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Dierks Attends Jones Museum Gala

Dierks Attends Jones Museum Gala

| April 27, 2015

Dierks Bentley was one of the country stars who attended the Grand Opening of the George Jones Museum in downtown Nashville last week.  Dierks is a friend of the singer’s widow, Nancy.  Dierks talked about how Jones influenced his music:  “George meant the world to me, he was a friend to so many younger artists. […]

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Darius Credits Letterman For Hootie

Darius Credits Letterman For Hootie

| April 27, 2015

Darius Rucker will reunite with Hootie & The Blowfish for one of David Letterman’s final shows.  You might wonder why.  Darius told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “If it wasn’t for Letterman, I wouldn’t have half of my career.  Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View had been out a few months, and wasn’t doing […]

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Lee Brice Has Darius Rucker's Bus

Lee Brice Has Darius Rucker’s Bus

| April 26, 2015

Lee Brice has a football rivalry with Darius Rucker.  Darius attended the University of South Carolina, and Lee actually played football for Clemson.  So it’s the Gamecocks vs. the Tigers.  But now, the two Carolinians actually have something in common, and it’s a tour bus.  Lee explained to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I had […]

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Tyler Farr Suffers In Peace

Tyler Farr Suffers In Peace

| April 26, 2015

Tyler Farr’s debut album “Redneck Crazy” produced a pair of #1 hits: The title song plus “Whiskey In My Water.”  Now as he prepared to release the follow-up, Tyler is back in the Top 10 with “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.”  He spoke with Country Countdown USA about his sophomore album. What are your […]

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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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Lee Brice Co-Hosts 4/25-26

Lee Brice Co-Hosts 4/25-26

| April 20, 2015

Lee Brice joins Lon this week as co-host.  Lee just won the ACM Single of the Year for “I Don’t Dance.”  His current Top 5 hit is “Drinking Class.”   A few months ago, Lee got to sing “More Than a Memory” with his hero Garth Brooks.  Lee tells the story of that very special night.   […]

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Luke Bryan Wins ACM Entertainer

Luke Bryan Wins ACM Entertainer

| April 20, 2015

ARLINGTON, TX (April 19, 2015) – Winners have been announced for the 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TX. The Awards show moved to Texas for the first time ever in celebration of its […]

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Reba Releases 27th Album

Reba Releases 27th Album

| April 18, 2015

Reba is back with her first new album in five years called “Love Somebody.”  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton asked if she approached this one with a different process: “Not really.  It’s the same formula I’ve always used, just try to find the best songs possible, the ones that touch my heart.  If they touch […]

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50th ACM Awards This Sunday

50th ACM Awards This Sunday

| April 16, 2015

Country’s top stars are heading to Dallas for the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The special show will be televised live this Sunday night on CBS-TV.  Over 70,000 fans will attend at AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play. Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he is looking forward to Sunday’s […]

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Reba McEntire Co-Hosts 4/18-19

Reba McEntire Co-Hosts 4/18-19

| April 14, 2015

Country legend Reba joins Lon this week to co-host the Countdown.  It’s been five years since her last appearance.  The occasion is the release of her 27th studio album, “Love Somebody.”  She’s also about to begin a residency in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace starting June 17.  She’s in Dallas this weekend for the 50th Annual […]

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