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Jul 25

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Remain at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert

Photo courtesy 2014 ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have made it three weeks at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Somethin’ Bad!” Scotty McCreery made a big countdown debut, entering the chart at No. 2 with “Feelin’ It.” Kenny Chesney’s“American Kids” also debuted on the countdown, coming in at No. 19.

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. 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. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  4. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  5. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  6. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  7. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  8. Haley & Michaels – “Just Another Love Song”
  9. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  10. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw” Continue Reading

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Jul 25

Scotty McCreery and Kenny Chesney Debut on Top 20

Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

It’s finally Friday, which means a new episode of Top 20 Country Countdown! On tonight’s episode, Kenny Chesney and Scotty McCreery make their countdown debuts with their latest videos. Host Nan Kelley is taking fans from No. 20, all the way to No. 1.

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Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood’s “Somethin’ Bad” has spent the last two weeks at the top of the charts? Can the duo it again? Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out who tops the chart this week.

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Jul 18

Jana Kramer Brings “Love” To Top 20

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Jana Kramer photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

There is a whole lot of “love” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Jana Kramer stops by to discuss her new video, “Love,” which she shot south of the border, with host Nan Kelley. Kramer will also find out where “Love” landed on the countdown this week!

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Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood made a big debut with “Somethin’ Bad” last week, entering the chart at No. 1. Can they make it two weeks in a row in the top spot? Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out who tops the chart this week.

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Jul 17

One Pan Nan: Grilled Feta and Basil Pizza

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Every week on Top 20 Country Countdown our host Nan Kelley counts down your favorite videos — but when she’s away from the studio, she’s likely to be found in her kitchen, creating healthy, delicious meals. Nan likes to keep it simple, cooking entire meals using only one pan. Her husband, Charlie, lovingly gave her the nickname “One Pan Nan,” and now that’s also the name of her new cookbook [get it HERE!]. We asked Nan to share some of her recipes with us, and this week, it’s a Grilled Feta and Basil Pizza. Check back every other week for a new recipe.

“It’s grilling season! If you’ve never cooked a pizza on the grill, now is the perfect time to try it. Get a pizza stone for the grill, and you’ll have the crispiest crust ever. Thanks to my sweet neighbor Regina, we had the best tasting toppings ever. I had the recipe for this pizza already, but when Regina called me to come pick from her garden, homegrown goodness made all the difference. You can’t go wrong with fresh basil and sweet, purple garden-ripe tomatoes. Pizza on the grill is so good and so easy, plus you’re not heating up your whole house with the heat from the oven. So, light the tiki torches, pour yourself a cold drink, and fire up the grill!”

Grilled Feta and Basil Pizza
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Ingredients:
1 pizza crust
2 large tomatoes, sliced
1 8 ounce container feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 garlic clove, diced
olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
a spoonful of cornmeal

Directions:
Place pizza stone on lower rack of grill and turn grill burners to low, allowing stone and grill to preheat for about 10 minutes. While grill and stone preheat, spread sliced tomatoes on a plate and sprinkle olive oil on top. In a small bowl, combine feta cheese, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Lay pizza crust on a pizza paddle (or a flat cookie sheet), and top with tomatoes. Spoon cheese and basil mixture evenly on top of tomatoes. Sprinkle a little cornmeal on top of hot pizza stone to prevent sticking, and slide pizza onto stone. Close the lid, and cook for approximately 7-10 minutes, depending on your temperature. Pizza is ready when crust is lightly brown. Use pizza paddle to remove pizza. Allow the stone to cool completely before removing from grill.

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Jul 11

Lee Brice Visits Top 20

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Lee Brice photo courtesy of Curb Records.

We do dance on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Lee Brice stops by the studio to chat with host Nan Kelley about his new album, I Don’t Dance, which hits stores September 9. While he and Nan chat about his new music and his summer on tour with Luke Bryan, he’ll also find out where his new video, “I Don’t Dance,” lands on the countdown this week!

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Danielle Bradbery has spent the last three weeks at the top of the charts with “Young In America.” Can she do it again, with a big challenge coming from Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood with “Somethin’ Bad?” Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out who tops the chart this week.

Check this weekend’s Full Schedule »

Plus, see some of our favorite Top 20 show highlights and photos. Take a look at the current chart to see the full Top 20 list with bonus features of your favorite artists.

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Jul 4

Will Danielle Bradbery Make It Three Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20?

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Top 20 Country Countdown host Nan Kelley

Happy Fourth of July! Top 20 Country Countdown is celebrating by counting down this week’s Top 20 music videos, chosen by you! Host Nan Kelley will take fans from No. 20, all the way to No. 1!

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Danielle Bradbery

Danielle Bradbery photo by Angela Talley.

Danielle Bradbery has spent the last two weeks at the top of the charts with “Young In America.” Can she do it again? Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out who tops the chart this week.

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Jul 1

3 Great American Fourth of July Recipes

It’s time to fire up the grill and celebrate with a backyard bash! Need ideas for your Independence Day menu? Here are three of our favorite patriotic recipes from the Great American Country family.

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Recipe by Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes. Courtesy of HGTV.com.

For the adult revelers, serve up these red, white and blue Patriotic Panna Cotta Shooters from HGTV.com.

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Jul 1

One Pan Nan: Fourth of July Fruit Tart

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Every week on Top 20 Country Countdown our host Nan Kelley counts down your favorite videos — but when she’s away from the studio, she’s likely to be found in her kitchen, creating healthy, delicious meals. Nan likes to keep it simple, cooking entire meals using only one pan. Her husband, Charlie, lovingly gave her the nickname “One Pan Nan,” and now that’s also the name of her new cookbook [get it HERE!]. We asked Nan to share some of her recipes with us, and this week, it’s a Fourth of July Fruit Tart. Check back every other week for a new recipe.

“This is the perfect 4th of July dessert! Charlie and I are going to a friend’s house this July 4th, and this is what I’m taking. I’ve had this recipe for a long time, and it’s just the most picture-perfect dessert for your July 4th barbeque or picnic. It tastes delicious too light and slightly sweet. My 4th of July Fruit Tart is colorful on the table, easy to make and again, one pan!”

Fourth of July Fruit Tart
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Ingredients:
1 refrigerated pie crust
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces sour cream
1/4-1/2 cup sugar
fresh blueberries
fresh strawberries, cored and sliced
whipped cream

Directions:
Allow refrigerated pie crust to reach room temperature. Reshape the pie crust into a rectangle and bake according to the package instructions. Allow to cool. Transfer carefully (I use my pizza paddle) to serving dish/platter to finish making. Mix cream cheese, sour cream and sugar in a bowl. Spread mixture on crust. Arrange layered strawberries in rows — about 4 rows depending on size of dough — for the red stripes of the flag, alternating with rows of whipped cream. In the star area, squirt whipped cream all over and drop blueberries in rows on top, or cover star area with blueberries and dot the whipped cream throughout to represent the stars. Chill, serve and Happy Fourth of July!

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Jun 27

Danielle Bradbery Goes Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

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Danielle Bradbery’s 2013 debut album. Photo courtesy of BMLG.

Danielle Bradbery makes it two weeks at No. 1 with “Young In America” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Chris Young and Neal McCoy round out the Top 3 with Dolly Parton making an impressive countdown debut, coming in at No.5 with “home.”

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Besides counting down this week’s Top 20 music videos, host Nan Kelley was also celebrating the first full week of summer! She headed to Kampgrounds of America, where she enjoyed the great outdoors and, of course, s’mores.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. 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. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  2. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  3. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  4. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  5. Dolly Parton – “Home”
  6. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  7. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  8. Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane”
  9. Joe Nichols – “Yeah”
  10. Haley & Michaels – “Just Another Love Song” Continue Reading

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Jun 27

Top 20 Breaks Out the S’Mores

Top 20 at Kampgrounds of America

Break out the s’mores! Top 20 Country Countdown is celebrating the first full week of summer with a field trip to Kampgrounds of America. Host Nan Kelley will spend some time in the great outdoors – and eating s’mores – all while counting down this week’s Top 20 videos, chosen by you.

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

Danielle Bradbery took over at No. 1 last week with “Young In America,” but will she make it two weeks in a row? Chris Young and Neal McCoy are both vying for Danielle’s spot at the top, plus Dolly Parton makes an impressive countdown debut. Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out who tops the chart this week.

Check this weekend’s Full Schedule »

Plus, see some of our favorite Top 20 show highlights and photos. Take a look at the current chart to see the full Top 20 list with bonus features of your favorite artists.

 

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