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Category: Audio

Hunter Hayes Meets Rock Royalty

Hunter Hayes Meets Rock Royalty

| May 4, 2014

The year had barely begun, and Hunter Hayes met two of rock’s greatest legends.  In January, at the Grammy Awards, Hunter debuted his current hit “Invisible.”  That same day, he met Sir Paul McCartney.  He tells Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I was following around Lindsey Buckingham, because I wanted to meet him, so I was […]

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Did Hunter Hayes Prank Carrie?

Did Hunter Hayes Prank Carrie?

| May 4, 2014

Hunter Hayes spent all of last year on the road with Carrie Underwood.  When she was Lon Helton’s co-host on Country Countdown USA, she told him a story about what happened at the end of the Blown Away Tour: “One of the last nights, I had a girl come into the meet & greet, and she said, ‘I just […]

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Brad Paisley Honors His Grandpa

Brad Paisley Honors His Grandpa

| April 26, 2014

A few weeks ago, Brad Paisley debuted his new single, “River Bank” at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas.  He did the song outdoors at the MGM Grand Hotel pool.  If you look closely, you’ll see a special tribute to his grandfather.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton spoke with Brad about “River Bank:” (Lon) Why […]

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Brad Paisley's Home Studio/Bar

Brad Paisley’s Home Studio/Bar

| April 26, 2014

Brad Paisley is working on a new album at his home studio south of Nashville.  It’s the same place where he recorded his last album, “Wheelhouse.”  Only this time, he’s added a few new features.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton traveled to Brad’s studio this week and got a first-hand look. (Lon) A house is […]

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Eric Church "Unforgettable Image"

Eric Church “Unforgettable Image”

| April 19, 2014

For Eric Church, it’s an image he’ll never forget.  It happened minutes into the ACM Awards TV show a few weeks ago.  The Band Perry opened the show with a rousing performance of their hit “Chainsaw.”  The song ended, and a couple of confetti canons went off.  Eric told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he was sitting […]

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Eric Church's George Strait Secret

Eric Church’s George Strait Secret

| April 19, 2014

When Eric Church performed with George Strait in Omaha last January, it was one of the greatest nights in Eric’s career.  But what most people don’t know is it almost didn’t happen.  That’s because the night before the show, Eric severely cut one of his fingers.  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I cut […]

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Jerrod Niemann's Fall Wedding

Jerrod Niemann’s Fall Wedding

| April 14, 2014

Jerrod Niemann is engaged to marry  longtime girlfriend Morgan in October.  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that wedding plans are in full swing: “I told her she can plan the wedding.  Of course I’ll help if she needs anything, but girls know what they want, and what they want is for us to get out of the way.  […]

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Frankie Ballard's Helluva Life #1

Frankie Ballard’s Helluva Life #1

| April 2, 2014

Frankie Ballard came to Nashville five years ago after winning a talent contest in his home state of Michigan.  Five years later, he now has his very first #1 song: “Helluva Life.”  That song sums up his long hard climb to the top of the chart.  Last week, Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton called Frankie to […]

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Dierks Previews The Riser Tour

Dierks Previews The Riser Tour

| March 30, 2014

Dierks Bentley is a road warrior.  He always has been.  Whether he co-headlines, as he did last year with Miranda Lambert, or headlines his own show, as he’s doing this year, Dierks wants to give the best show possible.  This year’s Riser Tour will begin on May 9th in Charlotte, but Dierks has already spent […]

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Dierks Bentley Gets Personal

Dierks Bentley Gets Personal

| March 30, 2014

Dierks Bentley describes the making of his latest album “Riser” as a journey from grief to gratitude.  He started the album in 2012, and in  June of that year, his father died.  One year later, he found out that he and his wife were expecting their third child, a boy.  In between, he went on […]

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