Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jake Owen’s First Father’s Day

Jake Owen  became a father on Thanksgiving Day 2012.  Now, 7 months later, he is celebrating his first Father’s Day with Olive Pearl.  He spoke with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton about his baby girl:  “She is getting bigger every minute of the day.  I feel like I leave the house sometimes and come back…MORE

Tim McGraw Does the Diffie

Jason Aldean’s latest hit, “1994,” name checks Joe Diffie, who had several big hits in the 90s, including “John Deere Green,” “Third Rock From The Sun,” and “Pickup Man.” Not many current artists have personal history with Diffie.  However, Tim McGraw actually shared a manager with Joe 20 years ago.  So Country Countdown USA’s Lon…MORE

Jake Owen Co-Hosts 6/15-16

Jake Owen co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current hit is “Anywhere With You,” and it’s in the Top 5.  Jake is celebrating his first Father’s Day, with 7 month old daughter Pearl.  Jake is on the road this year with Jason Aldean.  A couple weeks ago, he split his pants on stage, and he explains what…MORE

McGraw Girls Affect His Music

Tim McGraw loves his three daughters.  When they were born, he and his wife Faith Hill decided to put their family first, and career second.  So Tim has been there for them as they’ve grown up.  Along the way, they’ve played a part in his music.  He explained how with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton:…MORE

Tim McGraw Meets a Legend

This year’s All For The Hall benefit concert brought together rebels and outlaws, past and present.  Among the legends, you had Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson, along with current stars Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, and Eric Church.  Tim told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he took the opportunity to meet Kris  Kristofferson:…MORE

Backstage At CMA Music Fest

Country Countdown USA has been backstage at CMA Music Fest this weekend, talking with the stars as they prepare to play LP Field in Nashville.  We’ll present a few highlights, along with a few select photos! How about a busy Keith Urban, who joined Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw Thursday night for their #1 hit Highway Don’t…MORE

Taylor Swift At CMA Music Fest

Tim McGraw and Keith Urban were two of the surprise guests Thursday night at the CMA Music Fest in Nashville.  Tim and Keith joined Taylor Swift to perform their #1 hit “Highway Don’t Care.”  Before the show, Taylor told us backstage, “To get the phone call from Tim saying ‘Hey do you want to work…MORE

Carrie Underwood Tour Exhibit

Carrie Underwood was in Nashville today to kick off a six-month exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.  The display featured costumes and memorabilia from her just-completed Blown Away World Tour.   Carrie said, “This is such an amazing place, so just to have a little space in this place is really an honor.  I was…MORE

Tim McGraw Co-Hosts 6/8-9

Tim McGraw co-hosts the Countdown this week.  His current Top 5 hit, “Highway Don’t Care,” features harmonies from Taylor Swift and guitar playing from Keith Urban.  He’s currently on his Two Lanes Of Freedom tour.   He just hosted a TV special featuring performances by Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, and more.  He took part in…MORE

Blake Will Return To The Voice

“The Voice” is one of the most popular shows on TV, thanks in part to coach and country star Blake Shelton.  In past years, Blake had expressed some frustration with the show getting in the way of his music career.  But not any more.  Blake told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton he will stay with the…MORE

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