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Top 10 Memorial Day Songs

Top 10 Memorial Day Songs

| May 24, 2015

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, and it goes back to the Civil War.  The idea was to take a day and place flowers or a flag on the graves of soldiers.  There are a lot of country songs that have a patriotic theme to them.  Our Top 10 list focuses on recent country songs that […]

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Billy Currington's McGraw Workout

Billy Currington’s McGraw Workout

| May 24, 2015

Billy Currington will spend this summer on the road with Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour.  Billy told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that he’s looking forward to spending time with Tim: “I always wanted to tour with him, because we went hunting together about five years ago.  We got to know each other then, and […]

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Billy Currington's Summer Forever

Billy Currington’s Summer Forever

| May 24, 2015

Billy Currington loves warm weather.  When winter comes around, you’ll find Billy in Hawaii.  So it’s appropriate that Billy titled his latest album “Summer Forever,” because if anyone lives that life, it’s Billy. But actually the album title comes from the last song on the record.  Billy explained to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton how […]

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Luke Bryan's Dirt Road Diary

Luke Bryan’s Dirt Road Diary

| May 22, 2015

There’s a new exhibit opening this weekend at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville featuring personal items from the CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan.  Visitors will be able to follow Luke’s career from a young boy in Leesburg, Georgia to the top of the country chart and national fame.  […]

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Tim McGraw on Tomorrowland

Tim McGraw on Tomorrowland

| May 22, 2015

Tim McGraw is back on the big screen this weekend, appearing in the new Disney movie “Tomorrowland,” starring George Clooney.  McGraw actually began work on the movie almost two years ago.  At the time, he told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “It’s a great story.  To me, the great thing about working on movies is […]

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Billy Currington Co-Hosts 5/23-24

Billy Currington Co-Hosts 5/23-24

| May 20, 2015

Billy Currington joins Lon this week to co-host the Countdown.  His current Top 5 hit is “Don’t It.”  It’s the forthcoming single from his new album Summer Forever, due out June 2.  Billy is about to hit the road with Tim McGraw.  He has great stories about Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, and Keith […]

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Tyler Farr Burns It Down

Tyler Farr Burns It Down

| May 17, 2015

Tyler Farr is on the road now with Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour.  It’s actually Tyler’s second year on that tour, and he told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “We’re having a blast out there.  Jason does this little hop, skip, trot thing, like a Shetland pony, and I impersonate him backstage.  So one […]

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Tyler & Blake's Battle For A Song

Tyler & Blake’s Battle For A Song

| May 17, 2015

We all know the song “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” as done by Tyler Farr.  But it was almost recorded by Blake Shelton.  Tyler revealed that story to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “We were on the Burn It Down Tour last year, and Blake’s wife Miranda Lambert joined us for a few shows.  So one […]

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Tyler Farr's Proposal Strategy

Tyler Farr’s Proposal Strategy

| May 16, 2015

Tyler Farr brought his soon-to-be fiancé Hannah to our CCUSA studio last week.  He even hinted a few times that he was about to make some news.  But he saved it until he had some private time at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.  A few days ago, Tyler gave the details of his marriage proposal to Westwood […]

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Kelsea Ballerini's Nashville Debut

Kelsea Ballerini’s Nashville Debut

| May 13, 2015

Kelsea Ballerini’s Nashville debut was sold out, and her 90 minute show Tuesday night was a powerful statement that there’s a new contender in the Country Female category.  The site was 3rd & Lindsley, a club that was the launch-pad for many of today’s top stars, including Lady Antebellum.  The show was part of CMT’s Next […]

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