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May 25

Can Carrie Underwood Remain No. 1 on Top 20?

Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

This week on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown, all eyes are on Carrie Underwood! She has been enjoying a run at No. 1 with “Good Girl,” but can Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert or someone else claim the top spot?

Tune in tonight at 8/7 CT as host Nan Kelley counts down this week’s Top 20 videos, chosen by you! Here’s a hint: a newcomer to the countdown might just end up calling a spot in the Top 5 “home sweet home!” Check the full schedule »

If you missed the last few episodes or want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews, head over to our Top 20 section for videos, photos and more! 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. Visit Top 20 »  Continue Reading

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May 24

Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert & More Sign On for June 5 Celebrity Clay Shoot

Tim McGraw photo courtesy of The GreenRoom.

The Tug McGraw Foundation has announced the complete lineup for its inaugural Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout, which will take place June 5 at the Nashville Gun Club in Nashville. Proceeds will benefit the Tug McGraw Foundation and its efforts to improve the lives of military service members affected by Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Craig Campbell, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Gracin, JT Hodges, Keith Anderson, Brantley Gilbert, Steve Holy, Josh Thompson, Jeff McMahon, Jon Pardi and The Warren Brothers have all signed on for the shoot as well as NHL star Mike Fisher. World-class sporting clay professionals Bobby Brooks, Jenny Clark, Heyward Cunningham, Brad Kidd Jr., Bill McGuire and Chris Reed will also be on hand to lend their expertise.

The event will be a sporting clay shooting competition between 15 teams consisting of four shooters, a pro, and a celebrity. Unlike trap and skeet, sporting clays simulates live-quarry shooting, offering a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes. Continue Reading

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May 23

HGTV Joins Forces with GAC, DIY Network & Travel Channel to Create “The Lodge” at CMA Music Festival

The LodgeWhen the 2012 CMA Music Festival kicks off its four-day event on Thursday, June 7, in Nashville, Tenn., HGTV is joining in the excitement of the ultimate country music fan experience by opening the doors to its star-studded venue, The Lodge. Along with GAC, DIY Network and Travel Channel, The Lodge will offer fans a unique interactive experience, live musical performances and autograph signings with some of the biggest country stars and lifestyle television personalities.

“The CMA Music Festival audience is as passionate about country music as HGTV’s audience is about their homes, making The Lodge an excellent way to engage our fans,” said Denise Conroy-Galley, HGTV’s senior vice president, marketing and creative services.  “This event provides our viewers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with both our talent and some of today’s popular country artists.”

CMA Music Festival attendees and fans will have the opportunity to attend various autograph signings and acoustic performances from a host of country artists and HGTV and DIY Network stars at The Lodge in Fan Alley. Fans can enter for the chance to attend by visiting GACTV.com/CMAFest and looking for the banner advertisement for the official sweeps entry page and rules beginning at approximately 5 p.m. Eastern on May 23, 2012. Entries must be received by noon Eastern on May 30, 2012. The giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older. Fans will also have an opportunity to win access to these signings and performances at the event and details about these opportunities will be posted on the GAC Facebook and Twitter pages during CMA Music Fest week.  No purchase necessary to enter or win.

The Lodge’s GAC Living Country Stage line-up includes performances by country artists Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Bucky Covington, Love & Theft, Kip Moore, Sarah Darling, Josh Thompson, Kix Brooks, Katie Armiger and Casey James and autograph sessions with Kellie Pickler, Lauren Alaina, Rodney Atkins, Continue Reading

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May 23

Acoustic Performances Added to CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts

Kellie Pickler by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

The Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival just keep getting bigger. Two acoustic performances have been added to each of the four nights. CMA Music Festival takes place June 7-9 in downtown Nashville.

Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina will each take the stage acoustically on June 7. Randy Houser and The Voice contestant Gwen Sebastian will perform June 8 while Love and Theft and Kip Moore on June 9. Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson and Steel Magnolia will take the stage on June 10.

During opening ceremonies June 7, David Nail will perform his current single, “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” with the Nashville School of the Arts Chamber Choir under the direction of Walter Bitner. The choir has been a recipient of funds from CMA’s Keep the Music Playing program, which benefits music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools. GAC’s own Storme Warren will serve as host that night as well. Continue Reading

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May 21

Little Big Town to Host “Ride For a Cure” June 10

Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Little Big Town will host the annual Ride For a Cure benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation on June 10 in Nashville. This will be the group’s sixth year hosting the ride. The ride will be followed up by a lunch hosted by Applebee’s, a live auction and a concert featuring performances by Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina, Love and Theft and Dean Alexander.

This year’s ride will stay true to previous years, with the exception of a new starting location for registering and the pre-ride Jam Session, which will now take place at Mickey Roo’s. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with performances by Cali Rodi and others on the welcome stage. The ride will depart at 10:30 a.m. with lunch and performances beginning at noon. Continue Reading

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May 18

Carrie Underwood Contines Her Run At No. 1 On GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown

Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

This week, GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown headed to Louisville, Kentucky for a very special Lady Antebellum concert. The trio’s Own The Night Tour became a charity ball for the Henryville, Indiana community which was ravaged by a tornado. Before their show, Lady A hosted a prom event for the juniors and seniors of Henryville High School.

Host Nan Kelley sat down with the band to talk about whose idea the fundraiser was and why it was so important to them to help. Nan got a behind the scenes look at the prom event. In total, Lady A helped raise $285,000 for Henryville. If you missed Friday night’s premiere, check the schedule for re-airs throughout the weekend! Full schedule »

On the chart this week, Carrie Underwood remains at No. 1 with “Good Girl” while Miranda Lambert moves into the No. 2 spot with “Over You.” Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Keith Urban round out the Top 5 and The Farm make their Top 20 debut with “Home Sweet Home” coming in at No. 15.

This Week’s Chart:

1. Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”
2. Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
3. Luke Bryan – “Drunk On You
4. Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
5. Keith Urban – “For You”
6. Lauren Alaina – “Georgia Peaches”
7. Lady Antebellum – “Dancing Away With My Heart”
8. Thompson Square – “Glass”
9. Josh Turner – “Time Is Love”
10. Kelly Clarkson – “Mr. Know It All”
11. Lionel Richie with Shania Twain – “Endless Love”
12. Eric Church – “Springsteen”
13. Rascal Flatts – “Banjo”
14. Jason Aldean – “Fly Over States”
15. The Farm – “Home Sweet Home”
16. Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars – “Safe & Sound”
17. Gloriana – “(Kissed You) Good Night”
18. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw – “Feel Like A Rock Star”
19. Bucky Covington – “I Wanna Be That Feeling”
20. Kip Moore – “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck”

Vote for GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown now »

GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown premieres every Friday night at 8/7c with re-airs throughout the weekend. Click here for a complete schedule.

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May 17

Gloriana to Perform on The Bachelorette

Gloriana

Gloriana photo courtesy of Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. Records.

Gloriana will be featured on the May 21 episode of ABC’s The Bachelorette. They will perform a surprise concert in Charlotte, North Carolina during a unique one-on-one date with the newest Bachelorette, Emily Maynard. Emily is the first single mom to star on the series and captured America’s heart on the 15th season of The Bachelor.

“I’m a huge fan of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette,” Rachel Reinert said. “I watched Emily when she was a contestant on The Bachelor and I was an instant fan of hers, so hearing that she is a fan of our band was a wonderful surprise! I’m excited to watch the new season, and I’m even more excited that we got to be a part of it.”

Fans can catch the trio’s episode on May 21 at 8/7 CT on ABC. Their latest single, “(Kissed You) Good Night,” is in the Top 20 on the Billboard Country Charts and is the fastest rising single of their career. Their new album, A Thousand Miles, is expected later this year. Continue Reading

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May 10

Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan to Particpate in Inaugural Tug McGraw Foundation Sporting Clay Shootout

Tim McGraw photo courtesy of timmcgraw.com.

Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Craig Campbell, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Gracin, JT Hodges and more will participate in The Tug McGraw Foundation’s inaugural ‘Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout’ on Tuesday, June 5 at the Nashville Gun Club. Proceeds will benefit the Tug McGraw Foundation and its efforts to improve the lives of military service members affected by Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

The Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout will feature a lineup of celebrities, all competing to be crowned Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout champion. Bill McGuire, the 2011 National Sporting Clay Champion, will head up the professional contingent for the event. Additional celebrities will be announced soon.

The event will be a sporting clay shooting competition between 15 teams consisting of four shooters, a pro, and a celebrity. Unlike trap and skeet, sporting clays simulates live-quarry shooting, offering a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes. Continue Reading

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May 4

Carrie Underwood Reclaims Top Spot on Top 20 Chart

Top 20 Country Countdown.

This week on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown, host Nan Kelley counted down the videos chosen by you, and your votes chose Carrie Underwood’s latest, “Good Girl,” as the week’s No. 1 video, knocking Hunter Hayes’s “Wanted” from the top spot down to No. 3 after three straight weeks at No. 1. If you missed Friday night’s premiere, check the schedule for re-airs throughout the weekend! Full schedule »

While you’re catching up on Top 20, you’ll have the chance to win $1,000 in our Top 20 for $20,000 Sweepstakes! Just watch Top 20 then come back here to GACTV.com and answer the weekly question. A new $1,000 winner will be chosen each week and one grand prize winner will win $20,000! Enter Now >>

On the chart’s this week, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan once again complete the Top 5. Kelly Clarkson’s country version of “Mr. Know It All” debuts on the countdown at No. 18 and Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s “Feel Like A Rock Star” makes its first appearance on the countdown right behind it at No. 19.

This Week’s Chart:

1. Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”
2. Alan Jackson – “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore”
3. Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
4. Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
5. Luke Bryan – “Drunk On You
6. Lauren Alaina – “Georgia Peaches”
7. Lady Antebellum – “Dancing Away With My Heart”
8. Keith Urban – “For You”
9. Eric Church – “Springsteen”
10. Josh Turner – “Time Is Love” Continue Reading

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May 3

Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town Added to CMA Music Festival Lineup

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert photo by Randee St. Nicholas, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

The reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert and fan favorite group Little Big Town have joined the performer lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field held during 2012 CMA Music Festival. The event takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10, in downtown Nashville, and will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer.

Lambert will perform on Thursday, June 7, and Little Big Town will perform on Saturday, June 9.

Also during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field, Sarah Darling, Nashville School of Arts Chamber Choir (under the directon of Walter Bitner), Oak Ridge Boys, and Julie Roberts will each perform the National Anthem.

The current lineups for the Nightly Concerts are as follows in alphabetical order:

Thursday, June 7: Jason Aldean, Glen Campbell, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band. National Anthem performed by the Nashville School of Arts Chamber Choir (under the direction of Walter Bitner).
Friday, June 8: The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Ronnie Milsap, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood. National Anthem performed by the Oak Ridge Boys.
Saturday, June 9: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, and Kenny Rogers. National Anthem performed by Julie Roberts.
Sunday, June 10: Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, The Mavericks, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, and Rascal Flatts. National Anthem performed by Sarah Darling.

Tickets to the individual Nightly Concerts are $40 (plus applicable handling fees) for general admission in the upper deck of LP Field. Fans can purchase their tickets through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or 1 (800) 745-3000. They can also purchase them through CMAfest.com or 1 (800) CMA-FEST (262-3378). Continue Reading

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