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  • Reba Releases 27th Album

    Reba Releases 27th Album

    | April 18, 2015

    Reba is back with her first new album in five years called “Love Somebody.”  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton asked if she approached this one with a different process: “Not really.  It’s the same formula I’ve always used, just try to find the best songs possible, the ones that touch my heart.  If they touch […]

  • 50th ACM Awards This Sunday

    50th ACM Awards This Sunday

    | April 16, 2015

    Country’s top stars are heading to Dallas for the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The special show will be televised live this Sunday night on CBS-TV.  Over 70,000 fans will attend at AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play. Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he is looking forward to Sunday’s […]

  • Reba McEntire Co-Hosts 4/18-19

    Reba McEntire Co-Hosts 4/18-19

    | April 14, 2015

    Country legend Reba joins Lon this week to co-host the Countdown.  It’s been five years since her last appearance.  The occasion is the release of her 27th studio album, “Love Somebody.”  She’s also about to begin a residency in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace starting June 17.  She’s in Dallas this weekend for the 50th Annual […]

  • Why Zac Brown Changed Hats

    Why Zac Brown Changed Hats

    | April 12, 2015

    For a long time, when we’ve seen Zac Brown, he’s worn a wool cap.  But lately, he’s sported more stylish headwear.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton spoke with Zac about his changing looks: “I’ve always kind of done what I wanted to do.  I’ve had a lot of people ask me, ‘Why the change in hat,’ […]

Reba Releases 27th Album

Reba Releases 27th Album

| April 18, 2015

Reba is back with her first new album in five years called “Love Somebody.”  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton asked if she approached this one with a different process: “Not really.  It’s the same formula I’ve always used, just try to find the best songs possible, the ones that touch my heart.  If they touch […]

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50th ACM Awards This Sunday

50th ACM Awards This Sunday

| April 16, 2015

Country’s top stars are heading to Dallas for the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The special show will be televised live this Sunday night on CBS-TV.  Over 70,000 fans will attend at AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play. Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he is looking forward to Sunday’s […]

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Reba McEntire Co-Hosts 4/18-19

Reba McEntire Co-Hosts 4/18-19

| April 14, 2015

Country legend Reba joins Lon this week to co-host the Countdown.  It’s been five years since her last appearance.  The occasion is the release of her 27th studio album, “Love Somebody.”  She’s also about to begin a residency in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace starting June 17.  She’s in Dallas this weekend for the 50th Annual […]

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Why Zac Brown Changed Hats

Why Zac Brown Changed Hats

| April 12, 2015

For a long time, when we’ve seen Zac Brown, he’s worn a wool cap.  But lately, he’s sported more stylish headwear.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton spoke with Zac about his changing looks: “I’ve always kind of done what I wanted to do.  I’ve had a lot of people ask me, ‘Why the change in hat,’ […]

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Zac Brown's Baby Boy "Bubs"

Zac Brown’s Baby Boy “Bubs”

| April 12, 2015

Zac Brown and his wife welcomed their first son, Alexander Frost Brown, last May.  This week, Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton spoke with Zac about his son’s name: “Alexander is my middle name, which is also my great-grandfather’s name.  My great-grandfather was 6 foot 7, he was a big dude.  When my son was born, […]

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Zac Brown Previews New Album

Zac Brown Previews New Album

| April 8, 2015

Zac Brown’s new album Jekyll & Hyde will be released on April 28th.  It contains 16 songs, including the current hit, “Homegrown.”  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton spoke with Zac about making the album: What will we hear on it? “I think you’ve got the best of what people would expect from our other records, […]

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Vote Now For ACM Awards

Vote Now For ACM Awards

| April 8, 2015

Encino, CA (April 8, 2015) – The Academy of Country Music announced today that fan voting is now open for the ACM Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s awards. Country music fans have the power to choose the winners by casting their votes now with voting partner […]

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Zac Brown Co-Hosts 4/11-12

Zac Brown Co-Hosts 4/11-12

| April 7, 2015

Zac Brown co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current Top 5 hit is “Homegrown,” from the new album “Jekyll & Hyde.” He explains why he considers this the most important album of his career.  Zac is also about to kick off a huge world tour.  He updates us on his 10-month old son.  Plus, what happened to […]

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D Rucker & C Kelley Co-Host 4/3-4

D Rucker & C Kelley Co-Host 4/3-4

| April 1, 2015

Darius Rucker & Lady A’s Charles Kelley co-host the Countdown this week.  Lon is still in Maui.  Darius & Charles co-wrote “Homegrown Honey,” and the two are also great golfing buddies.  They talk about this year’s Pebble Beach Golf Tournament, where Charles was paired with actor Ray Romano.  Darius talks about his new album “Southern […]

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Darius Rucker Previews New Album

Darius Rucker Previews New Album

| March 30, 2015

Darius Rucker will release his fourth solo album on March 31st.  It’s called “Southern Style,” and he previewed the album with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton:  “For me it’s a record about growing up and living in the south.  There’s a song on the record called ‘Southern Style,’ and I thought it was the perfect way to […]

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