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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

2019 ACM Award Nominations

2019 ACM Award Nominations

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” ENCINO, CA (February 20, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music announced today the nominees for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Iconic entertainer and sixteen-time ACM Award® winner Reba…More

Luke Bryan’s Crash Bash

Luke Bryan’s Crash Bash

This week Luke Bryan co-hosts the Countdown with stories about the just-ended Crash My Playa festival in Mexico, and the early rounds of American Idol. Luke told Lon, “We had a great time in Mexico. We left Playa and went straight to Hawaii for some American Idol taping. I literally never touched the water.” Why…More

Jason Aldean’s New Baby Girl

Jason Aldean’s New Baby Girl

On Monday, Jason and Brittany Aldean welcomed a baby girl to their family. This week Jason co-hosts the Countdown with Lon Helton, and explains how they named her Navy Rome: “Britt & I would put names on a list, and that’s what we did with Memphis. It was the only name we both liked, and…More

Scotty McCreery Super Bowl Fan

Scotty McCreery Super Bowl Fan

The day Scotty McCreery came in to co-host the Countdown, he was wearing a New England Patriots sweatshirt. So of course, that became a topic of discussion. “I feel like I have to explain myself, since I’m from North Carolina. But my dad grew up in New England, and was a fan of the Red…More

Thomas Rhett Is A Sneakerhead!

Thomas Rhett Is A Sneakerhead!

This week, Thomas Rhett co-hosts the Countdown fresh from the ski slopes in Telluride, Colorado. While there with his family, Thomas told Lon he ran into Dierks Bentley: “The first day we’re out there, we catch a lift to top of the mountain, and Dierks is right in front of me. So he whips out…More

Dierks Bentley’s Colorado Christmas

Dierks Bentley’s Colorado Christmas

This week’s co-host Dierks Bentley told Lon he just returned from a few weeks in Telluride Colorado: “I was out there for three weeks. Went out to LA to sing on The Voice, then went to Colorado, and just got back.” So you spent Christmas in Colorado. You have three kids, Evie is 10, Jordan…More

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