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Taylor Swift Emails Brad Paisley

Taylor Swift Emails Brad Paisley

| January 4, 2015

Taylor Swift didn’t attend this year’s CMA Awards.  But that didn’t mean she was ignored.  Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley did a parody of “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” with lyrics about Taylor: “Who’s going to fill her shoes? Who’s going to stand that tall? Who’s going to be country and poppy and sing […]

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Carrie's Baby Boy: Brad Knew!

Carrie’s Baby Boy: Brad Knew!

| January 4, 2015

One of the great moments during this year’s CMA Awards was when Brad Paisley “slipped” and let the world know that Carrie Underwood was having a boy.  It seemed like an accident, but it was actually planned in advance.  Brad shared the story with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “When we started brain-storming about the awards show, the […]

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Maddie & Tae Meet Shania Twain

Maddie & Tae Meet Shania Twain

| January 4, 2015

The new duo Maddie & Tae got to meet one of their heroes: Shania Twain!  It happened a couple weeks ago, the same day they found out their debut hit “Girl In a Country Song” went to #1.  They shared this story with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton and his co-host Brad Paisley: (Lon) Where […]

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Christmas on Music Row

Christmas on Music Row

| December 21, 2014

Twas the week before Christmas… And on Music Row… Not a creature was stirring… And still there’s no snow. It’s very quiet now on Music Row in Nashville.  The record companies and recording studios are closed for the holidays.  I drove down 16th Avenue, past Blake Shelton’s record company, and they had a tree set […]

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McGraw Girls Still Love Taylor

McGraw Girls Still Love Taylor

| December 14, 2014

Taylor Swift’s latest album is pop, but Tim McGraw’s teenage daughters still love it.  Tim talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “They love it, they love what she’s doing.  She’s brilliant.  She’s a great artist, and she’s great for all music.  Look at what she’s done.  Look what she did with her […]

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Senior Year for McGraw Daughter

Senior Year for McGraw Daughter

| December 14, 2014

Tim McGraw plans to focus on his family for the first half of 2015.  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he wants his oldest daughter to have a memorable senior year:  “Well there’s a lot going on.   It’s Gracie’s senior year in high school, it’s her last few months at home.  We have a lot […]

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Tim McGraw's Christmas Plans

Tim McGraw’s Christmas Plans

| December 14, 2014

With Christmas just two weeks away, Tim McGraw laughed when Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton asked him if he had finished his Christmas shopping. “It gets harder when the kids get older.  There was a time when I could get clothes for them, and they’d like it.  Now it’s jewelry, and even that gets hard.  […]

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Garth Debuts New Song: Mom

Garth Debuts New Song: Mom

| December 6, 2014

This week Garth Brooks co-hosted Country Countdown USA to talk about his new album, “Man Against Machine,” and play his new single, “Mom.”  He spoke about his thoughts recording the song with host Lon Helton: “Yeah just getting a vocal performance on that song was tough.  What was weird, of course I saw my mom’s […]

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Garth & Trisha Meet Luke Bryan

Garth & Trisha Meet Luke Bryan

| December 6, 2014

Luke Bryan’s CMA Night was memorable for a couple reasons.  Obviously, because he won the CMA Entertainer of the Year.  But also, because he met one of his childhood heroes, Garth Brooks.  Back in September, when he co-hosted Country Countdown USA, Lon Helton asked him if he’d ever met Garth: (Luke) Garth falls into the […]

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Trisha Reveals Secret To Garth

Trisha Reveals Secret To Garth

| December 6, 2014

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood are on the road right now, performing at sold out shows around the country.  At the end of Garth’s set, Trisha joins him for the Grammy-winning hit “In Another’s Eyes.”  The two spoke about that moment with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: (Trisha) “There’s an energy.  Even though Garth & […]

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