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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

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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

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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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Jul 13

Luke Bryan Performs in NYC’s Central Park on Good Morning America

Robin Roberts & Luke Bryan

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts & Luke Bryan. Photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Luke Bryan performed his platinum-selling hits “Drunk On You” and “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” in New York City’s Central Park this morning as part of Good Morning America’s “Summer Concert Series.”

“We had a blast playing for all the fans who came to the park this morning- and for the ones watching too!” exclaimed Luke. “Our ‘Good Morning America’ friends treated us well.”

Click HERE to see the full-size image of the photo above, plus Luke with all the GMA anchors!

After the morning show, Luke hit the road where he’ll appear in Hartford, Conn. tonight as part of the Jason Aldean “My Kind of Party Tour.”


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Jul 13

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Lady Antebellum tweets from across the pond, Carrie Underwood celebrates her anniversary, Luke Bryan explains his National Anthem performance at the MLB All-Star Game while David Nail gives his own explanation for his showing in the MLB All Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Plus, Shania Twain hangs with Pitbull. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week.

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Lady Antebellum – LadyAntebellum: Incredible first night in Dublin… CHECK! ?#OwnTheNight

Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Happy anniversary to my handsome, sweet, smart, wonderful husband! Can’t believe it’s been 2 years! Time flies!

Luke Bryan – LukeBryanOnline: If I offended anyone with my approach I sincerely apologize. Anytime I sing the anthem it is an honor and my heart beats out of my chest.

Jana Kramer & Morgan Freeman

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Jana KramerKramerGirl: This JUST Happened!!! MORGAN FREEMAN ?#God Continue Reading


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Jul 11

Country Thunder Wisconsin Reveals GAC Thunder Stage Lineup

The Roys photo courtesy of so much MOORE media.

Country Thunder’s lineup just keeps growing! Festival organizers have announced the lineup for the Great American Country (GAC) Thunder Stage as well as even more on-site entertainment. The Thunder Stage lineup includes The Roys, Suburban Cowboys, Six String Crossing, Saddlebrook, Bella Cain and more. See the full Thunder Stage lineup HERE.

This year’s festival takes place July 19-22 in Twin Lakes, Wis. The main stage will feature performances from Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Wade Bowen and more. The full lineup can be found at

Besides enjoying hours and hours of music, festival goers can try their hand at mechanical bull riding or put on their dancing shoes for Electric Thunder, a new attraction featuring electric music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night by DJ Du from 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. On night one of Country Thunder, a private after party, Electro Country Shine, will take place. A limited number of passes will be available the day of the show only. There is also a sling shot thrill ride and more than 50 food and merchandise vendors for fans to enjoy. Continue Reading


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Jul 6

David Nail, Luke Bryan & More to Partipate in MLB All-Star Game

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Carrie Underwood (R) keeps her eyes on David Nail at second base during City of Hope’s 22nd annual Celebrity Softball Challenge during CMA Fest on June 9, 2012 in Nashville . (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City of Hope)

Luke Bryan, Kellie Pickler, Zac Brown Band and David Nail are trading in their guitars and cowboy boots for baseball bats and cleats, at least for one night. They will all have a part in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and surrounding activities in Kansas City next week.

Luke will sing the National Anthem before Tuesday night’s All-Star game which will air live on FOX, while Kellie will perform “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch. Zac Brown Band will take the field not to play ball but to perform during the Home Run Derby which takes place on Monday, reports The Boot.

“To have the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at the All-Star game is really special for me,” Luke said. “I have a lot of dear friends in Major League Baseball and a lot of people I’ve met over the years and so many little connections, and some of those guys will be there rooting me on to sing the National Anthem. The Anthem is always pretty tough thing to sing, and you never want to mess it up, and it’s always a really personal thing to me. I’m going to really enjoy being up there, being at the All-Star game, taking the family and kids.”

It’s David Nail who will be suiting up to play ball. He will play in the Taco Bell All Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on July 8 at Kauffman Stadium. Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Ozzie Smith and Mike Piazza, Family Man star Eric Stonestreet, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Glee’s Chord Overstreet, Kansas City Royals George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney, US National Soccer Team captain Carlos Bocanegra, US Softball Gold Medalist Jennie Finch and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassell will also play.

“Those guys don’t mess around,” David said “They get on the field to play hard – and they do. I know I’m honored to get out there with those folks and play softball… because they’re not joking around, and that’s the best kind of game.” Continue Reading


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Jul 6

Top 20 Summer Soundtrack

Storme Warren & Jake Owen

Storme Warren & Jake Owen host Top 20 Summer Soundtrack.

It’s summertime and you need a playlist for all those days you’ll be spending by the pool, at the lake or on a beach! You voted on the best summertime videos and co-hosts Jake Owen and Storme Warren hit the lake to count them down in our Top 20 Summer Soundtrack special. What videos made the list? Keep reading to find out!

Missed the premiere of Top 20 Summer Soundtrack? Check the schedule for re-airs! >>

No. 20 – “5-1-5-0” – Dierks Bentley

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Dierks and friends have a muddy good time in his latest video. It’s all in good fun – no need to call the ‘po-po.’

No. 19 – “Toes” – Zac Brown Band

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This cameo-filled video centers around a character by the name of Flody Boatwood, who has one too many cold beers in his hand by video’s end.

No 18 – “Out Last Night” – Kenny Chesney

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Kenny throws one big island-themed party in this video, making sure everyone in attendance has plenty to drink and good music to dance to.

No. 17 – “Summer Nights” – Rascal Flatts

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Karaoke and dancing on the beach is what ‘summer nights’ is all about in this video from Rascal Flatts.

No. 16 – “All I Want To Do” – Sugarland

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Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles hit the beach – and Jennifer shows off her surfing skills – for this catchy summer tune. Continue Reading


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