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Dierks Bentley Gets Personal

Dierks Bentley Gets Personal

| March 30, 2014

Dierks Bentley describes the making of his latest album “Riser” as a journey from grief to gratitude.  He started the album in 2012, and in  June of that year, his father died.  One year later, he found out that he and his wife were expecting their third child, a boy.  In between, he went on […]

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Blake: The Voice More Competitive

Blake: The Voice More Competitive

| March 23, 2014

Blake Shelton is spending his 6th season as a coach on NBC’s The Voice.  He’s won the competition three times.  This season’s coaches are Adam Levine, Shakira, and Usher.  He told Country Countdown USA that the coaches are even more competitive this year: “I think Usher & Shakira combination makes for a more competitive situation.  […]

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Blake & Luke Talk Trout

Blake & Luke Talk Trout

| March 23, 2014

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will once again co-host the ACM Awards this year.  The two already got together to tape TV promos for the show.  You might have thought the two would have used the time to plan what they’re doing on the show.  But Blake says they had more important things to talk […]

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Blake & Josh Share A Lot

Blake & Josh Share A Lot

| March 23, 2014

Blake Shelton & Josh Turner co-hosted Country Countdown USA this weekend, and it was obvious from the first few minutes that the two country stars have many things in common.  For example, both are members of the Grand Ole Opry.  In fact the two appeared together on the 40th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry […]

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George Strait's Music City Farewell

George Strait’s Music City Farewell

| March 23, 2014

There seemed to be a touch of emotion in George Strait’s final Nashville concert Friday night.  Perhaps it was the song “Troubadour” that summed it up.  The first line is “I still feel 25 most of the time.”  That’s how old Strait was when he first rode into Nashville back in 1977.  He had picked up […]

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Josh Turner Hosts Blake Shelton

Josh Turner Hosts Blake Shelton

| March 18, 2014

Lon is off this week.  Josh Turner takes his spot, with Blake Shelton as his co-host.  Blake talks about the Battle Rounds on The Voice, where his wife Miranda Lambert is mentoring Team Shakira.  He looks ahead to co-hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards with Luke Bryan next month.  He also talks about this […]

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Thompson Square Just Feels Good

Thompson Square Just Feels Good

| March 16, 2014

Last month, Thompson Square launched its first-ever headline tour.  They’re calling it the “Just Feels Good Tour,” after their current album.  Before they hit the road, the duo held a tour preview for the Nashville media.  Keifer & Shawna talked about the tour with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton. Keifer: We’ve been on some great tours these […]

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Thompson Square Meets Shania

Thompson Square Meets Shania

| March 16, 2014

Imagine a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway in Las Vegas watching Shania Twain’s “Still The One” show, and then going backstage to meet the star.  That’s what happened to the husband/wife duo Thompson Square last month.  Shawna Thompson told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “We were actually out in Vegas playing a couple of shows, and […]

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Scotty's Duck Dynasty Dinner

Scotty’s Duck Dynasty Dinner

| March 9, 2014

This summer, Scotty McCreery will be part of the Duck Dynasty Cruise, joining the entire Robertson family for a wild vacation in the Caribbean.  Scotty talked about how the friendship began with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “It all started with Twitter.  I saw one of them tweet that they were in Nashville, and I […]

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American Idol Meets The Voice

American Idol Meets The Voice

| March 9, 2014

Scotty McCreery won the American Idol competition 3 years ago.  Danielle Bradbery won The Voice last year.  At some point in between, the two actually met in Houston.  Scotty told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “The first time I met her was at a meet & greet.  She did a little opening act for me before  […]

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