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Category: Audio

FGL Has 3 Songs In Our Top 5

FGL Has 3 Songs In Our Top 5

| October 11, 2014

It may be the first time we’ve had a co-host with three songs in our Top 5, two as writers and one as artists.  Florida Georgia Line’s Brian & Tyler have their own song “Dirt.”  But they also co-wrote Jason Aldean’s current hit “Burnin’ It Down” and Cole Swindell’s “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight.”  They […]

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FGL's Brian Big Garth Brooks Fan

FGL’s Brian Big Garth Brooks Fan

| October 11, 2014

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley was 13 years old when Garth Brooks released his “Double Live” album in 1998.  The effect of the album can be seen in Brian’s bio, where he lists his 3 main influences as Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, and Casting Crowns.  In December 2010, Florida Georgia Live was just getting started.  […]

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Luke Bryan's Boys Bo & Tate

Luke Bryan’s Boys Bo & Tate

| October 7, 2014

Luke Bryan isn’t just a country superstar, selling out stadiums, and having #1 hits.  He’s also a father of two young boys: Bo & Tate.  He talked about them this week with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: I see Tate celebrated his 4th birthday last month: “Yep, we those big blow up water slides, had […]

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Luke Bryan: More Stadiums in 2015

Luke Bryan: More Stadiums in 2015

| October 6, 2014

If you missed any of Luke Bryan’s five stadium shows this summer, or want to go again, here’s good news: Luke will be playing stadiums again next year.  He broke the news to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I’ll keep all of my surprises to myself, but we got a great touring package next year.  […]

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Luke Bryan: Save & Butt Grab

Luke Bryan: Save & Butt Grab

| October 6, 2014

When you go to a Luke Bryan show, you expect to see him put 100% of himself into his performance.  But twice this summer, Luke got so excited, he actually fell off the stage!  Luke talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “Yes, the year of falls for Luke Bryan.  I fell in […]

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Lady Antebellum "747" Takes Off

Lady Antebellum “747” Takes Off

| September 28, 2014

This week, Lady Antebellum releases their latest album “747.”  The trio told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton they were looking to break some new ground. (Lon) You have a wide variety of sounds on this new album: (Hillary) That’s what we were trying to do with this album, which was stretch ourselves, reinvent ourselves, and find […]

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Cole "Busted" by Jason Aldean

Cole “Busted” by Jason Aldean

| September 27, 2014

We know that Cole Swindell sold t-shirts for Luke Bryan.  But we didn’t know if he was any good at it.  Now we know!  Two years ago, Luke was on tour with Jason Aldean.  So when Jason co-hosted the Countdown, he told Lon Helton this story about a young Cole Swindell: Jason: The thing I […]

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Cole Swindell's Shower Surprise

Cole Swindell’s Shower Surprise

| September 27, 2014

How surprised was Cole Swindell at his CMA New Artist nomination?  Let’s just say it caught him at an “inconvenient moment.”  Cole told the story to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: What were you doing when you got the news? (C) I haven’t had a chance to tell this story yet, so this is perfect.  I […]

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The Day Dustin Lynch Met Garth

The Day Dustin Lynch Met Garth

| September 20, 2014

From his childhood growing up in Tullahoma TN, Dustin Lynch idolized Garth Brooks.  Dustin was just five years old when Garth debuted with “Much Too Young.”  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton:  My parents have video of me at age 8 in a cowboy hat with a guitar singing “Rodeo” at the top of my lungs.  I can […]

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Kenny Chesney: "I Felt Numb"

Kenny Chesney: “I Felt Numb”

| September 14, 2014

One year ago, as Kenny Chesney wrapped up his No Shoes Nation Tour, he announced he wouldn’t tour in 2014.  He’d take a year off, and concentrate on recording a new album.  Now finished, that album is called “The New Revival,” and will be released on September 23rd.  In a lot of ways, the year […]

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