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Apr 11

Top 20 Heads to Las Vegas for the ACM Awards

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This week’s Top 20 Country Countdown comes to you from Las Vegas at the ACM Awards! Host Nan Kelley will go backstage to catch up with some of the night’s big winners, including Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore and The Band Perry. She’ll even get some time with Entertainer of the Year winner George Strait!

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Carrie Underwood has made it eight weeks at No. 1 with her “Blown Away Medley.” Can she do it another week, with Little Big Town, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert all knocking on the door of the top spot? Tune in tonight at 8/7c to find out! Check the full schedule » Continue Reading

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Apr 4

Top 20 Previews the ACM Awards

Top 20 Previews the ACM Awards

Nan Kelley, host of Top 20 Country Countdown.

Top 20 Country Countdown is all set for Sunday’s ACM Awards! Host Nan Kelley is previewing the show, giving fans the rundown on all the night’s nominees and performers while counting down this week’s Top 20 music videos, chosen by you. Make sure you tune in for new videos from Chris Young and Miranda Lambert!

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Besides getting the inside scoop on the ACM Awards, you could win $5,000 in our Top 20 for $20,000 Sweepstakes! Enter daily between now and May 12 for your chance to win the weekly $5,000 cash prize. One grand prize winner will take home $20,000! Enter Now >> Continue Reading

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Apr 3

One Pan Nan: Nan Kelley’s Recipe for Dutch Chicken

One Pan Nan: Nan Kelley Shares Her Recipes with Great American Country

Photo courtesy of Nan Kelley.

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. This week, Nan shares her recipe for Dutch Chicken. Check back every other week for a new one!

“This dish is one we have at our house at least once or twice a month,” says Nan. “It is the easiest, tastiest, one-pan wonder ever and chances are you have everything already in your pantry. If you have a slow cooker, this is going to become a family favorite. If you don’t, what are you waiting on? My slow cooker is the one appliance/gadget I can’t and won’t live without. Load it up in the morning and when you get home from work, dinner is ready and you only have one pan to clean. This recipe doesn’t even require that long of a cooking time. It’s really versatile too, because you can serve it several ways–over rice, with tortilla chips as a hearty dip or my favorite way–in tortilla bowls with lettuce as a south-of the-border salad with jalapenos on the side! Whatever way you serve it, you’re gonna love it–so simple, but so tasty!”

One Pan Nan: Get Nan Kelley's Recipe for Dutch Chicken

Photo by Karen Dearing.

Ingredients:
3 chicken breasts (you can use frozen; just allow for a bit longer cooking time)
1 jar of salsa
2 cans of black beans (drained & rinsed)
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can of kernel corn (drained)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 can of diced green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese

 

One Pan Nan: Nan Kelley's Recipe for Dutch Chicken

Photo by Karen Dearing.

Directions:
In a slow cooker, place the 3 chicken breasts, then pour all remaining ingredients (except the cream cheese) on top. Do not stir. Put the lid on; turn the slow cooker up to high and cook for Continue Reading

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Mar 28

Carrie Underwood Keeps Her No. 1 Streak Alive on Top 20

Carrie Underwood Keeps Her No. 1 Streak Alive on Top 20

Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood remains at No. 1 for an eighth week on Top 20 Country Countdown with her “Blown Away Medley.” Blake Shelton and Little Big Town round out the Top 3 while new videos from Hunter Hayes, Tim McGraw and Brett Eldredge made their countdown debuts.

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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. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  3. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  4. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  5. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  6. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  8. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  9. Brantley Gilbert – “Bottoms Up”
  10. Rascal Flatts – “Rewind” Continue Reading

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Mar 28

Will Carrie Underwood Continue Her No. 1 Run on Top 20?

Top 20 Country Countdown host Nan Kelley

Nan Kelley, host of Top 20 Country Countdown.

The weather is warming up and so is Top 20 Country Countdown, with videos from some of country’s hottest stars! Host Nan Kelley will count down this week’s Top 20 music videos, chosen by you, from our studio on Music Row.

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Carrie Underwood has made it seven weeks at No. 1 with her “Blown Away Medley.” Can she do it another week, with Little Big Town, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton all vying for the top spot? Tune in tonight at 8/7c to find out! Check the full schedule » Continue Reading

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Mar 21

Carrie Underwood Continues Her No. 1 Run on Top 20

Carrie Underwood Continues Her No. 1 Run on Top 20

Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood remains at No. 1 for another week on Top 20 Country Countdown with her “Blown Away Medley!” Blake Shelton moves into No. 2 with his latest video, “Doing What She Likes” while Little Big Town jumps up to No. 3 with their “Sober” video. Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan make their countdown debut with “This Is How We Roll,” coming in at No. 20.

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Plus, it’s basketball season on Top 20! Host Nan Kelley got into the b-ball spirit by heading to Atlanta, Georgia for some one-on-one time with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s the Property Brothers also dropped by the court to join in on the fun!

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. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  3. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  4. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  5. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  6. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  7. Gary Allan – “It Ain’t The Whiskey”
  8. Keith  Urban w/Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
  9. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  10. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” Continue Reading

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Mar 21

Top 20 Hits the Court with the Harlem Globetrotters

Top 20 Hits the Court with the Harlem Globetrotters

Top 20 Country Countdown host Nan Kelley with the Harlem Globe Trotters. Photo courtesy of GAC Staff.

It’s basketball season and even Top 20 Country Countdown and host Nan Kelley are getting in the spirit! Nan heads to Atlanta, Georgia for some one-on-one time with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Plus, Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s the Property Brothers drop by the court to join in on the fun!

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On the countdown, Carrie Underwood has been in control of the top of the chart with her “Blown Away Medley.” Can she make it another week at No. 1 with Katie ArmigerKeith Urban and Blake Shelton all trying to score the top spot? Tune in tonight at 8/7c to find out! Check the full schedule » Continue Reading

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Mar 20

One Pan Nan: Nan Kelley’s Recipe for Greek Chicken & Rice

One Pan Nan: Nan Kelley Shares Her Recipes with Great American Country

Photo courtesy of Nan Kelley.

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. This week, Nan shares her recipe for Greek Chicken and Rice. Check back every other week for a new one!

“I love every thing about this dish!” says Nan. “First and foremost, true one pan cooking for fast one pan clean up. Greek food is one of my favorites and anything with rice in it. Growing up so close to New Orleans with the creole/cajun influence, rice was our starch staple instead of potatoes. Feta cheese is always in my fridge and I didn’t even mind the black olives… and I actually don’t like olives. The feta and the olives add that perfect amount of saltiness. I served this with warmed pita bread (sprinkled with olive oil and salt) and hummus. This makes a lot of food so make sure you cook with a large enough pan/skillet (with a lid) and enjoy the leftovers the next day.”

One Pan Nan: Nan Kelley's Recipe for Greek Chicken & Rice

Photo by Nan Kelley.

Ingredients:
8 skinless chicken thighs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup long-grain rice
1 cup chicken broth
1 28-ounce large can of chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (may use dried)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano (may use dried)
12 black premium olives, pitted & chopped
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

One Pan Nan: Nan Kelley's Recipe for Greek Chicken & Rice

Photo by Nan Kelley.

Directions:
Heat oil in a large skillet/sauce pan. Brown chicken thighs in oil for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from skillet when done. To the same skillet, add the onion, rice and 1/4 cup of the chicken broth. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until the onion is softened. Pour in the remaining broth, add the tomatoes (and the juice) and the herbs. Return the chicken thighs to the pans, pushing them down into the rice mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or so or until the chicken has cooked completely. Stir in the olives to the pan and sprinkle feta cheese on each individual serving. Garnish with fresh oregano sprigs if available.

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Mar 14

Carrie Underwood Stays at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood continues to “blow away” the competition with her “Blown Away Medley,” making it yet another week at No. 1 on Top 20 Country CountdownKatie Armiger, Blake Shelton and two videos from Keith Urban, one featuring Miranda Lambert, round out the Top 5. Plus, Cassadee Pope and Rascal Flatts make countdown debuts with their latest videos. Host Nan Kelley was on hand to count down this week’s chart, chosen by you!

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

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. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  4. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  5. Keith  Urban w/Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
  6. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  7. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  8. Gary Allan – “It Ain’t The Whiskey”
  9. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  10. The Band Perry – “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” Continue Reading

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Mar 14

Can Carrie Underwood Keep Her No. 1 Streak Alive on Top 20?

Top 20 Country Countdown host Nan Kelley

Nan Kelley, host of Top 20 Country Countdown.

Signs of spring are in the air and so is the promise of a new episode of Top 20 Country Countdown! Host Nan Kelley is counting down this week’s Top 20 music videos, chosen by you, from our studio on Music Row.

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Carrie Underwood has ruled the top of the chart with her “Blown Away Medley.” Can she make it another week at No. 1 with Katie ArmigerKeith Urban and Blake Shelton all vying for the top spot? Tune in tonight at 8/7c to find out! Check the full schedule » Continue Reading

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