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Top 10 Country Work Songs

Top 10 Country Work Songs

| August 31, 2014

The history of country music is filled with songs about work and workers.  The Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, wrote a dozen songs on the subject, mostly about trains and trainmen, but also about muleskinners, sailors, and farmers.    Recent history has continued the trend, with Merle Haggard, Alabama, and Alan Jackson each delivering several appropriate […]

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Lady A's Dave On Baby Watch

Lady A’s Dave On Baby Watch

| August 30, 2014

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Heywood and wife Kelli are in the final days of their baby watch.  The actual due date for their baby boy is next weekend, but Dave told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that it could come sooner: “If I get a phone call during the show, I’ve got to go.  She could have the […]

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Lady Antebellum Co-Host 8/30-31

Lady Antebellum Co-Host 8/30-31

| August 26, 2014

Lady Antebellum co-host the Countdown this Labor Day weekend.  Their current Top 5 hit is “Bartender.”  It’s the first single from their album “747,” available September 30.  The trio talk about their new album, which came together quickly last spring.  They also talk about their tour this summer with Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.  Who […]

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Chris Young: Injured Hand Update

Chris Young: Injured Hand Update

| August 26, 2014

Chris Young attended a #1 party Monday for his hit “Who I Am With You.” But the big news from the day was Chris was not in a sling, he was not wearing a bandage on his left hand, and he was saying he has mostly recovered from a knife accident in June that practically cut […]

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Dierks Bentley Is The Drone Slayer

Dierks Bentley Is The Drone Slayer

| August 23, 2014

Dierks Bentley’s current hit is “Drunk On a Plane.”  But Dierks has a more sober interest in aircraft. He flies planes himself.  He’s not only a licensed pilot, but he also flies remote-control model planes.  He talked about his new hobby with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: So what’s this we hear you’ve gotten into remote-control planes: […]

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Dierks Bentley's Baby Boy Knox

Dierks Bentley’s Baby Boy Knox

| August 23, 2014

Dierks Bentley’s son Knox is now 10 months old.  So how has having three children changed his life?  He talked about it with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: Give us the Knox update: I can do a whole ‘nother show on kids.  It’s crazy, the love, the pain, the joy, the heartbreak they bring in […]

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Dierks Bentley Co-Hosts 8/23-24

Dierks Bentley Co-Hosts 8/23-24

| August 21, 2014

Dierks Bentley joins Lon to co-host the Countdown.  His current Top 5 hit is Drunk On a Plane.  He’s headlining the Riser Tour this summer with Chris Young, and says he’s having the summer of his life.  He’s about to join Luke Bryan at Soldier Field in Chicago.  He gives us the update on his […]

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Tim McGraw's Salute To Strait

Tim McGraw’s Salute To Strait

| August 16, 2014

To say Tim McGraw is a huge fan of George Strait is an understatement.  Tim’s second album has a song on it called “Give It To Me Strait.”  Tim toured with George for three years in the 90s.  So it was special when Tim & Faith got to join George for one of his final […]

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McGraw: Mamas Made Faith Cry

McGraw: Mamas Made Faith Cry

| August 16, 2014

Tim McGraw’s current hit is a duet with his wife Faith Hill.  The two love singing together, but don’t overdo it.  It usually takes a special song to bring them together.  Tim told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that “Meanwhile Back At Mamas” was such a song: So how do you decide when to do […]

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Brad Paisley On Robin Williams

Brad Paisley On Robin Williams

| August 12, 2014

Earlier this year, Brad Paisley appeared on The Crazy Ones, a TV show that starred Robin Williams.  The episode was titled “Danny Chase Hates Brad Paisley.”  In April, Brad spoke with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton about his experiences with Robin Williams: Did you get to chat with him?  Yes, I’ve admired him for a […]

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