History Radio / AmericanCountryCountdown

11th Sep '17 8:37:11 AM Briguy52748
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Like ''[=AT40=]'', song-ranking data originally came from ''Magazine/{{Billboard}}'' magazine, only this time using the Hot Country Singles (now Country Airplay) chart. The show has used Mediabase as its chart source from August 2009 to 2017, when it reverted to the ''Billboard'' charts. The show's chart length was trimmed to 30 songs effective February 12, 2011, then later reverted to 40. Kix has also ditched the retro songs in favor of more recent recurrents.

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Like ''[=AT40=]'', song-ranking data originally came from ''Magazine/{{Billboard}}'' magazine, only this time using the Hot Country Singles (now Country Airplay) chart. The show has used Mediabase as its chart source from August 2009 to the summer of 2017, when it the show reverted to the ''Billboard'' charts.Country Airplay chart. The show's chart length was trimmed to 30 songs effective February 12, 2011, then later reverted to 40. Kix has also ditched the retro songs in favor of more recent recurrents.
11th Sep '17 8:35:04 AM Briguy52748
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** '''1970s''' and '''1980s''': Charley Pride, Music/DollyParton, Music/ConwayTwitty, Loretta Lynn, Music/TheStatlerBrothers, Music/TheOakRidgeBoys, Eddie Rabbitt, Mel Tillis, Music/RonnieMilsap and Music/MerleHaggard.

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** '''1970s''' and '''1980s''': Charley Pride, Music/DollyParton, Music/ConwayTwitty, Loretta Lynn, Music/TheStatlerBrothers, Music/TheOakRidgeBoys, Eddie Rabbitt, Mel Tillis, Music/DonWilliams, Music/RonnieMilsap and Music/MerleHaggard.
28th Aug '17 4:52:41 PM Twentington
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** Oddly, a couple songs late in the Kingsley era seemed to ''always'' be presented in abridged fashion even though they weren't that long of a song to begin with, including "It's a Heartache" by Trick Pony and "Used to the Pain" by Tracy Lawrence, neither of which is much longer than 3 minutes uncut. On one show, he faded out Jo Dee Messina's "Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)" at the 2:21 mark, and a slower-talking GuestHost near the end of 2005 led to nearly every other song getting cut down (such as Music/JasonAldean's "Hicktown", which never got a cut otherwise). {{Inverted|Trope}} on Kingsley's last year-end countdown in 2005, where some songs (including "Just Might (Make Me Believe)" by Music/{{Sugarland}} and "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On" by Neal [=McCoy=]) actually were ''extended'' by having the last verse and/or chorus play twice.

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** Oddly, a couple Some songs late in the Kingsley era seemed to ''always'' be presented in abridged fashion even though they weren't that long of a song to begin with, including "It's a Heartache" by Trick Pony and "Used to the Pain" by Tracy Lawrence, neither of which is much longer than 3 minutes uncut. On one show, he faded out Jo Dee Messina's "Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)" at the 2:21 mark, and a slower-talking GuestHost near the end of 2005 led to nearly every other song getting cut down (such as Music/JasonAldean's "Hicktown", which never got a cut otherwise). {{Inverted|Trope}} on Kingsley's last year-end countdown in 2005, where some songs (including "Just Might (Make Me Believe)" by Music/{{Sugarland}} and "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On" by Neal [=McCoy=]) actually were ''extended'' by having the last verse and/or chorus play twice.
28th Aug '17 4:51:04 PM Twentington
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Like ''[=AT40=]'', song-ranking data originally came from ''Magazine/{{Billboard}}'' magazine, only this time using the Hot Country Singles (now Country Airplay) chart. The show has used Mediabase as its chart source since August 2009. The show's chart length was trimmed to 30 songs effective February 12, 2011, then later reverted to 40. Kix has also ditched the retro songs in favor of more recent recurrents.

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Like ''[=AT40=]'', song-ranking data originally came from ''Magazine/{{Billboard}}'' magazine, only this time using the Hot Country Singles (now Country Airplay) chart. The show has used Mediabase as its chart source since from August 2009.2009 to 2017, when it reverted to the ''Billboard'' charts. The show's chart length was trimmed to 30 songs effective February 12, 2011, then later reverted to 40. Kix has also ditched the retro songs in favor of more recent recurrents.
8th Aug '17 11:29:03 AM Twentington
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* TheEighties and TheNineties: When the show was arguably at the height of its power, although it actually started in TheSeventies and is still doing well today.
8th Aug '17 11:28:54 AM Twentington
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*** To fill in the time, a larger number of extras was played, usually by an artist who had a song debuting on the chart at least two years earlier.
*** There were no listener requests; instead, he ended each hour by showcasing a previous #1 hit in chronological or alphabetical order.

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*** To fill in the time, a larger number of extras was played, usually by an artist who had a song debuting on the chart at least two years earlier.
earlier. On occasion, he would also play an album cut if an artist in the countdown had a recently released album; this stopped in the early 90s.
*** There were no listener requests; instead, he ended each hour by showcasing a previous #1 hit in chronological or alphabetical order. Listener requests didn't appear until 1996.
22nd Mar '17 7:52:52 AM Briguy52748
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* SigningOffCatchPhrase: All of the following were preceded by the chart week, show production information (e.g., the show was created by Casey Kasem, Tom Rounds and Don Bustany) and key producers.
** Don Bowman: "Bye!" Often preceded by one final zinger, especially prior to 1977.
** Bob Kingsley: "This is Bob Kingsley; join me again next week when we'll count down the 40 top country hits in the USA!" Altered slightly for a special, especially the year-end special.
** Kix Brooks: "Adios!" Always preceded by some folksy comment thanking listeners for tuning in.
17th Jan '17 7:09:42 AM Briguy52748
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* ChristmasEpisode: "American Country Christmas." From 2006-2009, Ronnie Dunn joined Kix Brooks to share their favorite memories of Christmas, before in 2010 and 2011 Brooks used pre-taped interviews of elementary school students (from the Nashville area) sharing their memories and thoughts of Christmas. Each year, including 2012-present shows, have featured pre-taped interviews of country stars talking about Christmas. What started out as a six-hour program (with stations having the option to repeat) has now extended into a 24-hour show, with affiliates having the option to air all 24 hours (beginning on Christmas Eve day and continuing through to Christmas Day, natch) or airing only selected hours to leave room for other holiday-related programs.
** From 1989-2005, the Kingsley version, "Christmas In America," aired as a six-hour special, meant to air on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day. That program was moved to ''Radio/BobKingsleysCountryTop40'' in 2006 and continues in its original format. The first years used the regular commercial bumpers before holiday-appropriate bumpers were used; the theme also changed to Music/KennyRogers' "Christmas in America," a song that opened and closed those early programs (i.e., after the usual intro and before the closing spiel).
** Prior to 1989, unlike ''Radio/AmericanTop40'', no early-Kingsley or Bowman-era all-Christmas ''ACC'' programs are known to have aired or have surfaced.
16th Jan '17 6:52:19 AM Morgenthaler
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The show's history dates to October 6, 1973, and was conceived as a spinoff of ''AmericanTop40''. Both programs were created by Don Bustany, Tom Rounds and Los Angeles radio personality (and {{voice actor|s}}) Creator/CaseyKasem. Initially, Don Bowman a Lubbock, Texas, native who became famous for his comedy recordings and association with Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson was the host. While he did a very credible job, conflicts with his touring schedule eventually forced him to give up the show in the spring of 1978. Bob Kingsley, who began producing the program in the spring of 1974, took over as host, and the rest was history.

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The show's history dates to October 6, 1973, and was conceived as a spinoff of ''AmericanTop40''.''Radio/AmericanTop40''. Both programs were created by Don Bustany, Tom Rounds and Los Angeles radio personality (and {{voice actor|s}}) Creator/CaseyKasem. Initially, Don Bowman a Lubbock, Texas, native who became famous for his comedy recordings and association with Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson was the host. While he did a very credible job, conflicts with his touring schedule eventually forced him to give up the show in the spring of 1978. Bob Kingsley, who began producing the program in the spring of 1974, took over as host, and the rest was history.
24th Aug '16 8:53:05 PM PaulA
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''American Country Countdown'' is a weekly, [[LongRunner long-running]] syndicated radio program, currently hosted by Kix Brooks (of the country music duo Music/BrooksAndDunn), which counts down the 40 most popular CountryMusic songs in the United States.

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''American Country Countdown'' is a weekly, [[LongRunner long-running]] long-running syndicated radio program, currently hosted by Kix Brooks (of the country music duo Music/BrooksAndDunn), which counts down the 40 most popular CountryMusic songs in the United States.



* LongRunner: The program debuted in 1973 and has been going strong ever since.
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