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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 GACTV.com 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: Rucker brings true southern style – Not all that long ago, contemporary country music concerts were evaluated on the amount (or lack thereof) of authentic country music elements in the performers' content. And make no mistake about it, this is still a relevant issue since so much of what passes as 'country' these days is hardly that at all. But perhaps a more pressing... »»»
Concert Review: Smiles galore, Chesney appears happiness – Kenny Chesney smiled often during his performance at The Rose Bowl. This wasn't some showbiz smile, either - it was sincere. Chesney appeared to be truly happy to be there. On a hot night in July, when Chesney brought his exuberant The Big Revival Tour to Pasadena, the joy he expressed while performing actually made you forget about all the heat... »»»
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