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Join Host Lon Helton 6-9am & 7-10pm

Each week, a charted country star joins Lon Helton to count down the week’s Top 30.  Lon is a Nashville insider, well known by the stars.  They tell funny, unrehearsed stories about their friends.  The show is recorded live each week on Nashville’s historic Music Row.

Lon Helton has been host of Country Countdown USA since its inception in 1992.  He is Publisher of Country Aircheck, an industry trade magazine.  He is also Editor of the Mediabase Country Chart, which is used in this show.  Lon’s country radio career began in 1971.  He spent 12 years as both personality and programmer in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Denver.  He spent 20 years as Country Editor of Radio & Records before founding Country Aircheck.  Lon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Lon was named CMA National Personality of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.  In 2009 and 2011, he won that honor from the Academy of Country Music.  Lon was inducted into the Country Radio DJ Hall of Fame in 2006.  He’s hosted numerous radio specials, and is country radio’s best known star interviewer.

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USAFriday, August 17th, 2018 at 9:58pm

Friends don’t let friends drive drunk—or high. If your friend is high, take away their car keys. Drive high, get a DUI. http://ow.ly/X4ks30lklDe

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Don't drive high: it’s not worth it. If you feel different, you drive different. Drive high, get a DUI.
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Country Countdown USA added 4 new photos.Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 5:11am

Today @KeithUrban and @carrieunderwood celebrated their #1 hit #TheFighter more than a year after the song topped the chart. #KeithUrban

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Country Countdown USAThursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 11:58pm

Don’t ever leave your child alone in the car, not even for a minute. Vehicular heatstroke took 42 lives in 2017, the most heatstroke deaths since 2013. https://www.facebook.com/NHTSA #wheresbaby #lookbeforeyoulock http://ow.ly/VT2V30kn9F8

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Country Countdown USA added 2 new photos.Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 9:09am

There was a #1 party today in Nashville for @JordanCWDavis celebrating his debut song #SinglesYouUp It's also the most-played song for the entire year so far! Congrats to #JordanDavis & team! @FatBottomBrews

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Country Countdown USASaturday, July 28th, 2018 at 5:59am

You can listen to a podcast of Lon's full conversation with Kenny Chesney about the making of his new album #SongForTheSaints at this link: http://www.countrycountdownusa.com/2018/07/27/chesney-storm-inspired-album/

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Country Countdown USASaturday, July 28th, 2018 at 5:57am

This wknd, Kenny Chesney returns for a second week as Lon's co-host, with more about the making of his new album "Songs For The Saints," as well as stories about his friends, including Luke Bryan Thomas Rhett and David Lee Murphy plus he previews the...