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David Nail's World Series Conflict

David Nail’s World Series Conflict

| February 2, 2014

David Nail loves baseball.  And he REALLY loves his hometown St. Louis Cardinals.  He even did spring training with the red birds a few years ago.  So when they played the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, you might think David was sad when his team lost.  Not so.  He told Country Countdown USA’s […]

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Friday Night Was Meant To Be

Friday Night Was Meant To Be

| February 1, 2014

Eric Paslay is enjoying his first hit song with “Friday Night,” thanks in part to Lady Antebellum.  The trio recorded the song three years ago for their “Own The Night” album, but never released it as a single.  Eric told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that’s when fate took over: “When it didn’t come out […]

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Eric Paslay's Grammy Memory

Eric Paslay’s Grammy Memory

| January 24, 2014

This is Grammy Weekend in LA.  One year ago, Eric Paslay was walking his very first Grammy red carpet.  He earned his first nomination for writing “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” for the Eli Young Band.  Now he’s co-hosting Country Countdown USA, and he shared his memories with Lon Helton: “It was mindblowing.  We […]

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Zac Brown & Eric Church Vacation

Zac Brown & Eric Church Vacation

| January 19, 2014

Picture this for a moment: Zac Brown, Eric Church, and their families on beach vacation together.  Sound impossible?  When Eric co-hosted the Countdown last month, he told Lon that  Zac and his family came down to Eric’s Florida beach house last summer.  The really strange part, according to Eric, was that Zac wanted to go spear-fishing!  Eric […]

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Zac Brown Hangs With a Rocker

Zac Brown Hangs With a Rocker

| January 18, 2014

It seemed like an unlikely collaboration: Roots country star Zac Brown and grunge rocker Dave Grohl.  The two jammed on the CMA Awards.  But according to Zac, that performance came about mainly by coincidence.  Zac told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I met Dave during the Grammy Awards last year, and I told him I’d […]

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Zac Brown Explains "The Hug"

Zac Brown Explains “The Hug”

| January 18, 2014

It was one of those “moments” during the opening segment of the CMA Awards in November.  Hosts Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood sang “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” and invited Luke Bryan and Zac Brown  to hug.  Earlier in the year, Zac had criticized Luke’s song “That’s My Kind of Night” in a Canadian interview.  So was […]

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Kimberly Perry Picked Her Ring

Kimberly Perry Picked Her Ring

| January 11, 2014

The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry announced her engagement to baseball player J.P. Arencibia back on October 1st.  The proposal was a surprise.  But apparently the engagement ring was not.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton asked if she had input in the choice: “Yeah Lon, I did, I had a lot of input.” Brother Neal added, […]

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Eli Young Band Congrat Parmalee

Eli Young Band Congrat Parmalee

| January 5, 2014

One band congratulates another this week on Country Countdown USA.  The Eli Young Band co-hosted the show, and when it came time to play the #1 song, it was the first chart-topper for the new band Parmalee.  So we called Parmalee lead singer Matt Thomas to give him the news.  Mike Eli told Matt: “It’s […]

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Eli Young Band Preview New CD

Eli Young Band Preview New CD

| January 4, 2014

The Eli Young Band’s latest hit is “Drunk Last Night.”  It’s actually the first single from a new album called “Ten Thousand Towns,” and it’ll be released on March 4th.  The guys previewed the new album when they co-hosted Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton.  Mike Eli told Lon, “We’re done with the new record.  […]

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Florida Georgia Line #1 For 2013

Florida Georgia Line #1 For 2013

| December 30, 2013

Florida Georgia Line’s debut song “Cruise” is the #1 song of 2013, according to Mediabase and Country Aircheck.  Country Countdown USA host and Aircheck Publisher Lon Helton broke the news to Tyler Hubbard & Brian Kelley at the end of the Top 70 of 2013 Countdown.  The duo was obviously stunned by the news: “Wow, […]

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