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Oct 5

Get a Sneak Peek at Four New Music Videos Tonight on Top 20!

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Top 20 Country Countdown.

Carrie Underwood’s latest video, “Blown Away,” has been No. 1 for eight straight weeks on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown — but can she stay there another week with Scotty McCreery and Katie Armiger nipping at her heels? Host Nan Kelley will count down this week’s videos, chosen by you, to reveal the answer!

Plus, Nan will give you a sneak peek at four brand new music videos from Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Miss Willie Brown and Luke Bryan. She’ll also spill the details on the Pistol Annies’ major career accomplishment and tell you how you can have a front row seat to their party! Tune in tonight at 8/7 p.m. CT for all the Top 20 action.

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Sep 19

Frankie Ballard & Jon Pardi Team Up for “Tie One On Tour”

Frankie Ballard

Frankie Ballard photo courtesy of Warner Music Nashville.

Frankie Ballard and Jon Pardi have teamed up for the Tie One On Tour, which kicks off October 4 in San Diego, California. Miss Willie Brown will be along as a special guest. The tour runs through December.

“I have always wanted to do an old school package tour,” Frankie said. “That’s what all my musical heroes did back in the day. Piled into two Cadillacs and hit the highway! At least we get to do it on a bus. Jon and the Miss Willie Brown clan are great people and I’m honored to share these dates with them…there’ll be no shortage of fun, hell, we’re tyin’ one on right?!” Continue Reading


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Aug 10

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Brad Paisley asks Faith Hill for literary help, Miranda Lambert has a new favorite TV show, Blake Shelton makes a new friend, Brett Eldredge reveals his Grand Ole Opry superstition and RaeLynn makes a confession. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week.

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw

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Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: Tell her to read it to Tim, its above his reading level. RT @Wildaboutmusic: @FaithHill is clearly enjoying the book.

Neal McCoyNealMcCoy: I’m so sober, I just stepped on the plane and asked “How often do these planes crash?” pilot said:: “Just Once”

Mark WillsMarkWills: Feeling like a sissy but EVERYTIME I see an Olympic athlete cry during the National Anthem, I CRY!

Hillary Scott

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Hillary Scott of Lady AntebellumHillaryScottLA: Missing sweet faces like this baby girl today! I love the country of Haiti, but it’s the faces, and the hearts behind those faces that I love the most! Continue Reading


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May 8

CMA Music Festival Announces Two Stage Lineups

Frankie Ballard photo courtesy of Warner Music Nashville.

The lineup for the 2012 CMA Music Festival’s Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Plaza and the new BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage have been announced. The two concerts will provide fans with over 40 hours of concerts for free. The CMA Music Festival takes place June 7-10. “Live music is a hallmark of CMA Music Festival and we are excited to be able to add a new stage and even more performances this year,” Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said.

The BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage is a new addition to this year’s CMA Music Festival with concerts and activities starting at 11:00 AM/CT each day during the Festival. The Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, is a fan favorite and a great place to catch up and coming country artists.

Artists currently scheduled to perform at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza include:

Thursday, June 7
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM            Jeff Bates
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM             Greg Bates
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM             Julie Roberts
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM                  Tyler Farr
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM                “Classic Country Show” featuring Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Jane Fricke and Gene Watson, hosted by Moore  & Moore
3:20 PM – 3:45 PM                  Trent Tomlinson
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM                  Miss Willie Brown
4:50 PM – 5:15 PM                  Cledus T. Judd

Friday, June 8
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM             Eric Paslay
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM              Rose Falcon
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM              Katie Armiger
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM                   Exile
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM                  The McClymonts
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM                  Frankie Ballard
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM                  Big Smo
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM                  Drake White
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM                  Blackberry Smoke Continue Reading


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Jun 3

Dierks Bentley Wraps Jagermeister Tour, Reveals Pre-Show Ritual

Dierks Bentley photo courtesy of The Green Room PR.

Dierks Bentley recently wrapped up the Jagermeister Country Tour, hitting 28 cities and drawing over 50,000 fans. Over 3,000 fans alone came out to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino show in Las Vegas in April. Aside from loud music and high energy shows, there were also reports on the prank war between Dierks and opening act Miss Willie Brown to keep fans entertained between shows.

Like many artists, Dierks has a pre-show routine he undertakes before he hits the stage. In this video, shown while on the Jagermeister Country Tour, Dierks reveals the three things he must do before walking onto stage every night:

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Even though Dierks’ tour is over, this summer is filled with fairs, festivals and major country tours for you to attend. GAC will once again be loading up a bus of our own and hitting the road to some of the biggest fairs and festivals across the country so check out our schedule to find out when we’ll be in a city near you!


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May 24

Dierks Bentley’s Miles & Music for Kids Raises Over $143,000

Dierks Bentley photo courtesy of The Green Room PR.

Dierks Bentley spent Sunday on a motorcycle in Columbus, Ohio, raising over $143,000 for Columbus’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital during his Miles & Music for Kids charity bike ride. One thousand bikers stretched eight miles behind Dierks as he led them towards the LC Pavilion, where an additional 4,000 fans were waiting for an afternoon concert.

Dierks’ Miles & Music for Kids series is in its fifth year and has raised over $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event, first held in Nashville, expanded in 2009 to include stops in Phoenix, Dallas-Forth Worth, Seattle, Atlanta and now Columbus. Miles & Music for Kids is scheduled to take place in Chicago and Nashville later this year. Continue Reading


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May 6

Dierks Bentley Retaliates In Prank War

Dierks Bentley photo courtesy of The Green Room PR.

Miss Willie Brown fired the first shot in what has become all-out prank warfare, and now Dierks Bentley has retaliated – with the promise of more to come. After returning from a paint ball outing to find his Jeep wrapped in plastic and exclaiming “They’re so screwed,” Dierks and ‘Team Dude’ went to work on their battle plan. The ‘Beerster Bunny’ paid Miss Willie Brown a visit, filling their tour bus with 480 Bud Lights, Easter decorations and a web.

“This is so…this is nice…this is a nice prank,” said Miss Willie Brown’s Kasey Buckley as she took in the prank. “I’m nervous. I’m way more nervous now than I was before.” Continue Reading


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Apr 29

Miss Willie Brown Opens Prank War on Dierks Bentley Tour

Miss Willie Brown photo courtesy of A&M/Octone Records.

It’s war on the Jagermeister Country Tour featuring Dierks Bentley and new duo Miss Willie Brown. Who fired the first shot? Dierks’ opening act! Kasey Buckley and Amanda Watkins, a.k.a. Miss Willie Brown, enlisted the help of their band in giving Dierks’ beloved CJ-7 Jeep a plastic wrap makeover [watch the video below]. Unconfirmed reports say that Dierks is plotting his revenge strike, which could be a devastating blow to the only females on the tour.

“Before he gets us real bad, we thought we’d get one in and then go running for the hills,” said Kacey. “I think that the decision to be the first to prank the Bentley team is kind of winning. We like to be number 1 and since we started it, no matter what, we win!” added Amanda. Continue Reading


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Jan 20

Dierks Bentley Planning Spring Tour, New Music

Dierks Bentley photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Dierks Bentley is hitting the road this spring on a 30 city tour sponsored by Jägermeister and bringing Josh Thompson and new duo Miss Willie Brown along with him. Each stop on the tour will also feature a local Jägermeister-sponsored country act to open the show. Dierks is excited to hit the road, especially when he considers the recipe brewing for a good time.

“It’s a good thing we’ve got a video crew on the road with us capturing everything that goes down,” Dierks said.  “Putting my band, Josh Thompson, the Miss Willie Brown girls and a few thousand fans in a Jägermeister-sponsored room with loud country music sounds like a pretty solid recipe for a great night!”

Launching a new tour is not all Dierks has up his sleeve for the spring. Continue Reading


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