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GAC turns to fans for top music videos

Saturday, December 21, 2013 – Great American Country turned to the experts - the fans - to determine the list of the top music videos of 2013. Top 50 Country Countdown airs in a

A special marathon preview airs this Sunday, Dec. 22, beginning at 2 p.m. eastern.

Hosted by HGTV's popular Property Brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, Top 50 Country Countdown looks back at the year in music, revealing fan favorites. Filmed at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Jonathan and Drew had plenty of company stop by, including Brett Eldredge, Darius Rucker, Thompson Square and Chris Young; Farm Kings star Dan King; rodeo favorite Trevor Brazile and The Jubilee Showgirls.

Fans logged on to throughout November to weigh in on their favorite music clips of the past year. A preview of the chart reveals Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan tied for most entries on the list with three videos apiece.

Following the nightly premieres Dec. 23-27, Top 20 Country Countdown runs in a marathon event Saturday, Dec. 28 8 a.m.-8 p.m. eastern, leading into Great American Country re-airs of CMA Awards Red Carpet Live and The 47th Annual CMA Awards.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: No matter how you label Steep Canyon Rangers, they're all good – Steep Canyon Rangers may have long forged a career on their own, but they're probably inextricably linked with banjo man (and comedian and all around renaissance man in his spare time) Steve Martin. SCR has served as Martin's backing band on tour and also recorded with Martin and Edie Brickell. But as if to reinforce that this is a band in... »»»
Concert Review: Carlile reaps the rewards – Times have changed for Brandi Carlile. She pointed out well that when she first played the downtown venue nine years ago, she only sold 600-700 tickets. Safe to say that she's picked up a few fans along the way as she herself was happy to report that this show had gone clean in one of her most supportive cities. It's not all that hard to see why either.... »»»
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