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Sep 5

Nominees for 46th Annual CMA Awards Announced

46th Annual CMA Awards

The first round of nominees for the 46th Annual CMA Awards were announced by Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan on Good Morning America. Here are the categories they revealed. Click HERE for the complete list of nominees!

Entertainer of the Year:
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year:
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

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Aug 29

Luke Bryan Brings His Georgia Charm to Jimmy Fallon & Good Morning America

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Luke Bryan is coming to a television near you. He’ll be in the Big Apple for appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 5 and Good Morning America on September 6. He’ll perform his new single, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” during both appearances.

Those aren’t your only chances to catch Luke on TV though. He’ll co-host ABC’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock with The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry. The special airs Monday, September 17 at 8/7 p.m. CT.

Luke is currently a special guest on Jason Aldean’s My Kind of Party Tour, while also headlining his own shows this summer and fall. In the video after the jump, Luke talks about what it’s been like touring with fellow Georgians Jason and tour opener, Lauren Alaina. Continue Reading


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Aug 21

Luke Bryan Keeps Cool in the Summer Heat

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

This summer has gone down as one of the hottest on record in many parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean Luke Bryan has been kicking back in the air conditioning. Many of his shows have taken place outdoors in temperatures cracking the triple digits. So how does he prepare to take the stage when its sweltering hot?

“With playing really, really hot amphitheaters, you just have to remember throughout the day what you’re fixin’ to have to get up there and do,” Luke said. “For me, I love getting out there and sweatin’ and workin’. I grew up in South Georgia workin’ in the heat and I love getting out there and flushing out all the beer from last night out. So, it’s fun for me, but you do have to be careful.”

See highlights from Luke’s recent shows after the jump! >>

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Aug 21

Watch the All-Star Version of the “Pontoon” Video

Suzanne Alexander & Nan Kelley

GAC hosts Suzanne Alexander & Nan Kelley gettin' down with their rendition of the Little Big Town hit, "Pontoon."

All summer long we’ve been singing “Pontoon” non-stop — and apparently so have lots of other people! Little Big Town‘s smash hit has spread far beyond the talented quartet and now they’ve posted a new video of stars including Luke Bryan, Wynonna, Thompson Square, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, Carrie Underwood and so many more singing “Pontoon.” Even GAC hosts Suzanne Alexander and Nan Kelley can be seen giving it their all in the GAC studio!

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Aug 20

Luke Bryan Announces Farm Tour 2012 Dates

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Luke Bryan’s fourth annual Farm Tour 2012 is set for October. The tour will include eight concerts throughout several southern states, including five in his home state of Georgia. Proceeds from the concerts will go to a scholarship for a student from a farming family to attend a local college.

Farm Tour 2012 will kick off in Claxton, Georgia on October 3 and wrap in Macon, Georgia on October 13. For ticket and venue information, including where to get tickets locally, click here. Farm Tour 2012 is sponsored by GAC, COUNTRY Financial ®, Harveys Supermarkets, Case IH, BMI and Carl Black Chevrolet. Continue Reading


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Jul 30

Fan Shot Leaving a Jason Aldean Concert

Jason Aldean photo by James Minchin III, courtesy of Broken Bow Records.

A man was shot in the parking lot following a Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan concert at the Time Warner Cable Pavilion in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday night, reports The Examiner. Few details have been released but allegedly, an argument broke out between fans leaving the show. The victim’s name and condition has not been released but his injuries aren’t believed to be life threatening.

Jason took to Twitter to express his concern for the injured fan once he heard the news. “There’s no excuse 4 things getting that heated in traffic leavin a show,” he Tweeted. “I’m prayin 4 the fan who was injured and thanx to the Raleigh police for acting so quickly,” he wrote. Continue Reading


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Jul 27

Top 20 Heads to Country Thunder

Nan Kelley & Luke Bryan

Nan Kelley & Luke Bryan at the 2012 Country Thunder Festival in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Photo by Julee Cobb.

GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown heads to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin this week for VIP Access to Country Thunder, the four-day event featuring some of country’s biggest stars on one stage. There’s so much to see and do that host Nan Kelley had to call on Storme Warren to help her cover it all!

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On tonight’s episode, Nan hangs out backstage with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Steve Holy to find out what it’s like playing for a crowd topping out at over 33,000 and talks with Wade Bowen about playing the festival for the first time. Meanwhile, Storme scored a few interviews with Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes and Dwight Yoakam. Continue Reading


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Jul 25

Country Thunder Rocked 33,268 Fans

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan performs at Country Thunder - Day 2 on July 20, 2012 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)

Twin Lakes, Wis., was the place to be for 33,268 country music fans last weekend at Country Thunder. The four-night festival featured Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Wade Bowen and more. GAC was there and will bring you all the action on Top 20 Country Countdown this Friday, July 27, at 8/7 p.m. CT.

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Three stages kept music going from noon until 2 a.m. daily, including the Great American Country Thunder stage, which featured local bands and bluegrass. After-hours, fans could dance the night away at the Electric Thunder stage, where Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Big Kenny, Two Foot Fred and Storme Warren could be found spinning Continue Reading


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Jul 21

Country Stars Nominated For Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift accepts the Choice Female Artist award onstage during the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 Teen Choice Awards will take place Sunday, July 22 and a number of country stars are up for the fan-voted awards. Taylor Swift is the most nominated country artist with a total of four nods while Blake Shelton follows with three nominations plus one for The Voice. Luke Bryan is up for Choice Male Country Artist and is flattered by the nomination since teens have a wide taste in music.

“As long as you’re popping and you’re hip and young, and you’re making them pay attention, I think that’s very flattering, because they’re listening to all kinds of music, he said. “When you’re able to grab a slot into their iPod and they nominate you, it’s pretty cool stuff. So, we love anytime we get the Teen Choice nominations, and yeah, we’re glad of it. And they’ll grow up 10 years from now, hopefully, still be fans.” Continue Reading


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Jul 19

Luke Bryan & Kimberly Perry Host CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock

The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry and Luke Bryan photo by John Russell/CMA.

Luke Bryan and The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry will host ABC’s ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock.’ The three hour concert special was filmed during CMA Music Festival which took place June 7-10 in Nashville. The special will air on ABC on September 17 at 8/7 p.m. CT.

The special will feature Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr., and Zac Brown Band. Continue Reading


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