Michael Ray New Traditions

Michael Ray New Traditions

This week’s co-host is Michael Ray.  He begins by telling Lon he spent the holidays with his family in Florida.  “I got to see my nieces and nephews. It makes you fall in love with Christmas once again, I got to relive it with them.  They bring such a cool innocence to it. Michael current hit is…More

Jon Pardi Toasts Tequila

Jon Pardi Toasts Tequila

This week’s co-host is Jon Pardi, who told Lon that he took some time off during the holidays: “We took some time off and wanted to stay home.  The whole month of December, we were home.  We had Christmas at the house.  It was nice.” Jon was on the road a lot last year, and got to…More

Thomas Rhett Has #1 of 2021

Thomas Rhett Has #1 of 2021

Lon Helton spent the past two weeks counting down the Top 70 of 2021. When he got to the top, he called the artist who had the #1 song of the year. It was “What’s Your Country Song” by Thomas Rhett. Lon began the conversation by asking Thomas about his newborn baby girl: “She is…More

Dierks Previews New Year’s Show

Dierks Previews New Year’s Show

Dierks Bentley headlines The Big Bash: Nashville’s New Year’s Eve, Friday night from Bicentennial Mall in Music City. The show will be broadcast live on CBS-TV. Prior to the show, Dierks was asked if he’d ever done a show on New Year’s Eve: “I haven’t played a New Year’s Eve concert in a really long…More

Top 70 of 2021

Top 70 of 2021

This week, Lon Helton wraps up his count down the Top 70 of 2021, along with stories from this year’s co-hosts, including Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Dierks Bentley.  When he gets to the top, Lon will speak with the…More

Miranda Lambert: Two In Top 30

Miranda Lambert: Two In Top 30

Lon’s co-host is Miranda Lambert, who actually has two songs in this week’s Top 30: Her own single, “If I Was a Cowboy,” and her duet with Elle King. “Elle is one of my favorites, she is such a spitfire, she asked me to sing that song with her, and I instantly said ‘yes,’ what’s not to…More

Brothers Osborne CMA Wrap-Up

Brothers Osborne CMA Wrap-Up

Lon’s co-hosts this week are the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne.  “As we said on stage, every time we’ve won that award, it’s been very shocking.  It felt incredible, for what we’ve been through as a band, for me personally, and to be there in that moment, to see our peers giving us a…More

Dustin Lynch Prepared For Playa

Dustin Lynch Prepared For Playa

This week’s co-host is Dustin Lynch, who’s been back on the road since June. “We played a lot of fairs and festivals.  I always take time to go out into the campgrounds.  If I wear a ballcap, I can sneak around unnoticed.  So I saw firsthand the carnage that was going on.  Country music is in…More

Kenny Chesney: Ready For The Road

Kenny Chesney: Ready For The Road

This week’s co-host is Kenny Chesney, who has two songs in the countdown.  His own Top 10 hit, “Knowing You,” and his award-winning duet with Kelsea Ballerini.  Plus, he previews his Here & Now 2022 Stadum Tour that kicks off next spring. Kenny told Lon that he was actually in Nashville the morning of the CMA Awards: “I…More

Zac Brown Makes A Comeback

Zac Brown Makes A Comeback

This week’s co-host is Zac Brown, back as Lon’s co-host for the first time in 5 years.  A lot has changed in that time, which is partly the reason he calls his new album “The Comeback.”  He told Lon, “It’s the whole world getting to come back together again.  I knew there would be a day…More

St. Jude Honors Lon Helton

St. Jude Honors Lon Helton

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2021) – Industry leaders in the country music community Lon Helton (pictured) and Bill Mayne are the 2021 recipients of the prestigious Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award. The award was presented by Alabama lead-singer and co-founder of Country Cares Randy Owen. Lon Helton, whose radio career began in 1971, has…More

Walker Hayes On “Fancy Like”

Walker Hayes On “Fancy Like”

This week’s co-host is Walker Hayes, who joins Lon for the first time thanks to the success of “Fancy Like.”  Walker says: “I always swing for the fence, I don’t enjoy playing it safe.  Safe just looks boring.”  Walker just got the word that his song is nominated for an American Music Award: “That’s amazing, I’m not…More

2021 CMA Award Winners

2021 CMA Award Winners

NASHVILLE—“The 55th Annual CMA Awards” made a triumphant return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, delivering an emotional broadcast celebrating the very best in Country Music. Shining a light on a community like no other, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ was filled with groundbreaking performances, heartfelt speeches and surprise wins.   Luke Combs, who performed his brand new single “Doin’ This,” received the night’s top honor of CMA Entertainer of the Year, a first for the artist. Sharing…More

Ryan & Maren Take Chances

Ryan & Maren Take Chances

This week’s co-hosts are Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd.  They were both in the studio, rather than on zoom or some other system. “It feels good to be here.  To be able to see someone’s facial expressions, and not just being on the phone is so helpful!” Maren & Ryan have been married for 3 years,…More

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