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Thompson Square Just Feels Good

Thompson Square Just Feels Good

| March 16, 2014

Last month, Thompson Square launched its first-ever headline tour.  They’re calling it the “Just Feels Good Tour,” after their current album.  Before they hit the road, the duo held a tour preview for the Nashville media.  Keifer & Shawna talked about the tour with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton. Keifer: We’ve been on some great tours these […]

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Thompson Square Meets Shania

Thompson Square Meets Shania

| March 16, 2014

Imagine a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway in Las Vegas watching Shania Twain’s “Still The One” show, and then going backstage to meet the star.  That’s what happened to the husband/wife duo Thompson Square last month.  Shawna Thompson told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “We were actually out in Vegas playing a couple of shows, and […]

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Scotty Loves Olympic Curling

Scotty Loves Olympic Curling

| March 9, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics just wrapped up in Sochi Russia.  So did Scotty McCreery watch the games, and which sport caught his attention.  He spoke with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I knew a few of the figure skaters, Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold.  We did a show, like a figure skating thing and they […]

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Scotty's Duck Dynasty Dinner

Scotty’s Duck Dynasty Dinner

| March 9, 2014

This summer, Scotty McCreery will be part of the Duck Dynasty Cruise, joining the entire Robertson family for a wild vacation in the Caribbean.  Scotty talked about how the friendship began with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “It all started with Twitter.  I saw one of them tweet that they were in Nashville, and I […]

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American Idol Meets The Voice

American Idol Meets The Voice

| March 9, 2014

Scotty McCreery won the American Idol competition 3 years ago.  Danielle Bradbery won The Voice last year.  At some point in between, the two actually met in Houston.  Scotty told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “The first time I met her was at a meet & greet.  She did a little opening act for me before  […]

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Scotty & Band Perry Play Ball

Scotty & Band Perry Play Ball

| March 9, 2014

This week’s co-host Scotty McCreery loves baseball.  He was a pitcher for his high school team, and he’s a fan of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he got the chance to test his skills while doing a show with The Band Perry: “We just opened up […]

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Lady A Breaks ACM News To Lon

Lady A Breaks ACM News To Lon

| March 5, 2014

Lady Antebellum’s Charles, Hillary, and Dave were in the middle of co-hosting the Countdown when their manager found out that CCUSA’s Lon Helton had won the ACM National Personality of the Year Award.  So in between songs, he texted the trio the news, and they broke it to Lon.  He hadn’t seen the release, so […]

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Thompson Square Bounced Lady A

Thompson Square Bounced Lady A

| March 5, 2014

Back in 2008, Thompson Square’s Keifer & Shawna were working at a small club in Nashville.  Keifer recalls, “I was a 150 pound bouncer at a hip hop club.  I had some interesting nights.  I had to quit, or I wouldn’t be able to play guitar any more.” (Shawna) “Wasn’t there a night when Lady Antebellum […]

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Luke Bryan Saves Eric Church

Luke Bryan Saves Eric Church

| February 9, 2014

Last month, we told you about Zac Brown and Eric Church spear-fishing in Florida.  The story doesn’t end there.  After Zac left Eric’s beach house in Florida, Luke Bryan came down to visit.  And Eric told him all about the spear-fishing adventures.  So Eric went to the sport shop, and bought Luke some spear-fishing gear, […]

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Luke Bryan's Song of Grief

Luke Bryan’s Song of Grief

| February 8, 2014

Luke Bryan’s latest hit, “Drink A Beer,” is anything but a fun party song.  Luke talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: (Lon) I thought it was a poignant moment when you performed it on the CMA Awards and turned your back to the audience: (Luke) Awesome, it was an amazing moment for […]

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