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Top 10 Stories of 2011 from Lonestar 102.3

Top 10 Stories of 2011 from Lonestar 102.3
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It's been a busy year, and it seems like it's gone by so fast. Whether you were surfing the web at work or staying up late online at home, there was plenty of viral videos, weird stories and celebrity news to keep you entertained. As the end of the year rolls around, we went back and took a look at the top 10 most viewed stories from right here on the Lonestar 102.3 website. Here is a recap of what you checked out over the past 12 months – and don't go to sleep yet, there is stuff happening on the internet!

Zac Brown Band - Colder Weahter


Zac Brown Band took the country music scene by storm with their hit single “Chicken Fried”, but it was the video for their more somber song “Colder Weather” that earned them the number 10 spot on this list.


Scotty McCreery
Kevin Winter/Getty Images


Back in March we shared a list created by of 5 reasons why Scotty McCreery will win American Idol. As I'm sure you know, and if you don't then get out from under that rock you've been living under, Scotty McCreery did in fact win American Idol this year – making us (and Taste of Country) succesful country music prognosticators.


top 10 sexiest country videos


Taste of Country counted down the Top 10 Sexiest Country Videos, which include alluring women wearing very little and men in boots who have mastered the art of seduction. Read more to see the entire list and watch the videos


Scotty McCreery
Michael Tullberg/Getty Images


We kept a close eye on Scotty McCreery during last season of American Idol and his live performance of John Michael Montgomery’s ‘Letters From Home’ proved him worthy of our attention. Read more to see a video of that performance and see the judges reactions to the break out star.


Monkey Steals Camera
photo credit: This monkey (via David Slater's camera)


Well, that's exactly what happened. A macaque monkey grabbed a camera away from a wildlife photographer and decided to snap a few self portraits. Click through to read the story and see more pics.


Wildfires Spread into Wichita Falls City Limits
Ed Dulaney


Wichita Falls went into disaster mode in April of this year as extreme heat, dry conditions and high winds caused an outbreak of wildfires around the city. None more devastating than the fire near Missle Road that claimed some five residential homes.


Brantley Gilbert - Colt Ford - Dirt Road Anthem
Getty Images


Before his rise to the top of the charts, Brantley Gilbert co-wrote the song “Dirt Road Anthem” with Colt Ford. And before Jason Aldean made it famous with his version, Brantley and Colt recorded their own version. Read more to hear both versions.


Blind Great Dane
Dogs Trust


Every once in a while you come across a story that just hits you right in the heart. This story of Lily the blind Great Dane and her buddy; and guide dog, Maddison is nothing short of amazing.


Grown Woman Steals Baseball from Little Girl


We go from a touching story to a down right despicable one. Back in June of this year a grown woman was caught on tape stealing a foul ball right out of the hands of an innocent little girl. Pretty low. Read more to watch the video.


Scotty McCreery First Audition on American Idol


The number one most viewed story here on the Lonestar website is the story of a 16 year old country boy from North Carolina that auditioned for American Idol singing Josh Turner's 'Your Man'. Turns out that boy can really sing (see #9). Read more to watch the video of Scotty's first audition.


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