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DVR Alert: Craig Campbell on GAC Today


Check out country star Craig Campbell on the GAC Daily Countdown TODAY, February 19, 2013 at NOON and 6:00PM ET. Craig joins show host, Suzanne Alexander for the fan voted show featuring his own latest hit video “Outta My Head,” which has landed in the top spot for multiple weeks and counting!

After moving from his hometown of Lyons, Georgia to Nashville in 2002 to pursue his country music dreams, American Country Awards nominee Craig Campbell quickly picked up work as a keyboardist in Luke Bryan and Tracy Byrd’s bands and was later discovered playing a regular gig at legendary Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage. Since signing with Bigger Picture, he has entertained crowds across the U.S., Australia and Switzerland and performed for national TV audiences on Fox & Friends, Huckabee and Marie and has been profiled in HLN’s series Road Warriors.

The singer-songwriter has earned well-deserved praise from the country’s toughest critics for his 2011 self-titled debut album, which has sold more than a half-million tracks. Campbell’s autobiographical lead single, “Family Man” was a top 15 hit followed by fan-favorite “Fish.” His current smash “Outta My Head” is the title track to his recently released 5-song digital EP and the lead single from his sophomore album, set to release this spring.

DVR Alert: Hunter Hayes Makes National Television Appearances


Country cutie Hunter Hayes is busy this week making several appearances on national television programs. Tomorrow (02/07), Hunter will appear on GAC’s Headline Country at 3PM (EST), as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35PM (EST) on NBC. You can also catch the singer on NBC’s Access Hollywood Live on Friday, February 8th (check local listings).

Hunter just announced that he will also be performing on Sunday night’s Grammy Awards where he is nominated for “Best Country Album”, Best Country Solo Performance for “Wanted”, and the Pepsi “Best New Artist” award. Be sure to tune in to the many Hunter-filled T.V. shows this week!

Below, Hunter discusses his nomination for “Best New Artist” at the Grammys:

Get Blown Away By Carrie’s 2012!


When we caught wind of just how incredible Carrie Underwood‘s 2012 was, we were simply blown away. Not only were we amazed by the laundry list of successful moments Carrie experienced, but we were exhausted just thinking about everything Carrie accomplished in only 366 days (Leap Year, y’all … are we observant, or what?)! The following is what Carrie’s year consisted of:

DVR Alert: Blake Shelton on GAC

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Blake Shelton fans will be getting a special Thanksgiving surprise this weekend! Not only is he giving fans a free stream of his holiday album “Cheers… it’s Christmas!” on his official site, Blake will also be appearing on GAC for a special look at how the album was created. Fans should expect to see appearances by his duet partners Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Michael Buble, Pistol Annies, and even Kelly Clarkson! The special will air this Saturday at 1:30 pm EST on GAC.

Blake will also appear in a new episode of GAC’s “Backstory” tomorrow evening at 5 pm EST. Will you be tuning in?

DVR Alert: Craig Campbell on GAC

Craig Campbell.

Go behind the scenes with GAC and country star Craig Campbell as he films the music video for his latest hit song “Outta My Head.”  The exclusive Behind The Video 30-minute TV special features interviews with cast and crew including director Mason Dixon, and chronicles the crazy sixteen-hour workday in the quaint city of Franklin, TN, just outside of Nashville.  The “Outta My Head” official music video will make its broadcast world premiere as part of the special on GAC as the show debuts on Monday, November 5th at 10:30pm ET. Check HERE for the latest schedule and airdates.  The video can also be seen online at

“Outta My Head” is a high-octane up-tempo track with an evocative lyric that describes the struggle of lost love. Produced by Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) and Matt Rovey and written by Brandon Kinney, Michael Carter, and Cole Swindell, the mesmerizing track showcases Campbell’s rich, warm baritone and expansive range.  The single is available for purchase HERE.

Little Big Town’s Kimberly to Start Cooking Show

Kimberly Schlapman on GAC.

Little Big Town‘s “Tornado” might just have been released last week, but one member of the group is about to get a whole lot more busy. Kimberly Schlapman will debut a brand new cooking show on Great American Country (GAC) on September 22nd. It’s a childhood dream come true for the singer, who isn’t a professional chef but loves working in the kitchen. The first episode of “Kimberly’s Simply Southern” will air September 22nd at 1 pm EST on GAC.

Kimberly shares:

“I’m not a professional chef but when I was a kid, I would stand at the counter and pretend I was a cooking show host.”

The 13-episode series will feature recipes inspired by her life on the road on tour. While on tour, Kimberly gets the chance to sample different kinds of specialties from all over North America, which she then tries to recreate at home. The series will follow her visits to the various little towns throughout her touring, and guest appearances by the rest of Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina, and Laura Bell Bundy.

Will you be tuning in when it premieres this weekend? What country star do you think should have their own cooking show?

Trace Adkins to Host NASCAR Special on GAC

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Records.

Show Dog-Universal’s very own Trace Adkins is getting quite a few hosting gigs this year. Not only will he be returning once again to host the American Country Awards on FOX this December alongside Kristin Chenoweth, but now he’ll be hosting a brand new NASCAR series on GAC.

“The Definitive” will air on Great American Country and will profile the lives of top NASCAR drivers, their careers, and some pretty neat footage, interviews, and exclusive pictures for its viewers.

“’The Definitive’ series is a favorite with our viewers. Teaming up with Nascar Productions ensures that the stories behind the drivers are told with heart and authenticity,” said GAC VP/Programming Suzanne Gordon.

The program will air weekly on GAC on Wednesdays, with the first episode premiering last night. Did you catch it?

DVR Alert: Chris Young On Top 20 Countdown

Chris Young. photo credit: Monarch Publicity.

Don’t miss Chris Young as he guest hosts GAC’s “Top 20 Country Countdown” this weekend! The episode featuring the country crooner will premier tomorrow Friday, July 20th at 8 pm EST. Tune in to see if the momentum from his fans keeps his latest music video “Neon” into the top 5 videos of the chart. Chris will also star in GAC’s “On The Streets” on July 31st, so don’t forget to tune in then as well!

While visiting the GAC studios in Nashville, Tennessee, Chris presented network president Ed Hardy a plaque to commemorate Chris’ music video for “Tomorrow” going number one on the countdown. Check out the picture from the presentation below, and remember to click the image to see it full-sized.


2012 has been a huge year for Chris, who has been out on the road with one of the hottest tours this year with Miranda Lambert‘s “ON FIRE” tour. He recently earned his fifth consecutive number one single and has had two RIAA certified gold singles for selling more than 500,000 copies of each song. The title track from his latest album “NEON” is currently climbing the country music airplay charts. Do you think it will be his sixth consecutive number one?

Chris Cagle’s New Album Out Today!

Chris Cagle.


Today’s the day that Chris Cagle fans have been waiting for – a brand new studio album from the country singer. The Bigger Picture Group singer released “Back In The Saddle” everywhere today, which includes his top-15 Billboard hit single “I’ve Got My Country On” along with 10 other new tracks produced by ACM and CMA award winner Keith Stegall. Chris wrote five of the tracks: “Southern Girl,” “Something That Wild,” “Dance Baby, Dance,” “Now I Know What Mama Meant,” and his next single “Let There Be Cowgirls.” See the full track-listing below.

“The experience I’ve had making this record has rekindled the passion I had for music when I recorded my first record,” Cagle introduces. “BACK IN THE SADDLE is MY life!  I wouldn’t change anything about it; it is a record that I can live or die by and be content.  I have given the fans my heart and soul, if it’s not good enough, I can live with it. If it is good enough, well then, I can’t wait to see what happens!”

The album includes songs written by some of the top songwriters today, including Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean, Craig Morgan), the Warren Brothers (Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw), and even Kim Trible (Journey, Shania Twain, Montgomery Gentry). Check out the full track listing of the 11-song album below and let us know what you think of Chris’ brand new studio record.

In other Chris news, he’ll be featured on GAC’s “On The Streets” tonight, so be sure to tune in in 25 minutes to catch his episode! If that’s too early, it will repeat all day including at 2 pm est, 5:30 pm est, and again at 11:30 pm est.


Payton Rae Turns Heads at CMA Music Festival


Payton Rae may only be 16-years-old, but the Internet phenom showed her star power in Nashville during CMA Music Fest last week. She wowed fans at the Hard Rock Cafe Stage, with both her voice and her fashion choice. Rae rocked a pair of pink Betsey Johnson dresses to show off her self-proclaimed “passion for fashion!”

In addition to wow-ing crowds, Payton was wowed by some of the performances she got to see. “All of the performances I saw this week were over the top amazing,” said Payton. “If I had to pick my favorites, I would have to say Carrie Underwood’s ‘Good Girl’ performance at the 2012 CMT Music Awards and Hunter Hayes’ show at LP Field.”

While Payton was setting the stage ablaze in Nashville, her new single, “Stomp The Fire Out,” hit country radio and all of the major video channels, including The Country Network (TCN), and AOL. The CMA highlighted Payton Rae on their blog, noting that the 16-yr old “Generation YouTube” Internet star “draws the next generation of @CountryMusic enthusiasts.” Payton is already a huge star on social media, with over 140,000 Twitter followers, 68,000 Facebook fans and over 6.6 million YouTube channel views in less than two years. 

While her single climbs the country charts, Payton Rae is preparing to hit the road on the 2012 Camplified Tour, beginning in July. The tour, which is in its 11th year, showcases emerging teen stars by bringing them to over 50 camps and putting them before over 50,000 campers between the ages of 6 and 17.

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