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(March 30, 2012 — Florence, AZ) — Great American Country (GAC) television is readying their tour bus to make the cross-country trek for Country Thunder to be held in Florence, Arizona on Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15 and in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin on Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, 2012. For the sixth year in a row, GAC (known as one of the foremost authorities for today’s most popular country music stars, videos and concert events) will be the official national broadcast partner of the four-day premier lifestyle festival. For more information on Country Thunder, please visit

Top names making appearances in Florence includeAlan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton andBig & Rich – as well as performances by Eli Young Band, Craig Morgan, Sawyer Brown, Kellie Pickler, Jake Owen, The Roys, The Farm, Neal McCoy, Joe Nichols, Thompson Square, Phil Vassar, The Band Perry and more.

Top names making appearances in Twin Lakes include Jason Aldrean, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith and Big & Rich – as well as performances by Dwight Yoakam, The McClymonts, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Casey James, Brantley Gilbert and more.

GAC will be mixing it up with fans at both festivals! Fans can step onboard the GAC Tour Bus and view samples of upcoming shows and provide feedback. They will also have the opportunity to have their pictures taken via Cybertech, which will place their image in an interview setting with GAC Host Nan Kelley in front of the GAC Tour Bus.

Of course, GAC will be on site at both festivals and broadcasting from Wisconsin bringing you all the behind-the-scene interviews and stories from Country Thunder. Air dates and programming to be announced.

“GAC is proud to be the national TV partner of Country Thunder” said Scott Durand, vice president of marketing, Great American Country. “Our ongoing partnership with Country Thunder represents our desire to be where the country fans are and give them a chance to engage with the network.”

Four-day festival passes are currently on sale $160 for Florence, Arizona ($200 at the gate). Attendees have until March 30 to reserve a Port-a-Potty, so they’ll be “sitting pretty” for the festival. Additionally, for the FIRST time ever, tickets for the 2013 festival can already be reserved. For more information, please visit

Four-day passes for Twin Lakes, Wisconsin are currently available for a discounted price of $120. If you are planning on attending more than one day of the festival in Wisconsin, don’t be an April Fool! Multi-day passes will go up to $140 beginning April 1, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets now for the best value. (Single-day passes will also be available for $45 for Thursday and $80 for all other days beginning April 1). Also, there are still a few campsites available on the Encore campground for $150. These fill up quickly, so don’t delay. Simply visit today to take care of all your Country Thunder needs, including purchasing tickets, view full schedule, campsite locations and vendor information!

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