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Lee Brice & Garth: "A Miracle!"

Lee Brice & Garth: “A Miracle!”

| April 25, 2015

In January, Lee Brice got to sing “More Than a Memory” with Garth Brooks at a show in Boston.  Lee told the entire story of that amazing night to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “That was an insane thing.  I wrote that song in 2007, he had a #1, I got to meet him, but […]

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Why Zac Brown Changed Hats

Why Zac Brown Changed Hats

| April 12, 2015

For a long time, when we’ve seen Zac Brown, he’s worn a wool cap.  But lately, he’s sported more stylish headwear.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton spoke with Zac about his changing looks: “I’ve always kind of done what I wanted to do.  I’ve had a lot of people ask me, ‘Why the change in hat,’ […]

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Zac Brown's Baby Boy "Bubs"

Zac Brown’s Baby Boy “Bubs”

| April 12, 2015

Zac Brown and his wife welcomed their first son, Alexander Frost Brown, last May.  This week, Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton spoke with Zac about his son’s name: “Alexander is my middle name, which is also my great-grandfather’s name.  My great-grandfather was 6 foot 7, he was a big dude.  When my son was born, […]

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Darius Rucker Previews New Album

Darius Rucker Previews New Album

| March 30, 2015

Darius Rucker will release his fourth solo album on March 31st.  It’s called “Southern Style,” and he previewed the album with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton:  “For me it’s a record about growing up and living in the south.  There’s a song on the record called ‘Southern Style,’ and I thought it was the perfect way to […]

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Chris Young's Wild World Tour

Chris Young’s Wild World Tour

| March 29, 2015

Chris Young co-hosted this week’s Countdown in Maui, and he told host Lon Helton that it had been a long time since he’d been there: “I’ve been to Hawaii before, but I was a teenager.  So getting to play a couple shows, and you & I are hangin’ out here is kind of nice!  I […]

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Brett Eldredge Played Super Bowl

Brett Eldredge Played Super Bowl

| March 22, 2015

Back in January, Brett Eldredge played a pretty cool gig: The Super Bowl pre-game tailgate party in Phoenix.  He talked about the experience with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I was riding in that lion that Katy Perry rode in on.  I was inside it.  No, I’m just kidding!  I wish I was!  I saw that […]

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Brett Eldredge Is House Hunting

Brett Eldredge Is House Hunting

| March 22, 2015

Back in November, Brett Eldredge was named CMA New Artist of the Year.  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he’s still looking for a place to display his trophy: “I just got my CMA Award.  Right now, it’s still in its box.  I’m house-hunting right now.  I’m waiting to find that perfect spot.  Maybe […]

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Brett Eldredge Keeps It Interesting

Brett Eldredge Keeps It Interesting

| March 21, 2015

Last summer, when Brett Eldredge had his second #1 with “Beat Of The Music,” he celebrated by swimming with sharks.  He commemorated his first #1, “Don’t Ya,” by jumping out of a moving airplane.  This week on Country Countdown USA, Lon Helton asked Brett which was more terrifying? “Skydiving is scarier than shark diving.  Shark […]

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Jason Aldean Burns It Down

Jason Aldean Burns It Down

| March 14, 2015

Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour turned up the heat in Nashville a few weeks ago.  The show came after a week of sub-freezing temperatures and an ice storm.  But the minute Jason took the stage, it was completely filled with fire, even burning his trademarked straw hat.  He came on stage wearing a more formal black […]

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Randy Houser Meets Garth Brooks

Randy Houser Meets Garth Brooks

| March 4, 2015

Imagine running into Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood in the waiting room at the local car dealership.  That’s the story Randy Houser told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I have a guy who works for me, and he took my Jeep to the dealer to have it fixed, and he goes into the waiting room, and […]

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