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Cole "Busted" by Jason Aldean

Cole “Busted” by Jason Aldean

| September 27, 2014

We know that Cole Swindell sold t-shirts for Luke Bryan.  But we didn’t know if he was any good at it.  Now we know!  Two years ago, Luke was on tour with Jason Aldean.  So when Jason co-hosted the Countdown, he told Lon Helton this story about a young Cole Swindell: Jason: The thing I […]

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Cole Swindell's Shower Surprise

Cole Swindell’s Shower Surprise

| September 27, 2014

How surprised was Cole Swindell at his CMA New Artist nomination?  Let’s just say it caught him at an “inconvenient moment.”  Cole told the story to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: What were you doing when you got the news? (C) I haven’t had a chance to tell this story yet, so this is perfect.  I […]

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Remember Cole Swindell's 1st #1

Remember Cole Swindell’s 1st #1

| September 27, 2014

Earlier this year, Cole Swindell did something only a few people do: Go to #1 with their first single.  In May, Cole celebrated that feat with a #1 party.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton was there that day.  This week, as Cole made his co-hosting debut, we thought it appropriate to remember that day. It […]

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Kenny Chesney's Big Revival

Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival

| September 23, 2014

Kenny Chesney’s 17th studio album is called “The Big Revival,” and Kenny told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton it isn’t an accident: “The title alone really represents the tone of this record, where I am in my life, and a thread that runs through a lot of the songs on this record.  It’s about reclaiming […]

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Cole Swindell Co-Hosts 9/27-28

Cole Swindell Co-Hosts 9/27-28

| September 23, 2014

Cole Swindell makes his countdown co-hosting debut this week, and celebrated wearing his USA t-shirt!  Cole’s current Top 5 hit is “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” and he wrote it with Florida Georgia Line.  Cole talks about them, as well as his music mentor & tour partner Luke Bryan.  Cole also wrote Luke’s current hit Roller Coaster.  […]

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The Day Dustin Lynch Met Garth

The Day Dustin Lynch Met Garth

| September 20, 2014

From his childhood growing up in Tullahoma TN, Dustin Lynch idolized Garth Brooks.  Dustin was just five years old when Garth debuted with “Much Too Young.”  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton:  My parents have video of me at age 8 in a cowboy hat with a guitar singing “Rodeo” at the top of my lungs.  I can […]

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Dustin Lynch Gets Intimate

Dustin Lynch Gets Intimate

| September 20, 2014

A couple weeks ago, Dustin Lynch did a small, intimate concert at a club in Nashville for a few hundred fans and local radio staffers.  He used the show to debut songs from his sophomore album, “Where It’s At.”  Dustin spoke with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton about his new album: (Lon) How would you describe […]

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Tim McGraw Launches New Album

Tim McGraw Launches New Album

| September 15, 2014

Tim McGraw is doing a full court press this week to launch his new album “Sundown Heaven Town.”  Sunday night, Tim hosted a small gathering of radio friends at a restaurant south of Nashville where he performed several songs from the album, including the current single “Shotgun Rider.”  Wife Faith Hill was also there, as […]

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Dustin Lynch Co-Hosts 9/20-21

Dustin Lynch Co-Hosts 9/20-21

| September 15, 2014

Dustin Lynch makes his Countdown co-hosting debut this week.  His current Top 5 hit is “Where It’s At.”  It’s the title track from Dustin’s new album.  Dustin talks about his tour this past year with Keith Urban & Little Big Town.  He recalls the first time he met his childhood hero Garth Brooks.  He also recalls a […]

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Kenny Chesney: "I Felt Numb"

Kenny Chesney: “I Felt Numb”

| September 14, 2014

One year ago, as Kenny Chesney wrapped up his No Shoes Nation Tour, he announced he wouldn’t tour in 2014.  He’d take a year off, and concentrate on recording a new album.  Now finished, that album is called “The New Revival,” and will be released on September 23rd.  In a lot of ways, the year […]

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