Garth Brooks Kennedy Center Honors

The 2020 Kennedy Center Honors – an annual celebration of the arts – airs this Sunday (8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on CBS) with Garth Brooks among those being saluted…alongside actress-dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen, singer-songwriter-activist Joan Baez, violinist Midori and beloved TV and film star Dick Van Dyke. “This was pretty cool,” Garth admitted after the event, immediately directing attention to his fellow honorees. “Debbie Allen…has done everything from Fame to Grey’s…MORE

Tim McGraw Is An “Empty Nester”

This week’s co-host is Tim McGraw, who tells Lon what he’s been doing this past year: “I’ve played guitar more than usual.  Probably writing more than usual because I have time.  I sort of stick with things I do well, so I’m a big movie fan and a big book fan.  I like watching old…MORE

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

Old Dominion: New Music Ready

Lon’s co-hosts this week are all five members of the band Old Dominion.  Lead singer Matt Ramsey was there, still recovering from a broken rib and collapsed lung, caused by a fall from a ladder in his house.  Lon asked if he called 911? “Oh yes, called 911, I was there by myself, and the ambulance showed up.” Did the…MORE

Dylan Scott Lives The Dream

This week’s co-host is Dylan Scott, who told Lon he spent this past year with his wife and two kids, and is now looking forward to spending the summer and fall on tour with Luke Bryan: “It looks like everything is getting back to normal, but I took advantage of the time. I got to spend it…MORE

Eric Church: Ready To Play!

This week’s co-host is the CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church.  He was in our studio speaking with Lon on his birthday.  Lon brought him a present, as you can see in the picture.  As the show began, Lon wished Eric a happy birthday, but also asked why he chose to do this on his birthday:…MORE

Sam Hunt Congrats Tenille’s 1st #1

This week, Tenille Arts celebrated her first #1 song with “Somebody Like That.”  As is our custom, Lon & his co-host Sam Hunt called Tenille to congratulate her on her success.  During the conversation, they talked about all the milestones this song achieved, as a song written, produced, and sung by women.  Her song also…MORE

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

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

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

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