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Sam Hunt Gets Debut #1

Sam Hunt Gets Debut #1

| November 16, 2014

Sam Hunt is having quite a week!  His debut album, Montevallo, was just released and topped the Country Album chart.  Then he got the news that the his first single, “Leave The Night On,” is #1.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton & co-host Frankie Ballard called Sam this week to congratulate him: (Lon) Frankie was […]

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Frankie Ballard's Truck Stop Show

Frankie Ballard’s Truck Stop Show

| November 16, 2014

Frankie Ballard has played a lot of unusual places in his musical career.  But one that he’ll never forget is an Arkansas truck stop he played at 3 AM, thanks to John Rich.  Frankie told the story to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “John Rich called me up, and said, ‘Let’s write some songs this weekend.’  So […]

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Frankie Ballard Co-Hosts 11/15-16

Frankie Ballard Co-Hosts 11/15-16

| November 11, 2014

You know him for hits like “Helluva Life” and his current one “Sunshine & Whiskey.”  This week, get to know Frankie Ballard as he makes his countdown co-hosting debut.  He’ll tell you how Kenny Chesney & Taylor Swift changed his life.  Frankie & Lon spent time together on the Blake Shelton Cruise and in Memphis, […]

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TV For Toby Keith's Daughter

TV For Toby Keith’s Daughter

| November 9, 2014

Toby Keith’s daughter Krystal released her debut album last year, and she spent the summer on the road opening shows for her famous father.  Now we hear she may have exciting things on her plate.  Toby revealed the news to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “There are some TV production people taking her to LA. […]

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Backstage At The CMA Awards

Backstage At The CMA Awards

| November 9, 2014

The 48th Annual CMA Awards was a huge success, with over 18 million people watching on TV.  But a small group of people saw the show from a different place: Backstage.  Country Countdown USA was fortunate to be credentialed for the Media Room.  That means we got to ask questions of the winners, and sit […]

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Rascal Flatts Bids Club Farewell

Rascal Flatts Bids Club Farewell

| November 9, 2014

Fifteen years ago, Rascal Flatts played a small club called the Fiddle & Steel in Nashville’s Printer’s Alley.  It was there that they honed their sound, and got signed to a record deal.  So when they heard the club was closing at the end of the year, they wanted to play one last show.  It […]

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Toby Keith "Stays In Mexico"

Toby Keith “Stays In Mexico”

| November 9, 2014

Ten years ago, Toby Keith had a hit with the song “Stays In Mexico.”  Now it seems that Toby will be spending more time there himself.  For years, Toby has vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, near his friend Sammy Hagar.  This week, Toby revealed to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that he just bought a house there. […]

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Toby Keith's Football Star Son

Toby Keith’s Football Star Son

| November 9, 2014

Toby Keith loves football.  On Saturdays, you’ll see him walking the sidelines at Oklahoma Sooners games.  On Sundays, he roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  But on Friday nights, you’ll find him cheering his 17-year-old son Stelen, who plays high school football.  Toby talked about his son with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: When you watch […]

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Toby Keith Co-Hosts 11/8-9

Toby Keith Co-Hosts 11/8-9

| November 6, 2014

Toby Keith co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His just released a new single: “Drunk Americans,” and he explains why this song is different from his other songs about Americans.  Veteran’s Day is November 11th, and Toby talks about his continuing commitment to our troops.  Toby reveals that he just bought a beach house in Cabo […]

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Luke Bryan Wins CMA Entertainer

Luke Bryan Wins CMA Entertainer

| November 6, 2014

 Luke Bryan Wins His First CMA Award – Entertainer of the Year! NASHVILLE – Top winner Miranda Lambert collected trophies and broke records, while Luke Bryan picked up the night’s top honor, winning his first-ever CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year at “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” Lambert won four awards Wednesday, including her […]

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