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Garth Brooks Reveals New Album

Garth Brooks Reveals New Album

| November 1, 2014

It might have been the most exclusive Halloween party in Nashville: The city’s music media invited to an album party hosted by Garth Brooks.  The setting was the Chet Atkins Chapel in the Sony Nashville building on Music Row.  On a bare stage with a stool and an acoustic guitar, Garth Brooks talked about the […]

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Brad Paisley's Halloween House

Brad Paisley’s Halloween House

| October 29, 2014

As we drove up to Brad Paisley’s farmhouse for this week’s Countdown, it was obvious someone was ready for Friday’s Trick Or Treaters.  The entire house, outside and inside, was fully decorated.  There were ghouls and goblins seated on the outdoor furniture.  Pumpkins and corn stalks set up on the porch.  Cobwebs and other decorations […]

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Brad & Carrie Co-Host 11/1-2

Brad & Carrie Co-Host 11/1-2

| October 29, 2014

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood co-host a special pre-CMA Awards edition of Country Countdown USA.  Lon traveled to Brad’s pub, which was decorated for Halloween, to get the inside story on next week’s CMA Awards show.  The two will co-host that show for the 7th time, and they admitted to being a bit nervous this year.  Carrie is […]

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Tyler Farr Imitates Jason Aldean

Tyler Farr Imitates Jason Aldean

| October 26, 2014

Tyler Farr has been on Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour all year.  A few months ago, Tyler told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that he does an imitation of Jason Aldean: “We were in a dressing room one night, and he puts my hat on, and I put his cowboy hat on, and I’m […]

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Aldean Song Was Once Chesney's

Aldean Song Was Once Chesney’s

| October 26, 2014

There’s a song on Jason Aldean’s new album, Old Boots New Dirt, that was originally intended for Kenny Chesney.  The song is called “Two Night Town,” and Jason told Country Countdown USA how the song came to him: “There were a couple guys that were upset with me about that one.  Kenny Chesney knew about […]

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Jason Aldean Calls Out Cole

Jason Aldean Calls Out Cole

| October 26, 2014

Cole Swindell is a hot newcomer with two #1 hits and a CMA nomination.  But a few years ago, he was selling t-shirts for Luke Bryan.  That’s when he first met Jason Aldean.  Jason shared his memories of Cole with Lon Helton on Country Countdown USA: “Cole’s one of those guys who’s super cool, when […]

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Jason Aldean Co-Hosts 10/25-26

Jason Aldean Co-Hosts 10/25-26

| October 21, 2014

Jason Aldean co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current hit, “Burnin’ It Down,” is battling with Florida Georgia Line for #1.  Ironically, the song was written by FGL!  Jason just wrapped up his Burn It Down Tour with FGL and Tyler Farr.  Back in June, Jason was part of George Strait’s final Cowboy Rides Away […]

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Lon Helton Wins 7th CMA Award

Lon Helton Wins 7th CMA Award

| October 20, 2014

Country Countdown USA host Lon Helton has been named CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year.  It was his 7th time to win the award.  Lon got the news from Luke Bryan, who called in during the show.  Luke said, “I’ve got good news for you buddy.  You are the CMA Broadcast Award winner for National Personality […]

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Keith Urban Helps Brantley Gilbert

Keith Urban Helps Brantley Gilbert

| October 19, 2014

Keith Urban is one of country’s top superstars.  He’s also happily sober, having gone through rehab 7 years ago.  So when he heard Brantley Gilbert was having a tough time with sobriety, he made a phone call.  Brantley recalled the moment with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “Keith’s actually been a really good dude to […]

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Meet Brantley Gilbert's Dog Sylo

Meet Brantley Gilbert’s Dog Sylo

| October 19, 2014

Earlier this year, Brantley Gilbert got a new companion: A bulldog he named Sylo.  He talked about his new best friend with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: Tell me about your dog: “Yeah man, Sylo is the laziest individual God ever made.  He’s an American bulldog.  He sleeps a lot, he snores, he’s developed some […]

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