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D Rucker & C Kelley Co-Host 4/3-4

D Rucker & C Kelley Co-Host 4/3-4

| April 1, 2015

Darius Rucker & Lady A’s Charles Kelley co-host the Countdown this week.  Lon is still in Maui.  Darius & Charles co-wrote “Homegrown Honey,” and the two are also great golfing buddies.  They talk about this year’s Pebble Beach Golf Tournament, where Charles was paired with actor Ray Romano.  Darius talks about his new album “Southern […]

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Darius Rucker Previews New Album

Darius Rucker Previews New Album

| March 30, 2015

Darius Rucker will release his fourth solo album on March 31st.  It’s called “Southern Style,” and he previewed the album with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton:  “For me it’s a record about growing up and living in the south.  There’s a song on the record called ‘Southern Style,’ and I thought it was the perfect way to […]

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Chris Young Making New Music

Chris Young Making New Music

| March 29, 2015

It’s been two years since Chris Young’s current album, “A.M.” was released.  He told Country Countdown USA that he’s been in the studio working on some new songs, and has made a few changes: “I’m actually working on new stuff right now, which is a lot of fun, I’m co-producing it with a new guy, […]

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Chris Young's Wild World Tour

Chris Young’s Wild World Tour

| March 29, 2015

Chris Young co-hosted this week’s Countdown in Maui, and he told host Lon Helton that it had been a long time since he’d been there: “I’ve been to Hawaii before, but I was a teenager.  So getting to play a couple shows, and you & I are hangin’ out here is kind of nice!  I […]

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Kenny Chesney Starts Big Revival

Kenny Chesney Starts Big Revival

| March 27, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2015): Kenny Chesney– clad in a dark sleeveless Grace Potter and the Nocturnals t-shirt – hit Nashville like a house a-fire. From the opening of the New Orleans funeral drum corps/street preacher noir film until the last ringing note of Joe Walsh’s hard-charging “All Night Long,” the East Tennessean showed how […]

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Chris Young Co-Hosts 3/28-29

Chris Young Co-Hosts 3/28-29

| March 23, 2015

This week, Chris Young co-hosts the Countdown with Lon from Maui.  They caught up with each other as Chris was traveling to a festival in Australia.  Chris’s current Top 5 hit is “Lonely Eyes.”  He’s been on the road all year with Lee Brice.  He gives us a sneak peak at some of the new […]

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Eric Church Gold, Platinum, & #1

Eric Church Gold, Platinum, & #1

| March 23, 2015

The location was the historic Acme Feed & Seed, near the Cumberland River in Nashville.  Many years ago, it was a farmer’s feed & supply store.  Now it’s an upscale restaurant that counts Alan Jackson among it’s owners.  Today it was the site for a party celebrating three big milestones for Eric Church.  First, his […]

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Brett Eldredge Played Super Bowl

Brett Eldredge Played Super Bowl

| March 22, 2015

Back in January, Brett Eldredge played a pretty cool gig: The Super Bowl pre-game tailgate party in Phoenix.  He talked about the experience with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I was riding in that lion that Katy Perry rode in on.  I was inside it.  No, I’m just kidding!  I wish I was!  I saw that […]

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Brett Eldredge Is House Hunting

Brett Eldredge Is House Hunting

| March 22, 2015

Back in November, Brett Eldredge was named CMA New Artist of the Year.  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he’s still looking for a place to display his trophy: “I just got my CMA Award.  Right now, it’s still in its box.  I’m house-hunting right now.  I’m waiting to find that perfect spot.  Maybe […]

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Brett Eldredge Keeps It Interesting

Brett Eldredge Keeps It Interesting

| March 21, 2015

Last summer, when Brett Eldredge had his second #1 with “Beat Of The Music,” he celebrated by swimming with sharks.  He commemorated his first #1, “Don’t Ya,” by jumping out of a moving airplane.  This week on Country Countdown USA, Lon Helton asked Brett which was more terrifying? “Skydiving is scarier than shark diving.  Shark […]

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