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Aug 30

One Pan Nan: Kickin’ Pimento Cheese

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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 Kickin’ Pimento Cheese.

The Kelleys’ Kickin’ Pimento Cheese

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Aug 22

Scotty McCreery Reclaims No. 1 on Top 20

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

Scotty McCreery is back on top with “Feelin’ It” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood bump down to No. 2 with “Somethin’ Bad,” while Lady Antebellum moves into the No. 3 position with “Bartender.” New videos from Hunter Hayes, RaeLynn and Eric Church also make their countdown debuts.

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Plus, host Nan Kelley headed to Gatlinburg, Tenn., a popular family vacation destination. She ventured into the heart of the town to shop and dine, and took in the beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains with a visit to the famed Space Needle, towering 400 feet in the air. She also took a ride on the Aerial Tram at Ober Gatlinburg and visited a family-favorite destination, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, before wrapping the day with chips, salsa and a cocktail on the balcony at Loco Burro.

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

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Aug 21

Top 20 Country Countdown Visits Gatlinburg

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This Friday at 8/7c, Top 20 Country Countdown will air a prime time special on location in Gatlinburg, Tenn., a popular family vacation destination. Host Nan Kelley visits some of the town’s hot spots. See how you could win a Gatlinburg getaway below!

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Nan ventures to the heart of Gatlinburg, where she spends some time shopping and dining in The Village. She also visits Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler, where viewers will get a look at a working distillery and live bluegrass. Our host takes in the beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains with a visit to the famed Space Needle, towering 400 feet in the air and she took a ride on the Aerial Tram at Ober Gatlinburg. Continue Reading

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Aug 18

One Pan Nan: Open-Faced Tomato Sandwich

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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 an Open-Faced Tomato Sandwich.

“My mother-in-law Patricia is a great cook. I love going over to her house for supper because I love her and her cooking. This little open-faced, cheesy-bacon-tomato delight is one of her longtime staples. Charlie grew up on a farm in Maryland and Miss Pat says, “I used to make this sandwich all the time for lunch on the farm, and the guys loved it.”  Me too, Miss Pat.  It’s perfect for this time of year when all those delicious homegrown tomatoes are coming in!”

Miss Pat’s Open-Faced-Tomato Sandwich
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Aug 1

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

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What better way to start off a new month than with a new episode of Top 20 Country Countdown? On tonight’s episode, Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt” makes its countdown debut while host Nan Kelley takes 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 three weeks at the top of the charts, but Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have their sights set on No. 1 with “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s.” Can Miranda and Carrie top the chart again? Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out who tops the chart this week. Continue Reading

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Jul 31

One Pan Nan: Creamy Cajun Corn and Shrimp With Bacon

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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 Creamy Cajun Corn and Shrimp with Bacon. Check back every other week for a new recipe.

“I love Cajun food. Some of the best food in the world is down in Louisiana. I grew up 90 miles from New Orleans and have family down there, so Cajun/Creole food is a big part of our staple of dishes. This one pan recipe is full of flavor, fresh ingredients and is quick and easy. I love the fresh corn in it. You can put shrimp, salmon, fish or, for a really authentic Cajun experience, crawfish, in this dish, and it will be so good. Serve it with crunchy French bread with garlic butter on top, and enjoy a little bit of the Big Easy wherever you are!”

Creamy Cajun Corn and Shrimp with Bacon

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Jul 25

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

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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

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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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