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Top 70 of 2014 Part 2 12/27-28

Top 70 of 2014 Part 2 12/27-28

| December 23, 2014

This week, Lon concludes his Top 70 of 2014 countdown.  Along the way, you’ll hear highlights from Lon’s co-hosts from the past year, including Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Zac Brown, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, and many more.  Plus Tim McGraw joins Lon for the Top 10.  When they get […]

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Top 10 Country Christmas Songs

Top 10 Country Christmas Songs

| December 23, 2014

There are many ways to put together a list of the Top 10 Christmas Songs.  For this list, we consulted with the folks at Mediabase, who monitor the most popular country radio stations in the USA.  These are the same stations that make up our weekly Top 30.  So if you listen to country radio, […]

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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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Top 70 of 2014 Part 1 12/20-21

Top 70 of 2014 Part 1 12/20-21

| December 19, 2014

This week, Lon begins his countdown of the Top 70 hits of 2014.  Along the way, you’ll hear highlights of conversations with his co-hosts from this past year.  Among the stars: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, and Florida Georgia Line. […]

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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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Tim McGraw Co-Hosts 12/13-14

Tim McGraw Co-Hosts 12/13-14

| December 10, 2014

Tim McGraw joins Lon this week to co-host the Countdown.  His current Top 5 hit is “Shotgun Rider.”  It’s from his latest album, “Sundown Heaven Town.”  The big subject on Tim’s mind is it’s his daughter Gracie’s senior year in high school.  He tells Lon that he’s going to focus his attention for the next […]

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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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