in Bagram Afghanistan

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Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: Bagram Afghanistan, now this is a 4 wheel drive.

Darius Rucker – DariusRucker: My heart and soul hurt today because of the passing of a true Genious Maya Angelou. Heaven has another wonderful angel walking its golden st

Alabama – TheAlabamaBand: Excited 2 announce we are kicking off #CMAFest at LP June 5. First time in 19 years! What do you wanna hear? #ALABAMAsetlist @CountryMusic

Dierks BentleyDierksBentley: can’t even remember what i was laughing about. good time w @KidRock and @FoldsofHonor. thank you to all our military

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