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Top 10 GNA Stories of 2011

As another year draws to a close we all begin to reflect on what happened in 2011 and with that we were inspired to see what the biggest stories on wgna.com were – and by biggest we mean the most read. Out of the hundreds of stories we published, Hurricane Irene was clearly dominant and you were very focused on our coverage of that devastating storm. You also enjoyed some fun stuff too – check out the top ten stories from wgna.com after the jump.

 

Richards Entertainment

 
Apparently a lot of you wanted to know how to d the line dance for Luke Bryan’s ‘Country Girl Shake It For Me’ and when Kevin Richards wrote an article about how to do it you couldn't get enough of the directions.

 

YouTube

 
Levack found a video on YouTube that gave him a great laugh and he wanted to share that with you. The video is of a dog owner teasing his pooch – and the pooch figured him out with hilarious results.

 

NBC

 
Casey was watching America's Got Talent and was blown away by the performance a six year old gave. You were impressed too – this was our eight most read story on wgna.com for 2011!

 

Katherine Bomboy, Getty Images

 
Lou made a very simple yet insightful point last Christmas about giving the gift of country music including his suggestions. You not only read this through the holidays but kept revisiting it all year long.

 

Richie Phillips

 
Richie visited Schoharie Elementary School after the devastation of Hurricane Irene and wrote a song with the kids about rebuilding their community. You were very touched by this positive moment in an otherwise sad situation – it's our sixth most read article of the year!

 

Brian Bushner

 
Another story about Irene making our top 10 list – this one was a gallery of photos from downtown Troy, NY which experienced flooding when the Hudson dramatically rose above her banks. Our Digital Managing Editor (who lives in downtown Troy) grabbed his camera headed out to document the flooding and this has become our fifth most read story of 2011.

 

Ethan Miller, Getty Images

 
Jake wrote this story not so long ago and it's been huge – you cannot get enough of 'Red Solo Cup' by Toby Keith and Jake asked you to send photos of 107.7 GNA spelled out in red Solo cups (which have been coming in steadily.) Cheers to you as we raise a red Solo cup as a toast to this being the fourth most read story of 2011.

 

Rick Diamond, Getty Images Entertainment

 
You were really, really, really excited to find out that Keith Urban was coming to Albany and even more excited to find out that his opening act was going to be Jake Owen. Really excited. So darn excited that this article by Scotty Blaine was the third most visited of the year.

 

Jason Merritt, Getty Images Entertainment

 
You asked – and we answered with step by step directions on how to do the Footloose Line Dance. Kevin Richards, our resident line dance expert was happy to explain this dance to you. Clearly you wanted to know how to do it and if you have any videos of yourself doing this please upload them to YouTube and send us the link!

 

GNA Facebook

 
Irene caused such havoc but we were on top of it for you. As news was breaking that a rogue barge was putting the Twin Bridges in danger we published a story about that plus an update on flooding at Jumpin' Jacks in Scotia and the possibility of Lock 7 failing. Everyone was so nervous with the flooding but you kept informed with wgna.com and this was the most read article of the year.

 

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