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Frankie Ballard's Helluva Life #1

Frankie Ballard’s Helluva Life #1

| April 2, 2014

Frankie Ballard came to Nashville five years ago after winning a talent contest in his home state of Michigan.  Five years later, he now has his very first #1 song: “Helluva Life.”  That song sums up his long hard climb to the top of the chart.  Last week, Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton called Frankie to […]

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Randy Houser Co-Hosts 4/5-6

Randy Houser Co-Hosts 4/5-6

| April 2, 2014

Randy Houser co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current hit, “Goodnight Kiss,” is in the Top 5.  Randy will hit the road next month with Brad Paisley.  He’s also toured with Justin Moore, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, and Luke Bryan.  He’s also good friends with Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice.  His son West just turned […]

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Dierks Previews The Riser Tour

Dierks Previews The Riser Tour

| March 30, 2014

Dierks Bentley is a road warrior.  He always has been.  Whether he co-headlines, as he did last year with Miranda Lambert, or headlines his own show, as he’s doing this year, Dierks wants to give the best show possible.  This year’s Riser Tour will begin on May 9th in Charlotte, but Dierks has already spent […]

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Dierks Bentley Gets Personal

Dierks Bentley Gets Personal

| March 30, 2014

Dierks Bentley describes the making of his latest album “Riser” as a journey from grief to gratitude.  He started the album in 2012, and in  June of that year, his father died.  One year later, he found out that he and his wife were expecting their third child, a boy.  In between, he went on […]

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Blake: The Voice More Competitive

Blake: The Voice More Competitive

| March 23, 2014

Blake Shelton is spending his 6th season as a coach on NBC’s The Voice.  He’s won the competition three times.  This season’s coaches are Adam Levine, Shakira, and Usher.  He told Country Countdown USA that the coaches are even more competitive this year: “I think Usher & Shakira combination makes for a more competitive situation.  […]

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Blake: Miranda Loves This Song

Blake: Miranda Loves This Song

| March 23, 2014

Blake Shelton’s latest song, “Doin’ What She Likes,” is a favorite with his wife Miranda Lambert.  Blake talked about it this week on Country Countdown USA: “She was singing today actually, I heard her singin’ the line ‘She likes hearing how good she looks in blue jeans.’ She likes that line.  She doesn’t like it […]

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Blake & Luke Talk Trout

Blake & Luke Talk Trout

| March 23, 2014

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will once again co-host the ACM Awards this year.  The two already got together to tape TV promos for the show.  You might have thought the two would have used the time to plan what they’re doing on the show.  But Blake says they had more important things to talk […]

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Blake & Josh Share A Lot

Blake & Josh Share A Lot

| March 23, 2014

Blake Shelton & Josh Turner co-hosted Country Countdown USA this weekend, and it was obvious from the first few minutes that the two country stars have many things in common.  For example, both are members of the Grand Ole Opry.  In fact the two appeared together on the 40th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry […]

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George Strait's Music City Farewell

George Strait’s Music City Farewell

| March 23, 2014

There seemed to be a touch of emotion in George Strait’s final Nashville concert Friday night.  Perhaps it was the song “Troubadour” that summed it up.  The first line is “I still feel 25 most of the time.”  That’s how old Strait was when he first rode into Nashville back in 1977.  He had picked up […]

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Josh Turner Hosts Blake Shelton

Josh Turner Hosts Blake Shelton

| March 18, 2014

Lon is off this week.  Josh Turner takes his spot, with Blake Shelton as his co-host.  Blake talks about the Battle Rounds on The Voice, where his wife Miranda Lambert is mentoring Team Shakira.  He looks ahead to co-hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards with Luke Bryan next month.  He also talks about this […]

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