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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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Scotty & Band Perry Play Ball

Scotty & Band Perry Play Ball

| March 9, 2014

This week’s co-host Scotty McCreery loves baseball.  He was a pitcher for his high school team, and he’s a fan of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.  He told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he got the chance to test his skills while doing a show with The Band Perry: “We just opened up […]

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Scotty McCreery Co-Hosts 3/8-9

Scotty McCreery Co-Hosts 3/8-9

| March 5, 2014

Scotty McCreery co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current hit, “See You Tonight,” is in the Top 10.  He talks about this season’s American Idol competition, and the new judges.  He says he’s about to move to Nashville, and will continue his schooling online.  He has great stories about George Strait, Tim McGraw, Eric Church, […]

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Lady A Breaks ACM News To Lon

Lady A Breaks ACM News To Lon

| March 5, 2014

Lady Antebellum’s Charles, Hillary, and Dave were in the middle of co-hosting the Countdown when their manager found out that CCUSA’s Lon Helton had won the ACM National Personality of the Year Award.  So in between songs, he texted the trio the news, and they broke it to Lon.  He hadn’t seen the release, so […]

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