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Dec 19

Relive the Best Top 20 Moments of 2014

Nan Kelley at Santa's Workshop, Bass Pro Shops, Nashville

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2014 was a great year on Top 20 Country Countdown! Host Nan Kelley traveled the country, playing golf with Darius Rucker, visiting Gatlinburg, and even stopping by Santa’s workshop. She interviewed some of the biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Hunter Hayes. And, of course, she counted down your choices for the Top 20 music videos each week.

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As 2014 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the best moments of Top 20, all while counting down this week’s music videos. Will Carrie Underwood make it another week at No. 1 with “Something In The Water?” Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out, and relive some of the best moments of the year!

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Dec 19

One Pan Nan: Christmas Ginger Cookies

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Nan Kelley’s Ginger Cookies

“My mother-in-law, Patricia, is the Christmas cookie queen, so my husband, Charlie, grew up having the “best of the best” cookies during the holidays. This is one of his favorites, which she still makes today, and now it’s a yearly tradition at our house. Sugar and spice and everything nice — no truer words have ever been spoken for this little Christmas treat.”

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Dec 5

Christmas Comes to Top 20

Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit Nan Kelley on Top 20 Country Countdown

Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops, Nashville.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Host Nan Kelley visited Santa’s workshop at Bass Pro Shops in Nashville, where she caught up with the man in red himself as he prepared for Christmas deliveries!

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On the countdown, Carrie Underwood makes it two weeks at No. 1 with her new video, “Something In The Water,” while Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw round out the top three. Lee Brice moves up to No. 13 with his new video, “Drinking Class,” while Kenny Chesney debuts with his latest, “Flora-Bama,” coming in at No. 20.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extras, including videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Something in the Water”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  3. Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider”
  4. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  5. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
  6. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  7. Dierks Bentley – “Say You Do”
  8. Rascal Flatts – “Payback”
  9. Darius Rucker – “Homegrown Honey”
  10. Brett Eldredge – “Mean To Me” Continue Reading

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Nov 28

Carrie Underwood Visits Top 20

Carrie Underwood's Greatest Hits: Decade 1 Album

It’s Thanksgiving weekend and that means friends, family, football and — Carrie Underwood. On this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown Underwood stops by to chat with host Nan Kelley about the release of her upcoming album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Can her new video, “Something In The Water,” break Blake Shelton’s No. 1 run? Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out!

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In addition to hearing Underwood talk about her latest project — and show off her baby bump! — Nan Kelley will also count down this week’s Top 20 music videos, chosen by you. Don’t forget to visit our voting page to cast your votes once a day.

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Nov 21

One Pan Nan: Baked Cranberries with Brandy

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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 Baked Cranberries with Brandy. Check back every other week for a new recipe.

“Baked cranberries are so delicious — the chewy caramel adds a wonderful texture to the cranberries, and the brandy is the perfect finishing touch.  Make this the day before your Thanksgiving/holiday meal, pop it in the fridge and that’s one less thing you need to worry about.”

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Nov 7

One Pan Nan: Autumn Vegetable Minestrone

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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 Autumn Vegetable Minestrone. Check back every other week for a new recipe.

“There’s nothing like coming home after working all day, walking in to the house, smelling that wonderful aroma and knowing dinner’s ready! Slow cooking is the ultimate one-pan cooking, and it’s my favorite way to cook. Prepare everything in the morning or the night before, pop it into the slow cooker when you leave for work and, when you get home, instant dinner.  I made this one night not too long ago, and Charlie and I both went back for seconds. Delicious, full of vegetables and easy! And on these cold fall nights, soup does a body good. Make sure to serve with plenty of shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese and buttered French bread.”
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Oct 27

One Pan Nan: Creamy Pumpkin Dip

nan-kelley-cream-cheese-pumpkin-dipEvery 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 Creamy Pumpkin Dip. Check back every other week for a new recipe.

“Pumpkin is not just for pie. This is the perfect dip for this time of year. Plus, it’s an easy dessert, and it passed the Charlie test. That’s important at my house. If you want to get creative, you could serve this in a carved out small pumpkin with a variety of dipping options: cinnamon sugar graham crackers, gingersnaps, Biscoff cookies, pears or apples. Or spread it on banana nut or zucchini bread as a topping.”

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Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip

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Oct 3

One Pan Nan: German Apple Cake

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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 German Apple Cake. Check back every other week for a new recipe.

“My mom had this recipe in her collection— handwritten on a piece of paper and begging for me to give it a try. It’s a little Fried Apple Pie meets Apple Cobbler and a lot of good!  Perfect for the season and a dessert that keeps for several days.  You can make this up a day ahead of company or a big family meal, pop each individual serving in the microwave for a few seconds and add some vanilla ice cream — addictive and delicious.  I shared a few pieces with my neighbor, and Charlie had a couple of servings, and the rest? Well, yours truly loves this! Fresh apples, pecans and a flaky, light crust — so good!”
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German Apple Cake

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Sep 11

One Pan Nan: Thyme Chicken and Shallots Saute

nan-kelley-thyme-chicken-shallots 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 Thyme Chicken with Shallots Saute. nan-kelley-thyme-chicken-shallots

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Sep 5

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

Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert: Somethin' Bad

Carrie and Miranda repeat at No. 1 with “Somethin’ Bad.”

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood make it another week at No. 1 with “Somethin’ Bad” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! In fact, the Top 3 spots remained unchanged with Scotty McCreery and Danielle Bradbery taking No. 2 and No. 3 again this week. Plus, Kenny Chesney makes his countdown return with “American Kids,” coming in at No. 20.

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Besides counting down this week’s Top 20 videos, host Nan Kelley also talked with Tim McGraw about his new album, Sundown Heaven Town, and Dolly Parton is getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding 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 and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  6. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  7. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster”
  8. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  9. The Swon Brothers – “Later On”
  10. Hunter Hayes – “Tattoo” Continue Reading

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