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Taylor Swift Emails Brad Paisley

Taylor Swift Emails Brad Paisley

| January 4, 2015

Taylor Swift didn’t attend this year’s CMA Awards.  But that didn’t mean she was ignored.  Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley did a parody of “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” with lyrics about Taylor: “Who’s going to fill her shoes? Who’s going to stand that tall? Who’s going to be country and poppy and sing […]

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Carrie's Baby Boy: Brad Knew!

Carrie’s Baby Boy: Brad Knew!

| January 4, 2015

One of the great moments during this year’s CMA Awards was when Brad Paisley “slipped” and let the world know that Carrie Underwood was having a boy.  It seemed like an accident, but it was actually planned in advance.  Brad shared the story with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “When we started brain-storming about the awards show, the […]

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Maddie & Tae Meet Shania Twain

Maddie & Tae Meet Shania Twain

| January 4, 2015

The new duo Maddie & Tae got to meet one of their heroes: Shania Twain!  It happened a couple weeks ago, the same day they found out their debut hit “Girl In a Country Song” went to #1.  They shared this story with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton and his co-host Brad Paisley: (Lon) Where […]

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Jason Aldean Has #1 Song of 2014

Jason Aldean Has #1 Song of 2014

| December 31, 2014

Jason Aldean had an amazing year in 2014, with sold-out shows and a top selling album.  He ended the year with the #1 Song of 2014.  “When She Says Baby” was the most-played song on country radio for the year.  Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton called Jason with the news: Congratulations on having the #1 Song […]

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Brad Paisley Co-Hosts 1/3-4

Brad Paisley Co-Hosts 1/3-4

| December 31, 2014

Brad Paisley co-host the first Countdown of 2015 this week.  He does it from his Irish Pub on his farm south of Nashville.  Brad’s current Top 5 hit is “Perfect Storm.”  He’s also about to kick off the winter leg of his Country Nation Tour.  Plus Brad will tell inside stories from this year’s CMA […]

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Year's Top Story: Garth Brooks

Year’s Top Story: Garth Brooks

| December 30, 2014

When Garth Brooks announced his return to the music business, it wasn’t a complete surprise.  Back when he retired, he said that he would return after his youngest daughter graduated high school.  He also mentioned it a year ago when he was promoting a collection of music from his influences.  But on July 10th, Garth […]

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Tim McGraw's New Year's Eve

Tim McGraw’s New Year’s Eve

| December 30, 2014

New Year’s Eve is typically a night of celebration.  Sometimes the celebration involves music.  Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum are a few of the stars who’re part of this year’s party.  But what about Tim McGraw?  When was the list time HE did a show on New Year’s Eve?  Country Countdown USA’s […]

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Top 70 of 2014 Part 2 12/27-28

Top 70 of 2014 Part 2 12/27-28

| December 23, 2014

This week, Lon concludes his Top 70 of 2014 countdown.  Along the way, you’ll hear highlights from Lon’s co-hosts from the past year, including Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Zac Brown, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, and many more.  Plus Tim McGraw joins Lon for the Top 10.  When they get […]

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Top 10 Country Christmas Songs

Top 10 Country Christmas Songs

| December 23, 2014

There are many ways to put together a list of the Top 10 Christmas Songs.  For this list, we consulted with the folks at Mediabase, who monitor the most popular country radio stations in the USA.  These are the same stations that make up our weekly Top 30.  So if you listen to country radio, […]

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Christmas on Music Row

Christmas on Music Row

| December 21, 2014

Twas the week before Christmas… And on Music Row… Not a creature was stirring… And still there’s no snow. It’s very quiet now on Music Row in Nashville.  The record companies and recording studios are closed for the holidays.  I drove down 16th Avenue, past Blake Shelton’s record company, and they had a tree set […]

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