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  • Lee Brice & Garth: "A Miracle!"

    Lee Brice & Garth: “A Miracle!”

    | April 25, 2015

    In January, Lee Brice got to sing “More Than a Memory” with Garth Brooks at a show in Boston.  Lee told the entire story of that amazing night to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “That was an insane thing.  I wrote that song in 2007, he had a #1, I got to meet him, but […]

  • Lee Brice Co-Hosts 4/25-26

    Lee Brice Co-Hosts 4/25-26

    | April 20, 2015

    Lee Brice joins Lon this week as co-host.  Lee just won the ACM Single of the Year for “I Don’t Dance.”  His current Top 5 hit is “Drinking Class.”   A few months ago, Lee got to sing “More Than a Memory” with his hero Garth Brooks.  Lee tells the story of that very special night.   […]

  • Luke Bryan Wins ACM Entertainer

    Luke Bryan Wins ACM Entertainer

    | April 20, 2015

    ARLINGTON, TX (April 19, 2015) – Winners have been announced for the 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TX. The Awards show moved to Texas for the first time ever in celebration of its […]

  • 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 […]

Lee Brice & Garth: "A Miracle!"

Lee Brice & Garth: “A Miracle!”

| April 25, 2015

In January, Lee Brice got to sing “More Than a Memory” with Garth Brooks at a show in Boston.  Lee told the entire story of that amazing night to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “That was an insane thing.  I wrote that song in 2007, he had a #1, I got to meet him, but […]

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Lee Brice Co-Hosts 4/25-26

Lee Brice Co-Hosts 4/25-26

| April 20, 2015

Lee Brice joins Lon this week as co-host.  Lee just won the ACM Single of the Year for “I Don’t Dance.”  His current Top 5 hit is “Drinking Class.”   A few months ago, Lee got to sing “More Than a Memory” with his hero Garth Brooks.  Lee tells the story of that very special night.   […]

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Luke Bryan Wins ACM Entertainer

Luke Bryan Wins ACM Entertainer

| April 20, 2015

ARLINGTON, TX (April 19, 2015) – Winners have been announced for the 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TX. The Awards show moved to Texas for the first time ever in celebration of its […]

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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 […]

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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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