AUDIO: Lon Helton Wins CMA Award

AUDIO: Lon Helton Wins CMA Award

Click to hear Lon Helton receive a call from Carly Pearce saying he has won the 2021 CMA National Personality of the Year. Then hear the reaction from this week’s co-hosts Lady A.More

Lady A Release New Album

Lady A Release New Album

This week’s co-hosts are the three members of Lady A.  They just wrapped up their summer tour: “We were able to play live every weekend, it was such a gift.  We had a blast.” In addition, they have a new album out on Friday 10/22 called “What A Song Can Do.” “After it looked like we were…More

Jason Aldean’s Fast Moving Hit

Jason Aldean’s Fast Moving Hit

Lon’s co-host this week is Jason Aldean.  He tells Lon he’s amazed by the success of “If I Didn’t Love You,” his duet with Carrie Underwood:  “I think it’s the fastest moving song I’ve ever had.  We felt we had something special, especially with Carrie being on it.  But I don’t think we expected it to move as…More

Reba McEntire Revisits Her Hits

Reba McEntire Revisits Her Hits

Lon’s co-host this week is the legendary Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire.  She is releasing a 3-album set: “Revived, Remixed, Revisited.”  It features a duet with Dolly Parton on Reba’s song “Does He Love You.” Reba explained, “They asked me who was on my wish list, and I said Dolly, and she said yes.  Unfortunately we couldn’t be in…More

Lee Brice’s Great Year

Lee Brice’s Great Year

Lon’s co-host this week is Lee Brice. He’s back in the Top 5 with “Memory I Don’t Mess With.” But this past year, he collected ACM and CMA Awards for his duet with Carly Pearce. He told Lon, “It’s been a good year as far as music and radio. But it’s nice to be back…More

Jameson Rodgers Gets Married

Jameson Rodgers Gets Married

Lon’s co-host this week is Jameson Rodgers.  Or rather, the newly-married Jameson Rodgers! “Yes, i can’t believe she actually showed up to the wedding!  I was expecting her to bail the whole time, but I convinced her to marry me somehow.” Jameson told Lon he met his wife Sarah ten years ago at Nashville’s famous club The Bluebird: “I met…More

Scotty McCreery Celebrates 10 Years

Scotty McCreery Celebrates 10 Years

Lon’s co-host this week is Scotty McCreery.  His fifth album, Same Truck, is available Friday September 17: “If you told me ten years ago that I’d still be able to make music and be on my 5th album, I would have taken that deal in a heartbeat. We’re having so much fun right now.” Of course it…More

Top 10 Songs About 9-11

Top 10 Songs About 9-11

An event as emotional as the terrorist attacks of 9-11 was bound to inspire a lot of music. There were several songs released in the weeks before the event that found new meaning on that September day. And there were several more that were directly inspired by 9-11 and the subsequent war. No question that…More

2021 CMA Nominations List

2021 CMA Nominations List

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association has revealed the nominees for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards,” with Eric Church and Chris Stapleton topping the list at five nominations.  Don’t miss “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” LIVE from Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00 – 11:00 PM/EST) on ABC. “This year, we have the opportunity to honor the superstars, new artists and emerging creators who are paving the way for Country Music,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief…More

Thomas Rhett Returns As Co-Host

Thomas Rhett Returns As Co-Host

This week, Thomas Rhett returns for a second week as Lon’s co-host.  He shares the latest on his three girls.  Plus he remembers where he was 20 years ago on September 11th. Thomas told Lon he owes a text to Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay: “This is mainly a public apology to Shay for being such…More

Top 10 Labor Day Songs

Top 10 Labor Day Songs

This list is almost impossible to do, but here’s an attempt at the Top 10 Country Work Songs: #10: Workin’ Man (Nowhere To Go) — Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. These guys had a string of hits in the 80s, including “Fishin’ In the Dark.” This 1988 Top 5 still sounds as good today as it…More

New To Top 10: Elvie Shane

New To Top 10: Elvie Shane

We have an artist with his very first Top 10 this week.  His name is Elvie Shane, and the song is “My Boy.”  We got a chance to speak with Elvie recently and ask him how having a hit song has changed his life: Elvie: I’m living the dream, refusing to wake up.  It has…More

Thomas Rhett Expectant Father

Thomas Rhett Expectant Father

Lon’s co-host this week is Thomas Rhett, who is expecting his 4th child this fall: “It’s insane, our next baby girl is due November 21st.  Lauren is 28 weeks pregnant, the other three are really excited, the oldest just started kindergarten, so life is moving at a rapid pace.” Lon asked how Lauren is feeling: “Not good.  Literally…More

Luke Bryan’s Best Show Ever

Luke Bryan’s Best Show Ever

Lon’s co-host this week is the ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan.  He talks about his Proud To Be Right Here Tour, and a look ahead to Season 20 of American Idol. “The producers are out weeding through the talent, and we’ll do auditions in late September, and then we start filming through October, November,…More

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