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Eric Church's Baby Boy Hawk

Eric Church’s Baby Boy Hawk

| May 10, 2015

Back in February, Eric Church and his wife Katherine welcomed their second son, who they named Tennessee Hawkins Church.  This week, Eric revealed to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton the story behind his son’s unique name: “We call him Hawk.  Hawk was just something that kind of came to me.  We have a bunch of […]

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Church On His ACM Performance

Church On His ACM Performance

| May 10, 2015

Eric Church & Keith Urban kicked off the 2015 ACM Awards with their current duet “Raise ‘Em Up.”  There were over 75,000 fans in AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play, so there was a lot of pressure.  But down on the stage, it was calm and relaxed.  Eric talked about it with Country Countdown […]

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Eric Church on "The Skittles Mix"

Eric Church on “The Skittles Mix”

| May 10, 2015

Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton had a chance to attend Eric Church’s show in Denver a couple months ago.  The Outsiders World Tour has been one of the biggest shows of the year.  So when Eric co-hosted the Countdown, Lon had a chance to ask him about it: You have some side-pits around your stage, with […]

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Eric Church Gold & Platinum

Eric Church Gold & Platinum

| May 9, 2015

It was an unseasonably warm day in March as Eric Church was in Nashville to celebrate a #1 song with “Talladega.”  His record label took the opportunity to present him two additional gifts: A Platinum record for “The Outsiders,” and a Gold Record for his debut album “Sinners Like Me.”  That album was released almost […]

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Eric Church Co-Hosts 5/9-10

Eric Church Co-Hosts 5/9-10

| May 4, 2015

Eric Church is this week’s co-host, and he has TWO songs in this week’s Top 30.  The first is his fifth single from The Outsiders, “Like a Wrecking Ball.” The other is his duet with Keith Urban, “Raise ‘Em Up.”  Eric just returned from the ACM Awards in Dallas, where he performed with Keith.  He […]

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Dierks Goes Bowling With FGL

Dierks Goes Bowling With FGL

| May 3, 2015

Dierks Bentley hosted a pre-Super Bowl party in February at his Whiskey Row club in Phoenix.  Lots of big stars attended, including Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, and Kid Rock.  But apparently there was a party BEFORE the party.  Dierks explained this week to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “We went bowling that afternoon.  Me, Florida […]

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It's "Wheels Up" For Lady A

It’s “Wheels Up” For Lady A

| May 3, 2015

Lady Antebellum kicked off it’s 2015 Wheels Up Tour with a media event in Nashville.  They showed off their new stage set, performed a few songs, and talked with reporters about their hopes for this summer’s tour.  Country Countdown USA was on location and spoke with Charles, Hillary, and Dave about their Wheels Up Tour: […]

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Zac Brown Band Plays Nashville

Zac Brown Band Plays Nashville

| May 2, 2015

The Zac Brown Band launched their 2015 Jekyll & Hyde Tour Friday night in Nashville.  The show was as distinctive and different as the man himself.  The concert began promptly at 7:30, with no opening act.  The curtain went up to reveal Zac’s band on a 3-level set.  Zac himself appeared walking out of a big […]

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Dierks Attends Jones Museum Gala

Dierks Attends Jones Museum Gala

| April 27, 2015

Dierks Bentley was one of the country stars who attended the Grand Opening of the George Jones Museum in downtown Nashville last week.  Dierks is a friend of the singer’s widow, Nancy.  Dierks talked about how Jones influenced his music:  “George meant the world to me, he was a friend to so many younger artists. […]

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Darius Credits Letterman For Hootie

Darius Credits Letterman For Hootie

| April 27, 2015

Darius Rucker will reunite with Hootie & The Blowfish for one of David Letterman’s final shows.  You might wonder why.  Darius told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “If it wasn’t for Letterman, I wouldn’t have half of my career.  Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View had been out a few months, and wasn’t doing […]

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