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Sam Hunt’s Cabin Quarantine

Sam Hunt’s Cabin Quarantine

This week’s co-host is Sam Hunt. He tells Lon he’s spent the last year living in a 4 room cabin south of Nashville.  “I moved 20 minutes south of town, and lived in a little cabin. I’ve spent a lot of time up in the woods.  There’s something peaceful about living there.” He went on to say…More

Jake Owen: Pearl & Paris

Jake Owen: Pearl & Paris

This week’s co-host is Jake Owen, who begins the show catching us up on his 2 year old daughter Paris. “It’s such a cool thing that I didn’t have the first time around with Pearl. For example, waking up in the morning, making her bottle, letting her sit on my lap and watch cartoons.  Not having to facetime…More

20 Years Of Flatts Photos

20 Years Of Flatts Photos

It’s been a little over 20 years since Rascal Flatts burst on the scene with their debut song “Praying For Daylight.” The guys became regular co-hosts on Country Countdown USA during the 2000s, with a string of #1 hits and sold out concerts.  CCUSA host Lon Helton MC’d a number of shows with the guys,…More

Rascal Flatts Remember 20 Years

Rascal Flatts Remember 20 Years

This week, Lon’s co-hosts are Jay & Joe Don of Rascal Flatts.  “We haven’t seen Gary in 9 months.  I don’t think our manager even knows where he is. This is the first time I’ve seen Joe Don in months. It feels strange to not be doing our thing on the road and have a song…More

ACM Awards Winners List

ACM Awards Winners List

Winners have been announced for the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton hosted the show featuring three iconic Country Music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe, as well as performances at legendary locations across the city including the Station Inn, Bridge Building and on Broadway. The 56th ACM Awards was broadcast live on CBS and is available on demand…More

Dustin Lynch Is Flying High

Dustin Lynch Is Flying High

Lon’s co-host this week is Dustin Lynch.  He told Lon he had just begun his Stay Country Tour in 2020 when it was shut down. “We kinds got the rug pulled out from under us, all this momentum was building, and boom, the plug pulled, so I’m looking forward to picking up where we left off…More

Cole Swindell Party With Peyton

Cole Swindell Party With Peyton

Lon’s co-host this week is Cole Swindell, who was at his mother’s home in Georgia. “I’ve been back and forth between Nashville and here, it’s been nice to be down where I’m from a little bit.  This is the first chance I’ve had to come home and see family and friends.  I’ve enjoyed getting reset.  It’s been…More

Chris Stapleton Starting Over Podcast

Chris Stapleton Starting Over Podcast

CCUSA host Lon Helton had a very detailed conversation with Chris Stapleton about his new album “Starting Over.”  They spoke about making the album, writing several of the songs, and why he chose to record cover songs by Guy Clark and John Fogerty.  Chris says he began work on the album in 2018, and put…More

Chris Stapleton Sings With Ringo!

Chris Stapleton Sings With Ringo!

Lon’s co-host this week is Chris Stapleton, who has been keeping busy at home with five kids.  He told Lon, “I have 3 under 3, so it’s been a lotta diapers, lotta herding cats.  Once you get past 2 kids, you play zone defense.  But it’s my first time as a dad that I’m able to spend…More

Florida Georgia Line Family Time

Florida Georgia Line Family Time

Lon’s co-hosts this week are BK & Tyler of Florida Georgia Line. Tyler told Lon, “Me & my family just flew back from LA, and we’re at our house in Nashville.”  BK said, “I’m in Florida in my little studio, looking outside, seeing some blue skies.” Back in September, Tyler and his wife Hayley added a third child…More

Brett Young’s Life With Ladies

Brett Young’s Life With Ladies

This week’s co-host is Brett Young, who joins Lon from his Nashville home: “I feel like we’ve all been staying on our island, so I’ve got an office where I can do songwriting. It’s been working for me all year, and it’s working for us here today.” The subject in Brett’s current hit “Lady” is his 18-month old baby…More

Thomas Rhett Received His ACM

Thomas Rhett Received His ACM

This week, Lon’s co-host is the ACM Entertainer of the Year Thomas Rhett. “I actually just got my physical award in the mail for Entertainer of the Year. When you actually get it in the mail and hold it in your hand, it makes it solidified.” Thomas almost missed the ACM ceremony last September: “I was in the middle of…More

New To Top 5: Niko Moon

New To Top 5: Niko Moon

This week we have a new artist with his first Top 5: Niko Moon.  If his style sounds familiar, you’ve heard his songs performed by other artists.  For example he wrote the hits “Homegrown” and “Beautiful Drug” for the Zac Brown Band. But he now has his own song, “Good Time,” in our Top 5.…More

Parmalee’s Matt Thomas Co-Hosts

Parmalee’s Matt Thomas Co-Hosts

This week’s co-host is Matt Thomas, lead singer of the band Parmalee.  It’s actually his first time to co-host with Lon.  Matt said, “It’s been a wonderful journey to see the song connect and get us through the pandemic with a little light and positivity.” We all know Just The Way as a duet with Blanco Brown.  But Matt told Lon he first…More

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