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Kelsea Ballerini's Nashville Debut

Kelsea Ballerini’s Nashville Debut

| May 13, 2015

Kelsea Ballerini’s Nashville debut was sold out, and her 90 minute show Tuesday night was a powerful statement that there’s a new contender in the Country Female category.  The site was 3rd & Lindsley, a club that was the launch-pad for many of today’s top stars, including Lady Antebellum.  The show was part of CMT’s Next […]

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Tyler Farr Co-Hosts 5-16-17

Tyler Farr Co-Hosts 5-16-17

| May 11, 2015

Tyler Farr co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current Top 5 hit is “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.” It’s the first single from his newly released sophomore album Suffer In Peace. Tyler is on the road now with Jason Aldean & Cole Swindell on the Burn It Down Tour.  He also has great stories […]

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Eric Church's Baby Boy Hawk

Eric Church’s Baby Boy Hawk

| May 10, 2015

Back in February, Eric Church and his wife Katherine welcomed their second son, who they named Tennessee Hawkins Church.  This week, Eric revealed to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton the story behind his son’s unique name: “We call him Hawk.  Hawk was just something that kind of came to me.  We have a bunch of […]

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Church On His ACM Performance

Church On His ACM Performance

| May 10, 2015

Eric Church & Keith Urban kicked off the 2015 ACM Awards with their current duet “Raise ‘Em Up.”  There were over 75,000 fans in AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play, so there was a lot of pressure.  But down on the stage, it was calm and relaxed.  Eric talked about it with Country Countdown […]

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Eric Church on "The Skittles Mix"

Eric Church on “The Skittles Mix”

| May 10, 2015

Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton had a chance to attend Eric Church’s show in Denver a couple months ago.  The Outsiders World Tour has been one of the biggest shows of the year.  So when Eric co-hosted the Countdown, Lon had a chance to ask him about it: You have some side-pits around your stage, with […]

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Archives: Keith Urban & "Mum"

Archives: Keith Urban & “Mum”

| May 10, 2015

We thought we’d share a photo from our archives on this Mother’s Day.  During the course of doing Country Countdown USA, several co-hosts have brought their moms.  The most recent was Scotty McCreery.  But Taylor Swift often brought her mom (and her dad) to our studio.  About ten years ago, Phil Vassar brought his mom.  But […]

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Eric Church Gold & Platinum

Eric Church Gold & Platinum

| May 9, 2015

It was an unseasonably warm day in March as Eric Church was in Nashville to celebrate a #1 song with “Talladega.”  His record label took the opportunity to present him two additional gifts: A Platinum record for “The Outsiders,” and a Gold Record for his debut album “Sinners Like Me.”  That album was released almost […]

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Eric Church Co-Hosts 5/9-10

Eric Church Co-Hosts 5/9-10

| May 4, 2015

Eric Church is this week’s co-host, and he has TWO songs in this week’s Top 30.  The first is his fifth single from The Outsiders, “Like a Wrecking Ball.” The other is his duet with Keith Urban, “Raise ‘Em Up.”  Eric just returned from the ACM Awards in Dallas, where he performed with Keith.  He […]

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New Music: Chris Stapleton Debut

New Music: Chris Stapleton Debut

| May 4, 2015

He may not have a song in this week’s Top 30, but you definitely know Chris Stapleton’s music.  He’s written several multi-week #1 hits, like “Never Wanted Nothin’ More” for Kenny Chesney, and “Drink A Beer” by Luke Bryan.  He’s also on the road now with Eric Church.   Now Chris Stapleton has put together an album of music for […]

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Dierks Goes Bowling With FGL

Dierks Goes Bowling With FGL

| May 3, 2015

Dierks Bentley hosted a pre-Super Bowl party in February at his Whiskey Row club in Phoenix.  Lots of big stars attended, including Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, and Kid Rock.  But apparently there was a party BEFORE the party.  Dierks explained this week to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “We went bowling that afternoon.  Me, Florida […]

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