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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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Mar 22

Jason Aldean Goes to Bat in Season 2 of Day Jobs

Jason Aldean works out with the Atlanta Braves during a taping of GAC's series "Day Jobs." Photo courtesy of Taillight TV.

A new crop of country stars are heading back to their pre-fame gigs when GAC’s Day Jobs returns for a second season on April 4 at 10/9 p.m. CT. Each one-hour episode follows three celebrities as they go back to the jobs that paid the bills while they pursued their dreams of stardom. During their shift, they find out if they still have what it takes and are reminded of just how far they’ve come.

This season will feature stars such as Jason Aldean, Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler, Trisha Yearwood and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton. A new twist for the second season is that participants were able to choose between their former day job or a job they’ve  dreamed of having. For Jason Aldean, that meant spending a day at training camp with the Atlanta Braves, while Scott Hamilton taught at a school within Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville.

“The first season of Day Jobs got great response from both viewers and country stars interested in being a part of the second season, Sarah Trahern, GAC GM/SVP, said. “From Scotty McCreery bagging groceries to Kellie Pickler getting a rare look inside the Elephant Sanctuary, to HLN TV star Robin Meade working at the Ohio factory where her parents spent their careers; viewers will get to see a different side of their favorite stars.”

The season two premiere on April 4 will feature Jason Aldean in his baseball attire and comedian Bill Engvall as a caverns tour guide. Watch Day Jobs highlights, see exclusive photos and more »

Celebs featured in the second season of Day Jobs include:

Bill Engvall – caverns tour guide
Colt Ford – sports radio talk show host
Craig Campbell – corrections officer
Gretchen Wilson – Waffle House waitress
Hunter Hayes – IndyCar driver (dream job)
Jack Ingram – automobile restoration
Jason Aldean – training with the Atlanta Braves  (dream job)
Joey + Rory – dairy farmers
Josh Thompson – concrete finisher
Karen Fairchild (Little Big Town) – stylist
Kellie Pickler – elephant caregiver (dream job) Continue Reading


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Dec 9

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Jason Aldean and  Chris Young thank fans for their American Country Award wins, Blake Shelton sends his appreciation to his fans for their prayers for his father, Kellie Pickler visits a grouch and Trailer Choir’s Big Vinny tweets his Biggest Loser farewell. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week.

Josh Kelley & Charles Kelley

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Lady Antebellum  – LadyAntebellum: “robe life” forever. accepting applications for “robe life” warriors via pic if you’re interested. why wouldn’t you be?

Jason Aldean – Jason_Aldean: Thank u guys so much for all the votes for the ACA… Now i gotta figure out where to put 6 guitars! Yall are awesome! See u in 2012, now its time to celebrate in Vegas baby!

Chris Young – ChrisYoungMusic: Holy Hot Damn!! Thanks to the fans! Two ACA awards tonight. Breakthrough artist and Single Of The Year! Thank you!

Kellie Pickler

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Kellie Pickler – KelliePickler: I’m with Oscar “The Grouch”….ha ha! ;) Continue Reading


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Oct 21

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! In this week’s edition, TV is the name of the game as Brad Paisley pays a visit to his favorite park, Blake Shelton returns to his coaching job, Kellie Pickler visits 90210 and Trailer Choir’s Butter tweets his pride for Big Vinny. Dierks Bentley shares a photo from his 6th Annual Miles & Music for Kids charity ride, and Reba also shares her memories of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, who died from injuries shortly after a collision at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week.

Shelby Blackstock, Reba McEntire, Scott Borchetta & Dan Wheldon.

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Reba McEntire – Reba: The last time I saw Dan, Narvel and I talked about what a personable, nice and friendly person he was. He had the biggest and warmest smile and definitely left a huge impression on all of us. We’ll miss you, Dan.

Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: Getting on a plane in Gene Autry, Oklahoma heading to L.A…… My life as a coach begins again… Now.

Kellie Pickler – KelliePickler: Yeee-haw! I’m on 90210 Y’all!!! :-)

Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: Okay,okay-HERE’S me and Stan and Kyle. And Kenny and Butters, and Cartman. What a lovely town. Continue Reading


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Sep 23

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! In this week’s edition of Top 10 Tweets, Lady Antebellum is honored with a corn maze, Kip Moore’s travel woes continue, Jerrod Niemann shares his thoughts, Tom McMillan of Tom’s Wild Life questions his job security after Sunday’s premiere and newcomer Charlie Worsham films his first appearance on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown before opening for Taylor Swift in Nashville. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week.

Lady Antebellum

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Lady Antebellum – LadyAntebellum: Look at this amazing corn maze in Columbia County, GA! Thank you to Steed’s Dairy for supporting Lady A in such a BIG way! How would you get through the maze?

Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: Winding down from a loud show in Louisiana– on my bus, eating candy out of a bowl like it’s Halloween.

Kip Moore – KipMooreMusic: So bags lost in Denver… No clothes, toothbrush, or money….perfect

Jerrod Niemann

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Jerrod Niemann – JrodfromOz: Just a couple thoughts… Continue Reading


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Aug 31

Trailer Choir’s Big Vinny On The Biggest Loser

Big Vinny

Trailer Choir's Big Vinny. Photo courtesy of Show Dog- Universal Music.

Trailer Choir’s Big Vinny Hickerson is headed to NBC’s The Biggest Loser, reports the Tennessean. For the first time in the show’s history, contestants will be sorted by age group. Big Vinny will fall into the under 30 years old while the other two groups will be 30-49 years old and 50 years old and over. The groups will then compete against one another with the help of the show’s trainers to lose weight and get healthy.

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Jan 21

Trailer Choir’s Crystal Hoyt Shares Makeup Secrets

Trailer Choir's Crystal Hoyt; photo courtesy of Show Dog- Universal Music.

Most of the time, it’s about the music. But this is show business, after all — and if you’re a country star, sometimes it’s about how you look while you’re moving people with your songs. If you’ve ever wondered how to get that “smokey eye” worn by many of your favorite stars on the red carpet, Trailer Choir‘s Crystal Hoyt breaks it down in a few simple steps. Before making it in music, Crystal made her living helping people look their best — so she knows what she’s doing.

“Since I was a successful make-up artist before my music career took off,” she says in her blog, Get Crystal-Ized!, “I have always enjoyed sharing and educating others on my tips and techniques for Do-It-Yourself hair & make-up (since- with the exception of a couple of photo shoots and awards shows), I almost always do my own. So, I thought that I would start a blog here to share all my little tips & & tricks along my with failures and successes with everything along the way for anyone who would like to join me for the ride.

Check out Crystal’s step-by-step smokey eye tutorial. Continue Reading


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Jan 21

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

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Country music stars sure love Twitter! Here at GAC, we follow them too. Dierks Bentley‘s week was red hot, in spite of Nashville’s freezing temperatures. He met Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley for a drink and when he left, he found his car on fire! Also, judging from this week’s tweets, country has gone to the dogs — literally! Several stars tweeted pictures of their incredibly cute pups. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week.

Charles Kelley & Dierks Bentley photo courtesy of Dierks Bentley.

Dierks Bentley:   @DierksBentley  met my friend charles kelley at a bar. he wanted to see my new ’67 camero [sic]. we walked back outside. it was on fire. not cool.

Dierks Bentley:   @DierksBentley   some footage from last night. hard to sleep w images of flames coming out from under the engine stuck in head. (Editor’s note:  Click here for a “fire report” from Dierks and Charles.)

Sarah Buxton@sarahbuxton    @DierksBentley I was next door @whiskey kitchen w Cassady, some dude told us about your flaming camero! [sic] I thought he was joking! Guess not!

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Julianne Hough@juliannehough    This is what I wake up to every morning… I’m a lucky girl!! :) Continue Reading


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Dec 3

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top TweetsCountry music stars sure love Twitter! Here at GAC, we follow them too. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week!

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Brad Paisley@BradPaisley    “Doc, it’s the weirdest thing. Suddenly I have this sharp pain in my back, neck and side.”

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus:  @ JayDeMarcus    So… Twilight in a nutshell is.. “I love the vampire. No wait, I love the wolf. No! Wait the vampire! No! The wolf!! Dammit! I love em both

Randy Montana@RandyMontana    Wardrobe meeting for the 1000 Faces video tomorrow. This is where a stylist looks at me and says,”…….and you think that matches?”

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Craig Morgan@cmorganmusic    person next to me on plane sleeping hard core

Martina McBride@martinamcbride  My sister has all her Cmas shopping done & wrapped, lights up, tree up. Suffice it to say THAT…whatever THAT is…does NOT run in the family. Continue Reading


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Jul 30

Trailer Choir, Miranda Lambert on Top 20 Tonight!

Trailer Choir co-hosts Top 20 Country Countdown with Suzanne Alexander at the 2010 Country Thunder festival in Wisconsin. Photo by Eric Jensen.

Trailer Choir co-hosts Top 20 Country Countdown with Suzanne Alexander at the 2010 Country Thunder festival in Wisconsin. Photo by Eric Jensen.

Wisconsin’s Country Thunder was four days of people, rain and wall-to-wall country music. Mother Nature might not have been kind to the festival’s visitors, but they didn’t seem to mind a little water or mud when it gave them a chance to see Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland or Trailer Choir. GAC’s Suzanne Alexander didn’t mind either — she was there, too, chatting with some of those stars for this weekend’s Top 20 Country Countdown (check out our festival photos here).

The rain was certainly a problem for Country Thunder last weekend, though the show, as they say, must go on. Randy Houser, Luke Bryan, Craig Morgan, Gloriana, Kevin Costner, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Miranda and Sugarland were all on hand — and all of them spent a little time with Suzanne. As did Trailer Choir, a new trio whose album Tailgate came out earlier this month. The fun-loving band’s Big Vinny even found Suzanne hiding in his bunk! Watch the clip below:

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