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LBT's Karen Leads, Except Dinner

LBT’s Karen Leads, Except Dinner

| November 22, 2014

With four members in Little Big Town, we wondered who is the leader.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton asked who’s in charge? Kimberly answered: “Karen.  She’s the communicator. She’s the reason why we’re still a band.” Did she take charge or was she put in charge? Karen’s husband Jimi said, “It’s just in her.  She’s a […]

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LBT, Darius Fantasy Football

LBT, Darius Fantasy Football

| November 22, 2014

Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook is in a fantasy football league with Darius Rucker.  In fact, Jimi is the reigning champ, and as a result, has the championship belt on the group’s bus.  Jimi talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “It’s a WWF actual belt.  It’s huge, it’s as big as a […]

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LBT Share Some CMA Stories

LBT Share Some CMA Stories

| November 22, 2014

Earlier this month, Little Big Town won the CMA’s Vocal Group of the Year Award for the third straight time. This week, they join Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton to talk about that exciting night. Lon started by saying, You looked surprised!  “We were, we were stunned, we’re still stunned!”  Of course, after the awards, […]

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Frankie Ballard 'Thankful' To Kenny

Frankie Ballard ‘Thankful’ To Kenny

| November 16, 2014

Frankie Ballard has a few turning points in his music career.  The first came when he was a teenager, watching Stevie Ray Vaughan on TV.  That led to him learning how to play guitar, and then playing clubs in his home area of Michigan.  But another critical moment came in 2008, when Kenny Chesney did a special […]

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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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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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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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Carrie & Brad On Hosting CMAs

Carrie & Brad On Hosting CMAs

| November 2, 2014

This Wednesday, Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood will co-host the CMA Awards for the 7th time.  In the days leading up to the show, they’re preparing for the big night, and working on the opening monologue.  When they co-hosted Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton, they said they’re already hard at work. So are you […]

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