Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lady A To Release Christmas CD

When Lady Antebellum wasn’t on the road this year with their Own The Night World Tour, they were in the studio working on their first Christmas album.  They will release “On This Winter’s Night” on October 22nd. Charles Kelley told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton, “We spent a lot of time last Christmas listening to songs that…MORE

Strait Announces Final Tour

George Strait announced his plans today for a final two-year tour: “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.”  The press conference was hosted by Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton in the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville.  George said, “It’s been a hard decision for me to make, but as far as the touring…MORE

Lady Antebellum Co-Hosts 9/29-30

Lady Antebellum co-host the Countdown this week.  Their current hit is “Wanted You More.”  They just wrapped up their Own The Night World Tour.  While in London, they met Bruce Springsteen.  They are about to release their first Christmas album, “On This Winter’s Night.”  They are nominated for two CMA Awards, including Album Of The…MORE

Urban Sings Miranda’s Latest Hit

They say it’s the sincerest form of flattery, but a few weeks ago, Keith Urban performed Miranda Lambert’s current hit, “Fastest Girl In Town.”  When Keith co-hosted Country Countdown USA, host Lon Helton asked why he chose that song: “It’s a great song, such a cool song, and actually Nic & I were listening to…MORE

New Idol Judges Meet Media

On Monday, the new judges for American Idol got together in New York for a press conference to talk about the 2013 Season.  Country superstar Keith Urban joined Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest.  Keith told the media, “One of the things I’ve loved about Idol is hearing someone that has potential,…MORE

Little Big Town’s First #1

It was a beautiful fall day in Nashville on Friday.   The perfect day for a Pontoon Party!  And that’s exactly what happened.  Little Big Town and the writers of their #1 hit Pontoon gathered on the roof of the BMI Building in Nashville to celebrate topping both the radio airplay and album sales charts in…MORE

Urban To Continue CMHOF Benefit

Keith Urban began his All For The Hall benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.  He did two more: 2010 and 2012.  This week, Keith Urban told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton that he will do it again next year. “Oh definitely.  I look forward to this every year.  It’s a lot…MORE

Luke Bryan Celebrates 5th #1

Luke Bryan was the man of honor at CMA Headquarters in Nashville Monday, as the music community celebrated his 5th #1, “Drunk On You.”  The song topped the country charts back in July.  Luke told the crowd: “You never get tired of celebrating number ones, it’s pretty cool stuff. ‘Drunk On You’ is such a, you know,…MORE

Keith Urban Co-Hosts 9/22-23

Keith Urban co-hosts the Countdown this week.  He is working on his next album, and actually walked across the street from a recording studio to appear on our show.  Keith has a song in our Top 10 called “For You.”  He is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, and he talks about his induction. …MORE

Luke Bryan Ready To Rock

Monday night, Luke Bryan and Kimberly Perry co-host the CMA Music Festival TV special.  Luke joined Lon Helton on Country Countdown USA, and described some of his favorite moments from the show: “We got a chance to plan some fun stuff with Lady A, and I got to interview Faith Hill, and to interview Faith…MORE

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