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Archive for July, 2011

Chris Young: Hat or No Hat?

Chris Young: Hat or No Hat?

| July 23, 2011

For most of his musical career, Chris Young sported a black Resistol cowboy hat.  It was something he picked up during his club days in Dallas.  He wore it through the Nashville Star competition, and on his first two albums.  But lately, Chris has had a new look, going hatless!  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton […]

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Terri Clark: Life Goes On

Terri Clark: Life Goes On

| July 23, 2011

It’s been five years since Terri Clark had a song in the Countdown.  Of course before that, she had a great ten year run with ten hits and 5 #1s, including “You’re Easy On The Eyes” and “Girls Lie Too.”  In 2007, Terri learned that her mother had cancer.  Terri took a break from the […]

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Chris Young Supports the Soldiers

Chris Young Supports the Soldiers

| July 23, 2011

Chris Young made his first trip to Iraq in 2009, as a guest of Craig Morgan.  That experience was powerful enough for Chris to join a group called Stars For Stripes, that brings entertainers to military bases around the world.  This past April, Chris made his first solo trip to the Middle East. Country Countdown USA host […]

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Top 10 Tennessee Country Stars

Top 10 Tennessee Country Stars

| July 23, 2011

This week’s co-host, Chris Young, was born in Murfreesboro, TN, about 25 miles southeast of Nashville.  As he says in this week’s show, a lot of country singers live in the Nashville area.  Only a few were born and raised there.  That got us interested in putting together a Top 10 list of Tennessee Country […]

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Chris Young Co-Hosts July 23-24

Chris Young Co-Hosts July 23-24

| July 17, 2011

Chris Young joins Lon this week.  He just released his third CD, “Neon,” featuring the Top 5 hit “Tomorrow.” He’s currently on the road with Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party tour.  He attended the Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert’s wedding, and describes what the all-star event was like.  Plus stories about Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, […]

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Dia & Miranda on The Voice

Dia & Miranda on The Voice

| July 16, 2011

There were several key moments in the finale of “The Voice.”  One of the highlights was when Team Blake’s Dia Frampton sang “The House That Built Me” with Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert.   Country Countdown USA host Lon Helton asked Blake about that very pivotal point: Lon: When they cut to you on camera, when Miranda […]

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Brad & Blake Exchange Tour Pranks

Brad & Blake Exchange Tour Pranks

| July 16, 2011

This week’s co-host Blake Shelton is on the road this summer with Brad Paisley.  Brad is a well-known practical joker, and so is Blake.  So what happens when you get these two together?  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton asked Blake: “Everybody asks me about this, and the only thing that’s happened so far is on […]

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Blake & Miranda's Celebrity Wedding

Blake & Miranda’s Celebrity Wedding

| July 16, 2011

When Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced they would be getting married, it quickly became one of the most talked-about events of the year.  They are the CMA’s reigning Male and Female Vocalists, so they are country music royalty, and it became country’s Royal Wedding.  The guest list certainly fit that image.  In addition to their […]

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Top 10 Country Celebrity Couples

Top 10 Country Celebrity Couples

| July 15, 2011

When Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert tied the knot in May, it was the first time two major country stars had married since Garth Brooks married Trisha Yearwood in 2005.  But where would you rank them on a Top 10 list of country celebrity couples?  Take a look at our list and see if you’d […]

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Blake's Lessons from The Voice

Blake’s Lessons from The Voice

| July 15, 2011

Blake Shelton has been a recording artist for ten years.  He’s been in music since he was a kid.  He thought he knew himself pretty well, until he because a coach on NBC’s hit TV show “The Voice.”  In this exclusive interview with Country Countdown USA host Lon Helton, Blake talks about what he learned […]

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