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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

Eric Church: Heroes & Friends

Eric Church: Heroes & Friends

This week, Eric Church joins Lon to co-host the Countdown. Eric’s song “Some Of It” is in the Top 5, and Eric says, “The biggest thing about this song is it was not going to be on the album. This is one of those that slid in at the very end. The album was done…More

Garth Brooks: Dive Bar Day

Garth Brooks: Dive Bar Day

Garth Brooks returns as Lon’s co-host to celebrate “Dive Bar Day.” It’s also the 7th day of the 7th month, and 7 is Garth’s lucky number. Lon asked how Garth how he will celebrate: “I think we’re gonna be filming the video for Dive Bar. And if I know Blake, being the businessman, we’re probably…More

Top 10 4th Of July Songs

Top 10 4th Of July Songs

July 4th celebrates American Independence from the British. But it also celebrates those traits we consider distinctly American. Country music is a unique American artform. So it’s no surprise that many country stars have released songs that have become patriotic anthems. We’ve put together a list of songs that you’re likely to hear on the…More

Garth Brooks Dive Bar Duet

Garth Brooks Dive Bar Duet

This week, Garth Brooks co-hosts the Countdown to introduce his new single, Dive Bar. He tells Lon he’s having fun right now: “I love being busy, and now the whole household is busy. It’s a fun time to be Mr. Yearwood, I can tell you that!” Garth then gave Lon the background on Dive Bar:…More

New To Top 20: Runaway June

New To Top 20: Runaway June

Runaway June makes its debut in our Top 20 this week, just as the all-female trio releases their debut album “Blue Roses.”  They spoke with us about the chart, the album, and their tour with Carrie Underwood: So how does it feel to have your first Top 20? “My gosh it’s huge. I felt like…More

Lee Brice Kentucky Derby Win

Lee Brice Kentucky Derby Win

This week’s co-host is Lee Brice, and his current Top 5 hit is “Rumor.” He & Lon talked about the song’s revealing video: “I thought I was gonna have to talk my wife into this idea the director had of her being in a tub naked. I called her, and she said, ‘It sounds like…More

This Week: Thomas Rhett

This Week: Thomas Rhett

This week, Thomas Rhett co-hosts the Countdown, to preview his Very Hot Summer Tour, his new album Center Point Road, and his hit “Look What God Gave Her.” But he also talks about a lot of his friends in the Top 30. For example, Lon played a clip from Kane Brown saying he has a…More

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