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Scotty's Duck Dynasty Dinner

Scotty’s Duck Dynasty Dinner

| March 9, 2014

This summer, Scotty McCreery will be part of the Duck Dynasty Cruise, joining the entire Robertson family for a wild vacation in the Caribbean.  Scotty talked about how the friendship began with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “It all started with Twitter.  I saw one of them tweet that they were in Nashville, and I […]

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American Idol Meets The Voice

American Idol Meets The Voice

| March 9, 2014

Scotty McCreery won the American Idol competition 3 years ago.  Danielle Bradbery won The Voice last year.  At some point in between, the two actually met in Houston.  Scotty told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “The first time I met her was at a meet & greet.  She did a little opening act for me before  […]

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Scotty & Band Perry Play Ball

Scotty & Band Perry Play Ball

| March 9, 2014

This week’s co-host Scotty McCreery loves baseball.  He was a pitcher for his high school team, and he’s a fan of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he got the chance to test his skills while doing a show with The Band Perry: “We just opened up […]

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Scotty McCreery Co-Hosts 3/8-9

Scotty McCreery Co-Hosts 3/8-9

| March 5, 2014

Scotty McCreery co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current hit, “See You Tonight,” is in the Top 10.  He talks about this season’s American Idol competition, and the new judges.  He says he’s about to move to Nashville, and will continue his schooling online.  He has great stories about George Strait, Tim McGraw, Eric Church, […]

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Lady A Breaks ACM News To Lon

Lady A Breaks ACM News To Lon

| March 5, 2014

Lady Antebellum’s Charles, Hillary, and Dave were in the middle of co-hosting the Countdown when their manager found out that CCUSA’s Lon Helton had won the ACM National Personality of the Year Award.  So in between songs, he texted the trio the news, and they broke it to Lon.  He hadn’t seen the release, so […]

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Thompson Square Bounced Lady A

Thompson Square Bounced Lady A

| March 5, 2014

Back in 2008, Thompson Square’s Keifer & Shawna were working at a small club in Nashville.  Keifer recalls, “I was a 150 pound bouncer at a hip hop club.  I had some interesting nights.  I had to quit, or I wouldn’t be able to play guitar any more.” (Shawna) “Wasn’t there a night when Lady Antebellum […]

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Baby Antebellum: No Cry Baby

Baby Antebellum: No Cry Baby

| March 1, 2014

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott became a mom last summer.  Now her baby girl Eisele travels on the road with the band.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton spoke with the trio about life with Baby Antebellum: So how’s it been touring with a  baby?  (Hillary) I’ll let the boys answer that.  (Charles) She’s incredible.  I have […]

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Lady Antebellum Co-Host 3-1-2

Lady Antebellum Co-Host 3-1-2

| February 26, 2014

Lady Antebellum’s Charles, Hillary, and Dave co-host the Countdown this week.  Their current hit “Compass” is in the Top 5.  They’re on the road with their “Take Me Downtown” tour.  Hillary is traveling with her baby girl Eislie, and she talks about that.  They are nominated for 4 ACM Awards, including 3 for their harmonies […]

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Dierks Bentley Emails U2's Bono

Dierks Bentley Emails U2′s Bono

| February 24, 2014

Dierks Bentley’s new album “Riser” draws on some of his deepest emotions and most creative thoughts he’s ever felt.  He started work on it following the death of his father.  But it also draws on a friendship he started three years ago with the lead singer of U2: Bono.  Dierks told Country Countdown USA that he […]

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Paisley, Lambert, Young, Doobies?

Paisley, Lambert, Young, Doobies?

| February 21, 2014

Weather forecasters predicted 40 mile an hour winds Thursday night in Nashville.  That didn’t scare off hundreds of radio DJs away from the annual Sony Music Boat Show on the Cumberland River.  Although the boat was forced to stay docked, the passengers were treated to a great night of music featuring Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, […]

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