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Category: Audio

Luke Bryan Surprises Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan Surprises Jason Aldean

| July 26, 2015

Jason Aldean was Lon Helton’s co-host this week on Country Countdown USA.  We had just played Luke Bryan’s song in the Top 30, when the studio door opened, and in walked Luke himself.  “What’s up!  Are you really at my song in the show?”  Jason answered, “We were just talking about how you haven’t given […]

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Aldean Congrats Canaan Smith #1

Aldean Congrats Canaan Smith #1

| July 26, 2015

It can be tough when your song gets jumped in the Top 30.  Even tougher when you get jumped at #2.  That’s what happened to Jason Aldean this week.  The guy who jumped him was Canaan Smith, with his very first #1.  In keeping with tradition, Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton called Canaan to congratulate him. […]

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Brantley Gilbert Loses His Grandpa

Brantley Gilbert Loses His Grandpa

| July 23, 2015

Brantley Gilbert received some sad news towards the end of his honeymoon: His grandfather passed away.  He described how he got the news to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I was actually on my honeymoon when I got the call, it was 2:30 in the morning, my uncle Bill called me, and my wife was sitting […]

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The "Bar" In Tyler Farr's Hit

The “Bar” In Tyler Farr’s Hit

| July 23, 2015

In Nashville, there are some famous bars that have actually become part of some hit songs.   In the case of Tyler Farr’s latest #1, “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” the “bar” in question is a place called Winners.  It’s a small, ramshackle place between Music Row and Vanderbilt University.  It’s there where Tyler Farr first heard the song, and asked the writer […]

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Brantley Gilbert Wedding Details

Brantley Gilbert Wedding Details

| July 19, 2015

Brantley Gilbert married his fiancé Amber on Sunday June 28th.  After a ten day honeymoon in the Virgin Islands, Brantley was ready to get back to work and one of the first things he did was co-host Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton.  One of the main subjects of the show was his wedding: (B) […]

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LBT & Taylor Swift Backstage Jam

LBT & Taylor Swift Backstage Jam

| July 11, 2015

Back in June, Taylor Swift invited Little Big Town to join her during her show in Pittsburgh.  That was just the start of the story.  The group’s Kimberly & Philip told the rest to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: Kimberly said: “Sweet Taylor Swift invited us to sing for her show in Pittsburgh on her huge tour.  […]

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LBT Jimi's Vocal Surgery Details

LBT Jimi’s Vocal Surgery Details

| July 11, 2015

It’s been a few weeks since Little Big Town singer Jimi Westbrook had emergency vocal chord surgery.  The group immediately canceled their shows for the month of July.  This week, the group’s Philip & Kimberly co-hosted Country Countdown USA, and gave host Lon Helton all the details: Philip Sweet explained: “We all go see voice […]

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Kelsea Ballerini Celebrates 1st #1

Kelsea Ballerini Celebrates 1st #1

| July 5, 2015

Kelsea Ballerini has her first #1 with “Love Me Like You Mean It,” so Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton and his co-host Easton Corbin called her to congratulate her. “I knew it was a possibility for me this week, but obviously I didn’t know if I would make it or not.  My label called me, […]

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McGraw Debuts "Shower Sessions"

McGraw Debuts “Shower Sessions”

| June 28, 2015

Have you ever wondered what happens backstage before a Tim McGraw concert?  Well Tim would like to show you…through the power of video.  He spoke with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton about something he calls The Shower Sessions: “We’re actually doin’ these things on the road now that we decided we’d call Shower Sessions, which […]

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McGraw Readies Music & Movie

McGraw Readies Music & Movie

| June 27, 2015

Tim McGraw is in the middle of a very busy summer.  Not only is he on the road with his Shotgun Rider Tour.  But he’s also working on a new album and shooting a new movie.  He talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton. “Yeah, we’re working on another movie, in the middle of […]

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