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Archive for April, 2012

How Lee Brice Proposed

How Lee Brice Proposed

| April 21, 2012

Lee Brice currently has the wedding song of the year with “A Woman Like You.”  And he’ll soon have a chance to sing it at his own ceremony.  That’s because Lee recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sara.  It happened back in January while the two were vacationing in Key West.  Lee told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton the […]

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Baby Girl For Joe Nichols

Baby Girl For Joe Nichols

| April 19, 2012

Nashville, TN April 18, 2012 –  Joe and Heather Nichols are the proud parents to a daughter, Dylan River Nichols, born April 17, 2012.  This is the first child for the couple, who married in 2007. Mother and child are doing fine, according to Dad.    “Our prayers have been answered,” said Heather. “We went […]

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Lady Antebellum Co-Host 4/21-22

Lady Antebellum Co-Host 4/21-22

| April 17, 2012

Lady Antebellum will co-host the Countdown this week.  Dave Haywood just got married, and he tells Lon how he first met his wife.  He also talks about his recent bachelor party.  Lon visited the trio during a concert in Kansas City, and there are lots of stories from that night, including a cake Lady A gave to […]

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Lady A's Dave Haywood Married

Lady A’s Dave Haywood Married

| April 15, 2012

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood got married in Nashville Saturday to fiance Kelli Cashiola.  The two got engaged during the Christmas holidays.  Dave’s bandmates, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, attended.  The trio will co-host the Countdown next weekend, and Dave will tell Lon when he first met Kelli.  He also talks about his bachelor party. Read the […]

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Lee Brice Wins 1st ACM

Lee Brice Wins 1st ACM

| April 14, 2012

What a week for singer/songwriter Lee Brice.  His hit song “A Woman Like You,” is racing up the chart.  He’s about to release his second CD.  And then he wins his first ACM Award, as writer of the ACM Song of the Year, “Crazy Girl.”  We caught up with Lee backstage moments after he won […]

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Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, & Goats

Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, & Goats

| April 14, 2012

Back in January, Luke Bryan told us that he had been attacked by a pair of goats during the CMT Tour.  This week, we got the story from the man who pulled the goat prank, Lee Brice.  Turns out that it was an act of retaliation.  Luke struck first, while Lee was on stage, singing […]

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Keith On Opry: Nicole Knew!

Keith On Opry: Nicole Knew!

| April 13, 2012

There’s no question that Keith Urban was totally surprised when Vince Gill invited him to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.  You can see it in his face.  We spoke to him a couple days later, and he confirmed that he was shocked: “It’s not every day you get a duffle bag brought to […]

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New To The Top 30: Dustin Lynch

New To The Top 30: Dustin Lynch

| April 13, 2012

There are some new names to this week’s Top 30, including Dustin Lynch.  His debut single, “Cowboys & Angels,” checks in at #28.  We spoke to the young singer at the ACM Awards a couple weeks ago, and he told us he actually wrote his debut single:  I wrote that song almost 2 years ago.  […]

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All For The Hall Surprises

All For The Hall Surprises

| April 11, 2012

Keith Urban’s annual All For The Hall benefit concert in Nashville was a night of surprises.  Start with unexpected appearances by legends Don Williams and Merle Haggard.  But the biggest surprise came for the host himself towards the end of the night.  Vince Gill stopped the show and asked Rascal Flatts, the Oak Ridge Boys, and […]

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Lee Brice Co-Hosts 4/14-15

Lee Brice Co-Hosts 4/14-15

| April 9, 2012

Lee Brice co-hosts the Countdown this week.  He just picked up an ACM Award last week for writing the Eli Young Band hit Crazy Girl.  He also has a hit in our Top 5 called “A Woman Like You.”  His new CD, “Hard 2 Love,” will be released on April 24.  And he just got […]

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