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  • Top 10 Country Work Songs

    Top 10 Country Work Songs

    | August 31, 2014

    The history of country music is filled with songs about work and workers.  The Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, wrote a dozen songs on the subject, mostly about trains and trainmen, but also about muleskinners, sailors, and farmers.    Recent history has continued the trend, with Merle Haggard, Alabama, and Alan Jackson each delivering several appropriate […]

  • Lady A's Dave On Baby Watch

    Lady A’s Dave On Baby Watch

    | August 30, 2014

    Lady Antebellum’s Dave Heywood and wife Kelli are in the final days of their baby watch.  The actual due date for their baby boy is next weekend, but Dave told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that it could come sooner: “If I get a phone call during the show, I’ve got to go.  She could have the […]

  • Lady Antebellum Co-Host 8/30-31

    Lady Antebellum Co-Host 8/30-31

    | August 26, 2014

    Lady Antebellum co-host the Countdown this Labor Day weekend.  Their current Top 5 hit is “Bartender.”  It’s the first single from their album “747,” available September 30.  The trio talk about their new album, which came together quickly last spring.  They also talk about their tour this summer with Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.  Who […]

  • Chris Young: Injured Hand Update

    Chris Young: Injured Hand Update

    | August 26, 2014

    Chris Young attended a #1 party Monday for his hit “Who I Am With You.” But the big news from the day was Chris was not in a sling, he was not wearing a bandage on his left hand, and he was saying he has mostly recovered from a knife accident in June that practically cut […]

Top 10 Country Work Songs

Top 10 Country Work Songs

| August 31, 2014

The history of country music is filled with songs about work and workers.  The Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, wrote a dozen songs on the subject, mostly about trains and trainmen, but also about muleskinners, sailors, and farmers.    Recent history has continued the trend, with Merle Haggard, Alabama, and Alan Jackson each delivering several appropriate […]

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Lady A's Dave On Baby Watch

Lady A’s Dave On Baby Watch

| August 30, 2014

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Heywood and wife Kelli are in the final days of their baby watch.  The actual due date for their baby boy is next weekend, but Dave told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that it could come sooner: “If I get a phone call during the show, I’ve got to go.  She could have the […]

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Alan Jackson Opens New Exhibit

Alan Jackson Opens New Exhibit

| August 28, 2014

Fans of Alan Jackson will want to plan a trip to Nashville soon.  A new exhibit of Alan’s personal items will be on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum starting this Friday.  Before now, you needed an invitation to Alan’s home to see a lot of these things.  The exhibit includes stage clothes, […]

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Lady Antebellum Co-Host 8/30-31

Lady Antebellum Co-Host 8/30-31

| August 26, 2014

Lady Antebellum co-host the Countdown this Labor Day weekend.  Their current Top 5 hit is “Bartender.”  It’s the first single from their album “747,” available September 30.  The trio talk about their new album, which came together quickly last spring.  They also talk about their tour this summer with Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.  Who […]

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Chris Young: Injured Hand Update

Chris Young: Injured Hand Update

| August 26, 2014

Chris Young attended a #1 party Monday for his hit “Who I Am With You.” But the big news from the day was Chris was not in a sling, he was not wearing a bandage on his left hand, and he was saying he has mostly recovered from a knife accident in June that practically cut […]

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Dierks Bentley Takes The Challenge

Dierks Bentley Takes The Challenge

| August 23, 2014

Just about every country star you can name, from Garth Brooks to George Strait, has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Last week, Dierks Bentley was challenged by tour-mate Chase Rice, and as you can see, he dumped a tub of ice water on his head.  He talked about the experience with Country Countdown USA’s Lon […]

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Dierks Bentley Is The Drone Slayer

Dierks Bentley Is The Drone Slayer

| August 23, 2014

Dierks Bentley’s current hit is “Drunk On a Plane.”  But Dierks has a more sober interest in aircraft. He flies planes himself.  He’s not only a licensed pilot, but he also flies remote-control model planes.  He talked about his new hobby with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: So what’s this we hear you’ve gotten into remote-control planes: […]

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Dierks Bentley's Baby Boy Knox

Dierks Bentley’s Baby Boy Knox

| August 23, 2014

Dierks Bentley’s son Knox is now 10 months old.  So how has having three children changed his life?  He talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: Give us the Knox update: I can do a whole ‘nother show on kids.  It’s crazy, the love, the pain, the joy, the heartbreak they bring in […]

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New Trisha Yearwood Music Soon

New Trisha Yearwood Music Soon

| August 23, 2014

(Nashville, TN – August 19, 2014) – Grammy Award-winning vocalist Trisha Yearwood has signed with Sony Music Nashville and announced that her twelfth studio album will be titled PrizeFighter on RCA Nashville. The news was shared at an event tonight that gathered friends and colleagues for an evening of food and music that she performed […]

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New To Top 30: Sam Hunt

New To Top 30: Sam Hunt

| August 23, 2014

If you’ve heard the #1 hits “We Are Tonight” by Billy Currington, “Cop Car” by Keith Urban, or “Come Over” by Kenny Chesney, then you’ve already heard Sam Hunt.  That’s because Sam wrote those songs.  Now he has the chance to sing his own music.  His debut song, “Leave The Night On” is in this […]

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