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Frankie Ballard Co-Hosts 8/15-16

Frankie Ballard Co-Hosts 8/15-16

| August 11, 2015

Frankie Ballard co-hosts the countdown this week.  His current Top 5 hit is “Young & Crazy.”  He’s on the road now with Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett on the Anything Goes Tour.  He told Lon that he’s obsessed with Elvis Presley, and this weekend marks the 38th anniversary of when Elvis passed away.  Frankie […]

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Kelsea Ballerini Celebrates Debut #1

Kelsea Ballerini Celebrates Debut #1

| August 11, 2015

It’s something unique to Nashville: The artist, the songwriters, the record label, and country radio all get together to celebrate a #1 song.  They’re always special affairs, and we always try to attend.  But it’s particularly special when it’s the very first #1 for the artist.  For Kelsea Ballerini, it was not only the first […]

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Zac Brown's Family Vacation

Zac Brown’s Family Vacation

| August 8, 2015

It might be hard to think of Zac Brown in the role of Clark Griswold, driving his family across America in a station wagon.  But Zac told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that he’s combining some tour dates with family trips, as he takes his five children to see some historic sites.  “”We’re taking them […]

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Luke Bryan & Media At His Home

Luke Bryan & Media At His Home

| August 8, 2015

It’s not every day that you get a chance to visit the home of the Entertainer of the Year.  But a group of Nashville writers and radio people got that opportunity a couple weeks ago.  The occasion was to preview songs from Luke Bryan’s new album Kill The Lights.  He’s obviously very proud of the music, […]

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New To The Top 30: Cam

New To The Top 30: Cam

| August 8, 2015

We have a new artist in the Top 30 this week.  A female singer from California named Cam.  Her name is short for Camaron Ochs.  She grew up on a ranch in Northern California, where the main music was classic country.  That’s what she listened to, and that’s what she sang.  She moved to Nashville […]

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Zac Brown Co-Hosts 8/8-9

Zac Brown Co-Hosts 8/8-9

| August 6, 2015

Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band co-hosts this week.  Their current Top 5 hit is Loving You Easy.  Zac talks about the Jekyll & Hyde Tour, traveling around the country. Zac says he’s bringing his kids to some of the shows as part of their home schooling.  For example, they’re in Boston this week, […]

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Luke Bryan Previews New Album

Luke Bryan Previews New Album

| August 5, 2015

Luke Bryan’s 5th album, Kill The Lights, will be released this Friday.  He joined Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton this week to preview several new songs from it.  This is part of their conversation: Let’s start by talking about the fact that this new album is the follow-up to Crash My Party, that sold over […]

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LBT Hits Luke Bryan's Bus

LBT Hits Luke Bryan’s Bus

| August 2, 2015

Little Big Town will host CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock this Tuesday night on ABC-TV. As part of their hosting, the group did a number of things with the other country stars on that show.  One was with this week’s co-host Luke Bryan.  Little Big Town told Lon Helton, “We became talent escorts, […]

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Shania Twain Rocks Nashville

Shania Twain Rocks Nashville

| August 2, 2015

It was a memorable night on both sides of the stage as Shania Twain brought her Rock This Country tour into Nashville.  It was emotional for Shania because she first came to Nashville 30 years ago to get in the music business.  She told the sold out crowd, “I really feel overwhelmed being here.  I’m […]

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Luke, Jason, & Bo Go Fishing

Luke, Jason, & Bo Go Fishing

| August 2, 2015

Last week, Jason Aldean told us about a fishing trip he took with Luke Bryan.  In fact, as he told that story, Luke walked into our studio!  But this week, Luke was here as co-host by himself, so he told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton more about that fishing trip: “What a great day, I […]

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