Alan Jackson, Kellie Pickler, Gloriana Make Thunder-ous Visit to "Top 20"

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GAC's Suzanne Alexander (center) with Gloriana at the 2009 Country Thunder USA festival in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.


July 24, 2009 — A week ago, the small town of Twin Lakes, Wis., was turned into a country music mecca during the annual Country Thunder USA festival, and GAC’s Suzanne Alexander was on hand to capture the atmosphere from many of the stars, including Alan Jackson, Kellie Pickler and Gloriana, who’ll be part of the coverage on this week’s edition of Top 20 Country Countdown.

Consisting of Cheyenne Kimball, Rachel Reinert and brothers Tom and Mike Gossin, Gloriana got a preemo slot on the bill for Taylor Swift’s Fearless Tour this year, coinciding with its first hit single, "Wild At Heart." The video is at No. 12 on this week’s Top 20 chart, and iTunes is already taking pre-orders for the band’s first album, offering a live version of "Wild At Heart" as an exclusive bonus track. The CD comes out Aug. 4.

Other acts that show up on this week’s Top 20 include Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar and Heidi Newfield.

Top 20 Country Countdown counts down the week's top country videos from No. 20 to No. 1 as voted by viewers on each week on GACTV.com. A new countdown premieres every Friday at 8 p.m. ET on GAC and airs again Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET; Sundays at 1 p.m. ET; and Mondays at 10 a.m. ET. Viewers can vote for their favorite videos, as well as purchase Top 20 artists' albums and ringtones at GACTV.com.

THIS WEEK’S CHART:

1. Billy Currington "People Are Crazy"
2. Kellie Pickler "Best Days Of Your Life"
3. Taylor Swift "You Belong With Me"
4. Reba McEntire "Strange"
5. Keith Urban "Kiss A Girl"
6. Lady Antebellum "I Run To You"
7. Luke Bryan "Do I"
8. Darius Rucker "Alright"
9. Martina McBride "I Just Call You Mine"
10. Kenny Chesney "Out Last Night"
11. Dierks Bentley "Sideways"
12. Gloriana "Wild At Heart"
13. Phil Vassar "Bobbi With An I"
14. Alan Jackson "Sissy’s Song"
15. Randy Houser "Boots On"
16. Miley Cyrus "The Climb"
17. Zac Brown Band "Whatever It Is"
18. Whitney Duncan "Skinny Dippin’"
19. Jimmy Wayne "I’ll Be That"
20. Darryl Worley "Sounds Like Life To Me"