ICYMI: Garth Brooks Busy Month

This week, Garth Brooks co-hosts the Countdown with Lon, with his newly-released Anthology Part 3, the upcoming TV special Garth At Notre Dame, and his 2019 stadium tour. “I thought we’d have this year off, but we’ve been extremely busy. It’s a lot more fun to be busy, than to look for work.” First on…MORE

Kane Brown’s Exciting Month

This week, Kane Brown co-hosts the Countdown, and tells Lon about his brand new album, recent wedding, and winning three American Music Awards. Kane just released his second album called Experiment. He tells Lon: “I knew I wanted to have fun, up the energy of the show, and add elements of old school country music,…MORE

2018 CMA Awards Winners

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR “THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” Chris Stapleton Top Winner of the Night with Three Awards & Keith Urban Named Entertainer of the Year NASHVILLE – Chris Stapleton reveled in a celebratory night in Nashville as he took home three wins at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” while Keith Urban warmed hearts with…MORE

2018 CMA Awards Nominees

“THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” – FINAL NOMINEES (by ballot category order): ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Kenny Chesney Chris Stapleton Keith Urban SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist, Producer(s), and Mix Engineer(s)) “Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton Mix Engineer: Vance Powell “Drinkin’ Problem” –…MORE

Garth Brooks CMA Preview

Garth Brooks is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, but he’s not nominated for anything this year.  Nonetheless, he will perform on this year’s CMA Awards show Wednesday night.  He spoke with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton about the song he will perform: Tell me about this song: “Trisha asked me last night, ‘Are…MORE

Brad Paisley’s CMA Preview

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood will co-host the CMA Awards for the 11th straight year this Wednesday.  We caught up with Brad at his Nashville area home to get a preview. What can we expect? It’s the kind of year where, here’s the rule: What’s fun. What’s fun to talk about? That’s our rule. We’re…MORE

Maren Morris & Taylor Swift

Maren Morris was invited to perform with Taylor Swift at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.  Maren described the experience with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: “I was her special guest at the Dallas Cowboy’s stadium in Arlington.  That’s my hometown. My parents have a hair salon two blocks from the stadium. They worked all day and…MORE

Maren Morris Sings on CMAs

This week Maren Morris co-hosts and talks about next week’s CMA Awards, where she’s nominated for two awards. “Female Vocalist is one of the biggest awards of the night. That category, look at the other women, I’m like, I guess I’ve made it! It’s gonna be fun. I really didn’t expect to be nominated for…MORE

Chris Young & Bill Murray Golf

This week, Chris Young takes a break in his Losing Sleep World Tour to talk about a busy year, his new dog Porter, and what it was like to play a round of golf with comedian Bill Murray. “The tour has just been nuts. I mean that in every way. It’s been incredible, and just…MORE

ICYMI: Chris Janson Co-Hosts

In Case You Missed It: Chris Janson co-hosts the countdown this weekend. His current Top 10, “Drunk Girl,” is nominated for CMA Song of the Year and Video of the Year, and Chris has a third nomination for New Artist of the Year. Chris told Lon who called first to congratulate him: “First phone call…MORE

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