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Kane Brown’s Baby Watch

Kane Brown’s Baby Watch

This week’s co-host is Kane Brown, and the main topic on his mind is his soon-to-be-born daughter. Lon began the conversation there: “I’m pumped, I wish I could fast-forward time and make her be here already.” Lon asked, Have you talked names yet? “Yes we have. So many people are having babies now, so my…More

Eli Young Band Fly-In

Eli Young Band Fly-In

This week, Lon’s co-hosts are Mike Eli (lead singer) & Jon Jones (bass) from the Eli Young Band. They explained why the whole band wasn’t here: “We all live in Texas. Flying up to Nashville to do a little work, sometimes we split off. Everyone knows we’re a band by now.” In fact, they said…More

This Week’s Co-Host: Jon Pardi

This Week’s Co-Host: Jon Pardi

This week’s co-host Jon Pardi took a short break from the Burning Man tour to talk about the headliner Dierks Bentley: “Dierks puts on a good show. Everyone loves Dierks. This is our third together. He’s a workaholic, but he’s such a cool guy.” As this show airs, Jon is in Australia. “We’re co-headlining a…More

Carrie Underwood: 360 Entertainer

Carrie Underwood: 360 Entertainer

The word “entertainer” gets thrown around a lot, particularly when it comes to the CMA Entertainer of the Year.  Certainly the reiging Entertainer Keith Urban fits that description, with his ability to play multiple instruments, along with holding your attention through a two hour show.  As we consider who could win that award this year,…More

Chase Rice Appreciates 2nd Time

Chase Rice Appreciates 2nd Time

It’s been about four years since Chase Rice has co-hosted the Countdown. He told Lon he’s gone through a lot of soul searching and career changes since then. The good news is that for the first time in four years, Chase is back in the Top 5. Two weeks ago, Chase was in Las Vegas…More

Old Dominion Vegas Memories

Old Dominion Vegas Memories

This week’s countdown with Old Dominion was recorded in Las Vegas during ACM weekend. The band won their second straight ACM Group of the Year Award. While there, they each had some fun. Trevor did some gambling, Brad played golf. Matt had roast duck at an Asian restaurant. But Geoff told Lon he has a…More

Eric Church Doubles Down

Eric Church Doubles Down

This week’s co-host is Eric Church, whose latest project “Desperate Man” is nominated for the ACM Album of the Year. He is currently on his Double Down Tour, and his latest single just entered the Top 30. Lon asked Eric to describe the tour: “We’re doing two nights in every city, two different shows, 3…More

Michael Ray Wedding Planner

Michael Ray Wedding Planner

This week, Michael Ray co-hosts the Countdown with Lon, to talk about his engagement to Carly Pearce, his ACM nomination, and his 19 Tour. It’s been fun, we’re in the middle of wedding planning as we speak. I say WE are planning, but it’s her and her mom are doing the bulk of the planning…More

Jake Owen: New Movie, Baby, Album

Jake Owen: New Movie, Baby, Album

This week’s co-host is Jake Owen, and he told Lon that he’s been traveling a lot so far this year: “I started the year in Phoenix, I played the Open, went to Pebble Beach, Daytona 100, Crash My Playa in Mexico, and Vail Colorado, so I’ve been all over the place.” Jake has spent the…More

Chris Stapleton’s Baby Watch

Chris Stapleton’s Baby Watch

This week, the top ACM nominee, Chris Stapleton, co-hosts the Countdown. He tells he expects to attend this year: “I will, although I don’t know if my wife will.” His wife Morgane is expecting their fifth child in a few months. Will Chris perform? “That’s the plan at the moment.” Will you do Millionaire or…More

A Good Time For Luke Combs

A Good Time For Luke Combs

This week’s co-host is the CMA New Artist of the Year Luke Combs. He told Lon, “2018 was an awesome year for me, and 2019 is not goin’ too bad either. When it rains, it pours, some might say.” In December he announced his engagement to his girlfriend Nicole. Luke told Lon, “We announced our…More

Midland Makes Co-Host Debut

Midland Makes Co-Host Debut

For the past three years, we’ve heard a number of funny stories from Lon’s co-hosts about the band Midland. This week, Lon plays several of those stories for the guys, and gets their responses and reactions. For example, Garth Brooks said he was a fan of the band’s music because it reminded him of George…More

CCUSA’s Lon Helton Wins 5th ACM

CCUSA’s Lon Helton Wins 5th ACM

COUNTRY COUNTDOWN USA WITH LON HELTON WINS NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR ENCINO, CA (February 28, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today the full list of Radio Award winners for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Though not part of the telecast, the awards…More

Jordan Davis Co-Host Debut

Jordan Davis Co-Host Debut

This week Jordan Davis makes his countdown co-hosting debut. He is currently on the road with Old Dominion. He had a #1 last year with “Singles You Up.” Jordan told Lon, “We set the bar pretty high with that one. That was a massive song for us, still one we look forward to playing it…More

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