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Dierks Bentley’s Fishing Ticket

Dierks Bentley’s Fishing Ticket

This week Dierks Bentley co-hosts the countdown. It’s his first interview since hosting his Seven Peaks Festival in Colorado. He talks about the artists at the Festival, his 3 CMA nominations, and the real story of how he received a ticket for fishing without a license in Colorado. One of the artists at Seven Peaks…More

Top 10 Songs About 9-11

Top 10 Songs About 9-11

An event as emotional as the terrorist attacks of 9-11 was bound to inspire a lot of music. There were several songs released in the weeks before the event that found new meaning on that September Day. And there were several more that were directly inspired by 9-11 and the subsequent war. No question that…More

Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party

Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party

This week’s co-host Luke Bryan joins Lon to talk about his Sunset Repeat Tour, his 5th annual Crash My Playa festival, next year’s American Idol, and his appearance at this year’s NFL Draft. Several artists who took part in Crash My Playa ate in the Top 30: Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, and Thomas Rhett. He…More

Top 10 Labor Day Songs

Top 10 Labor Day Songs

This list is almost impossible to do, but here’s an attempt at the Top 10 Country Work Songs: #10: Workin’ Man (Nowhere To Go) — Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. These guys had a string of hits in the 80s, including “Fishin’ In the Dark.” This 1988 Top 5 still sounds as good today as it…More

Miranda Lambert: Rested & Ready

Miranda Lambert: Rested & Ready

This week, Miranda Lambert co-hosts the countdown for the first time in almost 3 years! She told Lon she’s actually taken some time off: “I had 8 months off starting in December. It was nice to take a minute, unpack my make-up bag for once in my life. I did some self-preservation for a couple…More

2019 CMA AWARD NOMINEES

2019 CMA AWARD NOMINEES

THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES “THE 53RD ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” NOMINEES Maren Morris Tops the List of Finalists with Six Nominations Brothers Osborne Receives Four Nominations, While Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Scott Hendricks, Dann Huff, Greg Kurstin, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton And Carrie Underwood Are Up for Three…More

Justin Moore Is Now Outnumbered!

Justin Moore Is Now Outnumbered!

This week’s co-host is Justin Moore, who just released his 5th album, “Late Nights & Longnecks.” The album features his current Top 5: The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home.” He tells Lon that song was inspired by an earlier #1: “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” Unlike most country stars, Justin doesn’t live…More

Jason Aldean on Navy & Memphis

Jason Aldean on Navy & Memphis

This week’s co-host is Jason Aldean. who updates us on his 6 month old daughter Navy, his 20 month old son Memphis, and the construction of his new house. He’s on his Ride All Night Tour with Kane Brown. Plus how he spent his summer vacation. Jason told this story about his two younger children:…More

Chris Young: Raised On Country

Chris Young: Raised On Country

This week’s co-host is Chris Young. He talks with Lon about his Raised On Country Tour, and the artists on both the summer and fall legs. They talk about Chris’s forthcoming album, and the special guests on it. Plus an update on Chris’s dog Porter. Chris Young said his fans can look forward to a…More

Dustin Lynch: Very Hot Summer

Dustin Lynch: Very Hot Summer

This week, Dustin Lynch co-hosts the Countdown with Lon. They talk about Dustin’s tour with Thomas Rhett, his appearance at the 5th annual Crash My Playa in Mexico with Luke Bryan, and his plans for releasing some new music Dustin began the year with a two-week vacation in Bali: “It took us 32 hours to…More

Chris Janson Spreads Good Vibes

Chris Janson Spreads Good Vibes

This week’s co-host is Chris Janson, who is on tour this summer with Chris Young. He also just did two stadium shows with George Strait. And Chris has some news about his next album. Chris started the year at Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa: “We were smoking cigars on the beach, and David Lee Murphy…More

Kenny Says Vote For Lon

Kenny Says Vote For Lon

Kenny Chesney & Lon Helton have a friendship that goes back over 25 years, when Kenny was a new artist on an indie label.  Since then, Kenny has appeared on Country Countdown USA dozens of times, in lots of unusual places, including the upper deck of Giants Stadium before a No Shoes Nation concert. Now…More

Maren Morris Is Pro-Female

Maren Morris Is Pro-Female

Lon’s co-host this weekend is Maren Morris. She explains the background behind her current hit “Girl.” “I had a falling out with another woman who is an artist. Things like that keep me up at night. I tried to reason with her, saying why are we picking at each other when we should be celebrating…More

Vote For Lon Helton Today!

Vote For Lon Helton Today!

Lon Helton of “Country Countdown USA” Earns Nomination for Radio Hall of Fame [Vote Now] by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey | July 14, 2019 Lon Helton, the longtime host of Country Countdown USA, has been nominated for the Radio Hall of Fame. Lon is one of four nominees in the Music Format: On-Air Personality category,…More

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