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Cole Swindell's Chillin' It

Cole Swindell’s Chillin’ It

| February 20, 2014

Cole Swindell released his debut album this week.  He said release day was a dream come true.  “It’s the day I didn’t know about, but I’ve always been waitin’ on.  Everything I’ve done in this town, whether it’s been sold a t-shirt or wrote a song, this is it, it’s the day I can walk in a […]

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Jason Aldean Co-Hosts 2/22-23

Jason Aldean Co-Hosts 2/22-23

| February 18, 2014

Jason Aldean co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current hit, “When She Says Baby,” is in our Top 5.  He’s on the road now with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.  Jason talks about performing in New York during Super Bowl weekend, and singing on stage with George Strait.  This summer he’ll play several baseball […]

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Keith Urban Co-Hosts 2/15-16

Keith Urban Co-Hosts 2/15-16

| February 13, 2014

Keith Urban joins Lon this week to co-host the Countdown.  He introduces his new single “Cop Car.” Also talks about his recent #1 with Miranda Lambert: “We Were Us.”  Keith talks about his role on American Idol, the audition process, and what it takes for a contestant to get his vote.  Keith talks about singing with […]

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Luke Bryan Saves Eric Church

Luke Bryan Saves Eric Church

| February 9, 2014

Last month, we told you about Zac Brown and Eric Church spear-fishing in Florida.  The story doesn’t end there.  After Zac left Eric’s beach house in Florida, Luke Bryan came down to visit.  And Eric told him all about the spear-fishing adventures.  So Eric went to the sport shop, and bought Luke some spear-fishing gear, […]

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Eric Church: Bigger Badder Better

Eric Church: Bigger Badder Better

| February 9, 2014

In December, Eric Church and his producer Jay Joyce invited a group of reporters to their East Nashville studio to play Eric’s next album, “The Outsiders.” Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton was one of the guests. First a few words about the studio.  It’s a converted 1960s church, located near LP Field, home of the Tennessee […]

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Luke Bryan Performs For Strait

Luke Bryan Performs For Strait

| February 9, 2014

Imagine performing for your hero.  Luke Bryan has that experience a couple months ago.  The occasion was the annual BMI Awards in Nashville.  It’s one of the industry-only events that take place in the days before the CMA Awards.  The honoree was songwriter Dean Dillon, who wrote dozens of hits for George Strait, including the […]

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Luke Bryan's Song of Grief

Luke Bryan’s Song of Grief

| February 8, 2014

Luke Bryan’s latest hit, “Drink A Beer,” is anything but a fun party song.  Luke talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: (Lon) I thought it was a poignant moment when you performed it on the CMA Awards and turned your back to the audience: (Luke) Awesome, it was an amazing moment for […]

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Luke Bryan Co-Hosts 2/8-9

Luke Bryan Co-Hosts 2/8-9

| February 5, 2014

Luke Bryan co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current hit is “Drink A Beer,” and Luke tells the amazing story about that song.  Luke’s on the road now with his That’s My Kind of Night tour, also featuring Lee Brice and Cole Swindell.  Luke has stories about both of them.  He also just received three […]

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David Nail's Urban Connection

David Nail’s Urban Connection

| February 2, 2014

David Nail’s current hit is “Whatever She’s Got.”  David told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that he didn’t write the song, but it instantly appealed to him: “I’d been searching for a song, I knew I wanted to do something different, but didn’t know what that ‘different’ was.  So we listened to a lot of […]

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David Nail's World Series Conflict

David Nail’s World Series Conflict

| February 2, 2014

David Nail loves baseball.  And he REALLY loves his hometown St. Louis Cardinals.  He even did spring training with the red birds a few years ago.  So when they played the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, you might think David was sad when his team lost.  Not so.  He told Country Countdown USA’s […]

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