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See Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire on Top 20

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? On GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown, our gratitude includes an appreciation for all the country stars who’ve embraced the show, and in this weekend’s edition, the countdown will feature some of the best interview clips with Nan Kelley and Suzanne Alexander from 2010, including guest visits from the likes of Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Bridges and Reba McEntire.

It’s been a big year for many of the guests in the highlights episode. Trace Adkins released his first album after joining Toby Keith’s record company, Little Big Town snared a No. 1 country album, Blake Shelton picked up his first-ever Country Music Association awards and Taylor Swift sold 1 million copies of her new album in a single week.

For Lady A, 2010 has included the band’s first headlining tour, a big pop crossover hit with “Need You Now” and a pair of CMA trophies. The trio also appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and — of course! — the Top 20. In addition, Entertainment Weekly has reported that a Lady A song will be used in an episode of “Glee” that airs in February on the heels of the Super Bowl. Still, there’s one major TV spot the band hasn’t conquered that remains on its wish list: “Saturday Night Live.”

“Being backstage and hopefully havin’ conversations with a couple of those actors that are so hysterical and their timing is so great would be a lot of fun,” Hillary Scott says. “Not to mention everybody watches it!”

“SNL” has lampooned Faith Hill, Miley Cyrus and Reba this year amidst appearances by Rihanna, Kanye West, Jude Law, Ashton Kutcher and Betty White.

“If a Golden Girl can do it,” Hillary winks, “Lady A can do it!”

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. Carrie Underwood “Mama’s Song”
2. Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party”
3. Blake Shelton “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”
4. Bo Bice “You Take Yourself With You”
5. Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson “As She’s Walking Away”
6. Sara Evans “A Little Bit Stronger”
7. Keith Urban “Put You In A Song”
8. Lady Antebellum “Hello World”
9. Reba McEntire “Turn On The Radio”
10. Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow & Miranda Lambert “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
11. The Band Perry “If I Die Young”
12. Miranda Lambert “Only Prettier”
13. Chris Young “Voices”
14. Taylor Swift “Mine”
15. Toby Keith “Bullets In The Gun”
16. the JaneDear girls “Wildflower”
17. Sugarland “Stuck Like Glue”
18. Trace Adkins “This Ain’t No Love Song”
19. Joey + Rory “That’s Important To Me”
20. Steel Magnolia “Just By Being You (Halo And Wings)”

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