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LeAnn Rimes Leaves Twitter, Comes to GAC

Suzanne Alexander and LeAnn Rimes on the set of Top 20 Country Countdown. Photo by GAC staff.

Suzanne Alexander and LeAnn Rimes on the set of Top 20 Country Countdown. Photo by GAC staff.

LeAnn Rimes may have given up on Twitter this week, but she’s still hanging out with GAC, joining host Nan Kelley and guest interviewer Suzanne Alexander on this weekend’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown.

LeAnn made headlines for announcing her departure for the moment from Twitter, the social-network outlet that allows people to send and follow messages 140 characters at a time. Lots of artists, such as Blake Shelton and Jack Ingram, have found it’s a good way to keep in touch with their fans, but those two in particular have shown a strong ability to hurl back at mean-spirited Tweeters. It’s been tougher for LeAnn to do that.

“Trying so hard to lead a compassionate life,” she wrote in a yoga-related post on Tuesday. “It’s so hard when most people are not compassionate back.”

The next day, she announced she was done: “There’s a million other ways to stay connected with my fans and I plan to focus on those! The most important, bringing you great music!”

LeAnn’s latest music is a cover of John Anderson’s “Swingin’,” produced by Vince Gill. It’s from an album due later this year that includes covers of classic-country songs by male artists, including George Jones, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings.

Here’s a sneak peek at Suzanne’s interview with LeAnn, where she explains why she wanted to do an album of country covers:


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 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


1. Carrie Underwood “Undo It”
2. Miranda Lambert “The House That Built Me”
3. Kellie Pickler “Makin’ Me Fall In Love Again”
4. Little Big Town “Little White Church”
5. Blake Shelton “All About Tonight”
6. Reba McEntire “I Keep On Lovin’ You”
7. Clay Walker “She Won’t Be Lonely Long”
8. Lady Antebellum “Our Kind Of Love”
9. Rodney Atkins “Farmer’s Daughter”
10. Emily West “Blue Sky”
11. Danny Gokey “My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me”
12. Luke Bryan “Rain Is A Good Thing”
13. Jewel “Satisfied”
14. Laura Bell Bundy “Giddy On Up”
15. Carrie Underwood “Temporary Home”
16. Jaron And The Long Road To Love “Pray For You”
17. Jerrod Niemann “Lover, Lover”
18. Lady Antebellum “American Honey”
19. Tim McGraw “Still”
20. Martina McBride “Wrong Baby Wrong”


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