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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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Jul 5

Top 20 Sexiest Country Videos

Chuck Wicks

Chuck Wicks photo courtesy of artist.

We asked you to vote on the Top 20 Sexiest Country Videos – and then we let Chuck Wicks help count them down on our Top 20 Sexiest Country Videos special! Which video did you name the sexiest in all of country music? Keep reading to find out. Check schedule for re-airs >>

No. 20 – “Come Over” – Kenny Chesney

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Kenny’s latest video was released just in time to be included on the sexiest videos ballot. “Let’s call it what it is—a sexy booty call,” he told E! News after the video was released.

No. 19 – “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

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Lady A’s “Need You Now” video follows the song’s sultry storyline – with a twist at the end as the band members arrive at their destination.

No. 18 – “Your Man” – Josh Turner

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Josh serenades his love interest – played by his wife Jennifer – and can’t wait to get her back to their hotel room in the No. 18 Sexiest Video.

No. 17 – “Wanna Make You Love Me” – Andy Gibson

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Andy is a man in falling head over heels in love in his debut video.

No. 16 – “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” – Shania Twain

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Shania is the ‘leading man’ in this video which is a role reversal of Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love.” Continue Reading

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Jul 3

GAC Heads to Country Thunder

Big & Rich photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

GAC is hitting the road for Twin Lakes, Wis., for Country Thunder. The festival takes place July 19-22 and will feature Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Wade Bowen and more. Country Thunder and GAC have also announced the ‘Great American Country Thunder Stage’ and will announce the artist lineup next week.

“GAC is proud to have been the primary TV partner of Country Thunder for the past 6 years,” Ed Hardy, President of GAC, said. “It’s been a pleasure to watch the event and our partnership grow year after year.  Now, to be involved with the first ever total sellout Country Thunder Wisconsin is even more exciting. Thanks to the great country music fans and GAC viewers attending, as well as to our great Country Thunder partners.”

GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown with host Nan Kelley will be at Country Thunder to bring you all the behind-the-scenes action and interviews you won’t see anywhere else. GAC’s Storme Warren will also be onsite to film an episode of Headline Country.

Country Thunder has teamed up with Lake Geneva Hotels and The Brat Stop in Kenosha, Wis., to provide festival goers with a shuttle service to and from the grounds. Shuttle service from the Lake Geneva Hotels is available only through a hotel stay combo package while The Brat Stop will offer a shuttle service twice a day for $20 round trip. For more information, visit www.wisconsin.countrythunder.com. Continue Reading

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Jun 29

Carrie Underwood Continues No. 1 Reign On Top 20

Suzanne Alexander, Nan Kelley & Bill Cody

GAC hosts Suzanne Alexander, Nan Kelley & Bill Cody.

GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown went to the lake this week for a day of summer fun. Host Nan Kelley and her fellow GAC hosts Suzanne Alexander and Bill Cody spent time by land and by boat at Nashville’s Percy Priest Lake, counting down this week’s Top 20 videos. If you missed Friday night’s premiere, check the schedule for re-airs throughout the weekend! Full schedule »

On the charts this week, Carrie Underwood continues her reign at No. 1 with “Good Girl” while Little Big Town leapfrogs Luke Bryan to jump from No. 4 to No. 2 with “Pontoon.” Love And Theft’s “Angel Eyes” and Easton Corbin’s “Loving You Is Fun” make their countdown debuts, coming in at No. 19 and No. 20.

This Week’s Chart:

1. Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”
2. Little Big Town – “Pontoon”
3. Luke Bryan – “Drunk On You
4. Chris Young – “Neon”
5. Josh Turner – “Time Is Love”
6. Kelly Clarkson – “Mr. Know It All”
7. Eric Church – “Springsteen”
8. Kenny Chesney – “Come Over”
9. Bucky Covington – “I Wanna Be That Feeling”
10. Dierks Bentley – “5-1-5-0” Continue Reading

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Jun 29

Luke Bryan to Perform on GMA’s Summer Concert Series

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Luke Bryan will perform on Good Morning America’s ‘Summer Concert Series’’ on Friday, July 13. Now in its fourth year, the series takes place in New York City’s Central Park with performances from some of music’s biggest artists. Fans can catch Luke’s performance between 7-9 a.m. on ABC.

“I have a big smile on my face every time I talk about being on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series,” Luke said. “Life’s good. To be a kid from Leesburg, Georgia, and to now be at the point in my career where I’m performing on Good Morning America in the heart of New York City at one of the most recognizable places in the world makes me super excited. It’s gonna be fun.”

The concert is free and open to the public. Fans who want to catch Luke’s performance in person are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m. For more information on how to attend, visit gmaconcerts.com. Continue Reading

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Jun 26

Luke Bryan Celebrates “Drunk On You” Reaching No. 1 with Live Video

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Luke Bryan’s latest single, “Drunk On You,” just became his fifth No. 1 single. To celebrate and thank his fans and country radio for their support, Luke released a live video of him performing the hit. Directed by Michael Monaco, the video is a montage of footage from Luke’s shows on Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party Tour and his own headlining dates.

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Jun 22

Carrie Underwood Keeps No. 1 Streak Alive on Top 20

Nan Kelley hanging out with Kenny Chesney behind the scenes of his Brothers of the Sun Tour rehearsals in May.

This week GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown featured part two of Nan Kelley’s interview with Kenny Chesney, taped at rehearsals for his Brothers of the Sun Tour. If you missed Friday night’s premiere, check the schedule for re-airs throughout the weekend! Full schedule »

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On the charts this week, the Top 3 videos remain unchanged for another week as Carrie Underwood hangs on to the top spot with “Good Girl.” Kenny Chesney’s steamy new video, “Come Over,” debuts on the chart at No. 13 with the latest from Lee Brice, “Hard To Love,” making its countdown debut at No. 20.

This Week’s Chart:

1. Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”
2. Luke Bryan – “Drunk On You
3. Chris Young – “Neon”
4. Little Big Town – “Pontoon”
5. Josh Turner – “Time Is Love”
6. Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
7. Kelly Clarkson – “Mr. Know It All”
8. Thompson Square – “Glass”
9. Eric Church – “Springsteen”
10. Bucky Covington – “I Wanna Be That Feeling”
11. Jason Aldean – “Fly Over States”
12. Dierks Bentley – “5-1-5-0”
13. Kenny Chesney – “Come Over”
14. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw – “Feel Like A Rock Star”
15. Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
16. Jana Kramer – “Why Ya Wanna”
17. Rascal Flatts – “Banjo”
18. Big & Rich – “That’s Why I Pray”
19. Rodney Atkins – “He’s Mine”
20. Lee Brice – “Hard To Love”

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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Jun 15

Big & Rich, Luke Bryan & More to Volunteer for 3rd Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp

Big & Rich photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Lauren Alaina, Brett Eldredge and Jana Kramer will participate in the 3rd Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp June 18-22 in Nashville. ACM Lifting lives has once again partnered with the Vanderbilt Kennedy center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities for the camp. Singer/songwriter David Lee Murphy and producer Paul Worley have also volunteered their time to work with the special-needs campers throughout the week.

The week-long residential camp program is open to individuals with developmental disabilities who are talented in music. The camp also allows researchers to study Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the camp and provides scholarships to several campers. Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session as well as other music-oriented activities, ending with a live performance with Big & Rich at the Grand Ole Opry.

“As an ACM Board member, I’ve always been proud of the work that Lifting Lives has done – they truly lift lives through music – it is something we all aspire to do,” John Rich said. “We are honored we get to be a part of the Campers special night as they share their talent with the Opry audience and lift lives,” Big Kenny added.

Brett Eldredge and David Lee Murphy will kick things off June 18 with a songwriter workshop with the campers. On June 20, the campers will have the opportunity to record with Luke Bryan and Paul Workley and that evening, they’ll have dinner and sing karaoke with Lauren Alaina. The next evening they’ll enjoy a campsite cookout with Jana Kramer before Friday’s live performance at the Opry with Big & Rich. Continue Reading

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Jun 12

Top 10 Photos from the CMA Music Festival

Country music fans from all over the country – and the world! – descended upon Nashville last week for the CMA Music Festival. The four-day event (and the days leading up to it) gave fans up close and personal access to their favorite country stars, providing them with over 200 hours of music and countless meet-and-greet opportunities. In no particular order, here are 10 of our favorite photos from the week of the CMA Music Festival! Click on the image to see the full-size photo — and click HERE to see all of our CMA Music Festival photos!

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley performs at LP Field in Downtown Nashville on Sunday, June 10 during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Photo courtesy of the CMA.

Dierks Bentley took the stage at LP Field during the Nightly Concerts on Sunday, the final night of the festival. It was Dierks’ first performance since his father, Leon Bentley, passed away on June 1.

Faith Hill

Faith Hill performs at LP Field in Downtown Nashville on Saturday, June 9 during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Photo courtesy of the CMA.

Faith Hill returned to CMA Music Festival for the first time since 2008. She took the stage on Saturday night during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field and debuted some of the new music she’s been working on.

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Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan at The Lodge at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 10, 2012. Photo by Keely Marie Scott.

Luke Bryan spent time signing autographs at The Lodge presented by GAC, HGTV, DIY and Travel Channel. The Lodge featured autograph signings, performances and more.

Kip Moore

Kip Moore at The Lodge during CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 8, 2012. Photo by Sara Kauss Photography.

Kip Moore was among the artists who performed on GAC’s Living Country Stage at The Lodge. Other performers included Love and Theft, Casey James and Kix Brooks, among others.

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David Nail & Carrie Underwood

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)

One of the highlights of CMA Music Festival is always the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge, pitting Blair Garner’s After Midnite Team against the Grand Ole Opry Team. David Nail and Carrie Underwood faced off on second base just before David broke his finger.

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Jun 6

Luke Bryan Scores Third Consecutive Platinum Single

Luke Bryan photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Luke Bryan has picked up his third consecutive platinum single with his latest hit, “Drunk On You.” Certified platinum by the RIAA, the single joins previously platinum-certified singles “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and “I Don’t Want This Night To End.” Luke, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift are the only three country artists to have three consecutive platinum-selling tracks on their current albums.

This week, Luke is trying out his hosting skills as the co-host of ABC’s ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock’ alongside The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry. The special is being filmed during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival in Nashville this week and will air on Monday, September 17 at 8/7 p.m. CT on ABC.  Luke himself will perform at LP Field on June 9 during CMA Music Festival.

Fans will also be able to catch Luke signing autographs at The Lodge, hosted by GAC, HGTV and DIY on June 10, the final day of CMA Music Festival. See The Lodge’s full schedule >>   Continue Reading

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