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Top 10 July 4th Songs

Top 10 July 4th Songs

| July 3, 2014

July 4th celebrates American Independence from the British.  But it also celebrates those traits we consider distinctly American.  Country music is a unique American artform.  So it’s no surprise that many country stars have released songs that have become patriotic anthems.  We’ve put together a list of songs that you’re likely to hear on the radio this […]

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Garth Brooks: Wait Is Over 7/7

Garth Brooks: Wait Is Over 7/7

| July 3, 2014

“The Wait Is Over 7/7.”  That’s the message at GarthBrooks.com.  So what does that mean?  It could be a big tour announcement, it could be new music, or it could be both. Here’s what we know: Garth’s lucky number is 7.  So making a major announcement on the 7th day of the 7th month, (probably […]

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Elvis & God Bless The USA

Elvis & God Bless The USA

| July 3, 2014

“God Bless The USA” is an American anthem that gets played on every patriotic holiday, including 4th of July.  The singer, Lee Greenwood, wrote the song in 1983, and re-recorded in 2003 after the US invasion of Iraq.  But what is the real story behind it?  According to Lee, Elvis Presley played a part. Back […]

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Tyler Farr Co-Hosts 7/5-6

Tyler Farr Co-Hosts 7/5-6

| July 1, 2014

Tyler Farr makes his countdown co-hosting debut this week.  His latest Top 5 hit is “Whiskey In My Water.”  Tyler explains how he came up with the unique title.  He’s on the road now with Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour.  Tyler says he & Jason have a pretty strange backstage routine.  Tyler is also […]

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Jake Owen Gets New Corvette

Jake Owen Gets New Corvette

| June 29, 2014

Jake Owen recently picked up some new wheels, and Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton helped.  Jake’s new car is a 2014 Corvette, and Lon is part of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.  Lon joined Jake at the Museum in April, where Jake got a tour, and did a concert.  They talked about it […]

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Jake Owen's Beachin' Summer Tour

Jake Owen’s Beachin’ Summer Tour

| June 28, 2014

Jake Owen is on the road with his first major tour: The Days Of Gold Tour.  It kicked off up in North Dakota back in March, and will continue through the end of October.  Jake was very excited to talk about all the work he’s put into this tour.  He spoke with Country Countdown USA’s Lon […]

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Little Big Town's Cocktail Recipe

Little Big Town’s Cocktail Recipe

| June 26, 2014

Little Big Town invited a group of Nashville area reporters to join them for a little “Day Drinking,” in honor of their new single of that name.  The center of attention was a custom cocktail, created by the band, which they call an LBT-Rita. “It’s easy.  We stole it from somebody else, and modified it:” 1 can […]

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Jake Owen Co-Hosts 6/28-29

Jake Owen Co-Hosts 6/28-29

| June 26, 2014

Jake Owen is Lon’s co-host this week.  His current Top 5 hit is “Beachin,’” and he says the song is connecting with fans all over the USA.  Jake is headlining his Days Of Gold Tour, with The Eli Young Band and Parmalee.  Jake tells Lon he went to the Super Bowl in February, played golf […]

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Lee Brice Previews New CD

Lee Brice Previews New CD

| June 21, 2014

Last week, Lee Brice previewed songs from his forthcoming third album for a group of invited guests in Nashville.  They gathered in the historic Columbia Studio A, where Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan recorded in the late 60s and 70s.  Lee was interviewed by Nashville journalist Robert K. Oermann about the project.  The […]

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Lee Brice Co-Hosts 6/21-22

Lee Brice Co-Hosts 6/21-22

| June 18, 2014

Lee Brice joins Lon to co-host the Countdown this week.  His current hit is “I Don’t Dance.”  He wrote it for his wedding, and it will be the title song for his next album, due in September.  Lee is on the road now with Luke Bryan, and he talks about the night Luke fell off the […]

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