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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

Brett Eldredge: World Traveler

Brett Eldredge: World Traveler

This week’s co-host Brett Eldredge has spent the first half of 2019 traveling around the world. He tells Lon that he spent January at a rented beach house in Malibu. February was spent on a European tour. Then recently he & Jon Pardi toured Australia. During the Australia tour, Brett says, “Pardi got me a…More

Kelsea Ballerini’s Opry Memories

Kelsea Ballerini’s Opry Memories

This week, Lon’s co-host is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry: Kelsea Ballerini. She told Lon, “That was the highlight of my career. For any country artist, that’s an iconic goal moment.” She received the invitation from Little Big Town. Her induction came from one of her musical idols: Carrie Underwood. “I’m a…More

Top 10 Memorial Day Songs

Top 10 Memorial Day Songs

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, and it goes back to the Civil War. The idea was to take a day and place flowers or a flag on the graves of soldiers. There are a lot of country songs that have a patriotic theme to them. Our Top 10 list focuses on country…More

Morgan Wallen’s Whiskey Glasses

Morgan Wallen’s Whiskey Glasses

This week’s co-host is Morgan Wallen, who had a #1 last year with “Up Down,” and also co-wrote Jason Aldean’s #1 “You Make It Easy.” Now he’s back in our Top 5 with “Whiskey Glasses.” Morgan told Lon why he thinks his song is resonating with the fans: “It’s a heartbreak song that doesn’t feel…More

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

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