CMT’S Country Countdown

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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 USATuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 7:59am

Honored to be named CMA National Personality of the Year. I got the news from Jason Aldean, who told me he was about to make my day even better, and boy, did he! It’s simply overwhelming to be the CMA’s National Broadcast Personality of the...

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USA added 4 new photos.Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 6:53am

Have you heard Drunk Me in the countdown? Here's the singer Mitchell Tenpenny singing it in Nashville on 10-10. His debut album will be out in December.

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USA added 3 new photos.Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 8:58am

Here is the newest member of the Grand Ole @Opry @DustinLynch inducted tonight by one of his heroes @Reba He also received a plaque for over 1 billion streams. Big night! Congrats #DustinLynch #Opry

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USASaturday, September 15th, 2018 at 3:39am

This wknd @DustinLynch co-hosts the Countdown to talk about becoming the newest member of the Grand Ole @Opry He also looks forward to his fall tour with @ColeSwindell. Plus opening two shows for his hero @GarthBrooks.

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USAThursday, August 30th, 2018 at 2:53am

Did you know? During the Labor Day Holidays from 2012-2016, almost 800 people died in drunk driving crashes. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. http://ow.ly/mgQW30kee0Q https://www.facebook.com/NHTSA

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USA added 3 new photos.Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 12:10pm

Big night in Nashville as Keith Urban brought his #GraffitiUWorldTour to town. Surprise guest Carrie Underwood came out to sing #TheFighter.