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Category: Audio

Miranda Lambert's 3-Home Life

Miranda Lambert’s 3-Home Life

| June 1, 2014

A couple months ago, Miranda Lambert and husband Blake Shelton bought a home in Nashville.  Of course they also have a home in Oklahoma, and Blake rents a place in LA when he’s doing The Voice.  That makes them a 3-home couple.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton spoke with Miranda about that new lifestyle: So […]

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Miranda Lambert's Tabloid Tune

Miranda Lambert’s Tabloid Tune

| June 1, 2014

Ever since Miranda Lambert married Blake Shelton three years ago, she’s seen her once-quiet Texas life turned into tabloid fodder.  Like most creative people, Miranda found a way to turn her frustrations with the media into a song on her new album.  The song is called “Pricilla,” named for the wife of Elvis Presley.  She […]

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Miranda's Legendary Friends

Miranda’s Legendary Friends

| May 31, 2014

Miranda Lambert has friends in high places!  As in, friends who are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.  At the Academy of Country Music Awards last month, Miranda presented the Crystal Milestone Award to Merle Haggard, who has been a friend and fan for many years.  She was joined on stage that night by George […]

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Luke Bryan Bo & Tate Update

Luke Bryan Bo & Tate Update

| May 24, 2014

When Luke Bryan co-hosts the Countdown, we always get a Bo & Tate Update.  The boys are growing quickly: Bo just turned 6 in March, and Tate will turn 4 in August.  Luke told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton, “They are completely different.  Bo is a little sweetheart.  Tate, you can’t rattle Tate.  He don’t […]

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Luke Bryan Meets George Strait

Luke Bryan Meets George Strait

| May 24, 2014

Luke Bryan co-hosted this year’s ACM Awards with Blake Shelton.  He was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year.  When George Strait won the award, Luke had hoped to speak with George.  Luke told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that the two met in a casino: “The next day he was still in town, and […]

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Brantley Gilbert Pranks McGraw

Brantley Gilbert Pranks McGraw

| May 18, 2014

Brantley Gilbert spent all of last year on the road with Tim McGraw.  Brantley told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton there were a couple surprises on the final night of the tour: “I don’t know he was a jokester, but he got me pretty good.  The last song of the last show on that tour, […]

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Brantley Gilbert: Deer Farmer

Brantley Gilbert: Deer Farmer

| May 18, 2014

Brantley Gilbert is a 21st Century Country Outlaw, complete with tattoos and chains.  But he has a secret that he revealed to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “Actually, something I’m really excited about, think I’m gonna get into growin’ deer, farmin’ deer a little bit.  I’ve decided I want to be a deer farmer.  I […]

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Flatts' Joe Don Expecting Baby

Flatts’ Joe Don Expecting Baby

| May 11, 2014

Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney is expecting his third child later this year.  He talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “Our third child, yes, we’re gonna have our own trio.  Late September.  We haven’t announced if it’s a boy or a girl.  I think it was Dolly Parton, who said, ‘It […]

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Flatts Salute Strait In Rewind

Flatts Salute Strait In Rewind

| May 10, 2014

Rascal Flatts current hit “Rewind” has a personal salute to George Strait in the second verse.  It goes: “Try to talk George Strait into givin’ us an encore.”  When the guys we co-hosted Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton, Jay DeMarcus explained the line: “It’s a great story.  The song was originally written, ‘Try to talk […]

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Behind Hunter Hayes ACM Song

Behind Hunter Hayes ACM Song

| May 4, 2014

When Hunter Hayes performed “Invisible” on the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, something very unusual happened.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton told Hunter he spoke with the producer of the TV show.  Rac Clark told Lon it was a tough performance, because they had Hunter’s face hidden from the audience for the first few […]

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