CMT’S Country Countdown

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 USA added 4 new photos.Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 7:58am

Tonight @JakeOwen debuted the video for his hit #IWasJack at the @countrymusichof The event was hosted by @ccusa host Lon Helton. Jake also performed the current song plus two new songs.

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Country Countdown USATuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 8:30pm

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Country Countdown USA added 3 new photos.Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 12:09am

Today @GarthBrooks & @TrishaYearwood announced the newest members of @countrymusicHOF The Late @DottieWest and @RickySkaggs They will be offically inducted in October.

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Country Countdown USA added 2 new photos.Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 3:59am

Congrats to Chris Janson on becoming the newest (and youngest) member of the Grand Ole Opry He says it's been his lifelong dream, and looks forward to hosting the show soon.

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Country Countdown USATuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 6:07am

Today @BrettYoungMusic came to @nashunderground owned by a mentor @GavinDeGraw to celebrate the success of his 3rd #1 #LikeILovedYou #BrettYoung @bmi @ASCAP

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Country Countdown USA added 3 new photos.Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 12:44pm

Tonight @Jason_Aldean did a short acoustic set for radio programmers in Nashville for a convention. He said it was his first time to sing in a few months. He also sang his new single #YouMakeItEasy #JasonAldean