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AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC (20 songs)
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Kym Simon Live on Great American Country
Kym Simon Live on Great American Country
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Flea Market Flip on Great American Country (:30)
Flea Market Flip on Great American Country (:30)
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"Wagon Wheel" in Dollywood
"Wagon Wheel" in Dollywood's The Great American Country Show
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Me on GAC (Great American Country)
Me on GAC (Great American Country)
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Two Guys Garage | 4x4 Monster Transmission - GAC The Great American Country Channel
Two Guys Garage | 4x4 Monster Transmission - GAC The Great American Country Channel
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Great American Country
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The Great American Country Drifters do New York
The Great American Country Drifters do New York
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Great American Country, HGTV, DIY Partner With Rebuilding Together For Healthy Homes
Great American Country, HGTV, DIY Partner With Rebuilding Together For Healthy Homes
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Edwards: "The Great American Country Ham"
Edwards: "The Great American Country Ham"
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"Uncle Donny" Richmond (GAC)Great American Country TV Network "Heartbreak Holiday"
"Uncle Donny" Richmond (GAC)Great American Country TV Network "Heartbreak Holiday"
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Flea Market Flip on Great American Country
Flea Market Flip on Great American Country
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Building Alaska Tuesdays 10|9c on Great American Country
Building Alaska Tuesdays 10|9c on Great American Country
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Great American country side
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CRC MOTOR TREATMENT Tech Tip on Great American Country
CRC MOTOR TREATMENT Tech Tip on Great American Country
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Best Country Music 2014 - Great American Country Hits
Best Country Music 2014 - Great American Country Hits
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DC Great American Country 1974
DC Great American Country 1974
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Waste Management Segment 6ish: Great American Country
Waste Management Segment 6ish: Great American Country
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Tough Enough to Wear Pink Featured on Great American Country (GAC)
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Drake Chenault - Great American Country Demo
Drake Chenault - Great American Country Demo
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Lady Antebellum goes green on "Great American Country"
Lady Antebellum goes green on "Great American Country"
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Kevin Major - Great American Country (GAC) TV interview
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Michelle Rene
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Silver Dollar City Echo Hollow-Great American Country Nights
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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Preview - Only on Great American Country
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Josh Gracin on Great American Country
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2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Promo - Only on Great American Country
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Wrangler NFR Preview - Great American Country
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Great American Country
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The Great American Country Drifters Reunion Show Clips
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Two Guys Garage & Truck U - Great American Country Promo
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Great American Country (GAC) Adds Sticks Country Music Festival to Line-Up!
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AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC (25 songs)
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Great American Country
GAC-logo.png
Launched December 31, 1995
Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Knoxville, Tennessee
Sister channel(s) Cooking Channel
DIY Network
Food Network
HGTV
Travel Channel
Website www.gactv.com
Availability
Satellite
Dish Network 165 (SD only)
DirecTV 326 (SD only)
Cable
Verizon FiOS 223 (SD only)
Available on most other U.S. cable systems Consult your local cable provider for channel availability
IPTV
AT&T U-Verse 1529 (HD)
529 (SD)

Great American Country (or GAC) is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee,[1] the channel features country music programming including music videos, music performance specials and live concerts, along with country lifestyle entertainment and original lifestyle programming.

As of August 2013, GAC is available to approximately 62,914,000 television households (55.09% of cable, satellite and telco customers) in the United States.[2]

History[edit]

The channel was launched on December 31, 1995, with the first music video to be broadcast on the channel, for Garth Brooks' "The Thunder Rolls".[3] The channel was originally owned by the Centennial, Colorado-based Jones Radio Network. Scripps Networks, which was spun off from the E. W. Scripps Company in July 2008, acquired Great American Country from Jones Radio Network on October 12, 2004

Previous logo used from 2011-2013
First Great American Country logo

In late 2005, television industry trade publication Broadcasting & Cable named GAC as one of TV's "Breakout Networks"[4] heading into 2006, saying of the channel: "The emerging GAC is a younger, hipper version that respects Nashville's country roads but widens the boulevards."

Great American Country and ABC Radio Networks (now Cumulus Media) formed a partnership to produce a nightly radio show called GAC Nights: Live From Nashville hosted by Suzanne Alexander, and co-hosted by Storme Warren, and Nan Kelley. It was broadcast from its studios at Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee. The show ran from 2007 to 2009, when it was canceled.[citation needed]

AT&T U-verse dropped Great American Country, and sister networks Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV and DIY Network on November 5, 2010 due to a carriage dispute over an increase in retransmission fees.[5] Two days later, however, the dispute was resolved.[6][7]

On October 1, 2013, the network unveiled a new brand identity and dropped its "GAC" acronym in favor of using the Great American Country name in full.[8] The network also unveiled a new logo, and announced that it will begin broadcasting in high definition.[8] The network expanded beyond its country music roots with programs that chronicle families and American lifestyle themes.[9]

Programming[edit]

Country music comprises at least 50 percent of Great American Country’s programming, but the channel also features an emphasis on programs celebrating American culture.[10]

The network’s original programming includes, Kimberly’s Simply Southern, a cooking show featuring Kimberly Schlapman (member of the country music group Little Big Town); Farm Kings, a reality show chronicling the King family of Freedom Farms; and Celebrity Motor Homes, featuring country music artists' tour buses.[11] The network also televises the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.[12]

With the channel's rebranding, the daily music video show Daily Countdown was renamed Great American Playlist. Top 20 Country Countdown continues to air each week and the network still offers country music specials including, Backstory, Introducing and Origins.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scripps-Howard FAQ". Scripps-Howard. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 23, 2013). "List of How Many Homes Each Cable Networks Is In - Cable Network Coverage Estimates As Of August 2013". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ The Official Garth Brooks Website
  4. ^ Hot & Happening: Breakout Networks - 31 October 2005 - Broadcasting & Cable
  5. ^ AT&T's U-verse Drops Food Network, HGTV and Other Scripps Networks, Chicago Tribune, November 5, 2010
  6. ^ Food Network, HGTV, Back on U-verse, Chicago Tribune, November 7, 2010
  7. ^ AT&T U-verse, Scripps Reconnect on Carriage Contract, MultiChannel News, November 7, 2010
  8. ^ a b "Great American Country Unveils New Brand Identity". The Futon Critic. October 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Great American Country Broadens Expanse". , MediaPost News, October 2, 2013
  10. ^ Watts, Cindy (October 2, 2013). "GAC announces rebranding, programming changes". The Tennessean. 
  11. ^ "Great American Country Unveils New Brand Identity". The Wall Street Journal. September 30, 2013. , The Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2013
  12. ^ "Rodeo Stars Thrill Packed House". , Amarillo Globe-News, September 18, 2013
  13. ^ "GAC Announces Rebranding Changes". , The Tennessean, October 2, 2013

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