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Luke Bryan Surprises Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan Surprises Jason Aldean

| July 26, 2015

Jason Aldean was Lon Helton’s co-host this week on Country Countdown USA.  We had just played Luke Bryan’s song in the Top 30, when the studio door opened, and in walked Luke himself.  “What’s up!  Are you really at my song in the show?”  Jason answered, “We were just talking about how you haven’t given […]

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Aldean Congrats Canaan Smith #1

Aldean Congrats Canaan Smith #1

| July 26, 2015

It can be tough when your song gets jumped in the Top 30.  Even tougher when you get jumped at #2.  That’s what happened to Jason Aldean this week.  The guy who jumped him was Canaan Smith, with his very first #1.  In keeping with tradition, Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton called Canaan to congratulate him. […]

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New To The Top 30: Old Dominion

New To The Top 30: Old Dominion

| July 24, 2015

This week, we welcome the new band Old Dominion to our Top 30.  While “Break Up With Him” marks their countdown debut as a band, several members have already experienced their first #1s as writers.   Country Countdown USA sat down with Matt Ramsey, Brad Tursi, and Trevor Rosen to talk about having hits as writers, and […]

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Brantley Gilbert Loses His Grandpa

Brantley Gilbert Loses His Grandpa

| July 23, 2015

Brantley Gilbert received some sad news towards the end of his honeymoon: His grandfather passed away.  He described how he got the news to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I was actually on my honeymoon when I got the call, it was 2:30 in the morning, my uncle Bill called me, and my wife was sitting […]

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The "Bar" In Tyler Farr's Hit

The “Bar” In Tyler Farr’s Hit

| July 23, 2015

In Nashville, there are some famous bars that have actually become part of some hit songs.   In the case of Tyler Farr’s latest #1, “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” the “bar” in question is a place called Winners.  It’s a small, ramshackle place between Music Row and Vanderbilt University.  It’s there where Tyler Farr first heard the song, and asked the writer […]

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Jason Aldean Co-Hosts 7/25-26

Jason Aldean Co-Hosts 7/25-26

| July 21, 2015

Jason Aldean joins Lon this week to co-host the Countdown.  His current Top 30 hit is “Tonight Looks Good On You.”  Jason got married in March, and he talks about the unusual minister who conducted the service.  Jason is out on his Burn It Down Tour this summer, plus he’s joining forces with Kenny Chesney’s […]

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Brantley Gilbert Wedding Details

Brantley Gilbert Wedding Details

| July 19, 2015

Brantley Gilbert married his fiancé Amber on Sunday June 28th.  After a ten day honeymoon in the Virgin Islands, Brantley was ready to get back to work and one of the first things he did was co-host Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton.  One of the main subjects of the show was his wedding: (B) […]

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Brantley Gilbert Co-Hosts 7/18-29

Brantley Gilbert Co-Hosts 7/18-29

| July 13, 2015

Newlywed Brantley Gilbert joins Lon as co-host this week.  That’s his wife Amber in the photo.  He was fresh off the plane from his honeymoon in the Virgin Islands, and gave all the details about the ceremony, the bachelor party, and even one of the songs played at the wedding.  Brantley’s current Top 10 hit […]

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LBT & Taylor Swift Backstage Jam

LBT & Taylor Swift Backstage Jam

| July 11, 2015

Back in June, Taylor Swift invited Little Big Town to join her during her show in Pittsburgh.  That was just the start of the story.  The group’s Kimberly & Philip told the rest to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: Kimberly said: “Sweet Taylor Swift invited us to sing for her show in Pittsburgh on her huge tour.  […]

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LBT Jimi's Vocal Surgery Details

LBT Jimi’s Vocal Surgery Details

| July 11, 2015

It’s been a few weeks since Little Big Town singer Jimi Westbrook had emergency vocal chord surgery.  The group immediately canceled their shows for the month of July.  This week, the group’s Philip & Kimberly co-hosted Country Countdown USA, and gave host Lon Helton all the details: Philip Sweet explained: “We all go see voice […]

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