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 USASunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 7:45am

It only takes 10 minutes to heat the inside of a car 20 degrees. It’s never okay to leave a child in a car alone. #Heatstroke #WheresBaby http://ow.ly/7x8X30oJGcJ

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Country Countdown USASunday, May 26th, 2019 at 9:33pm

Attended the sold out show by @EricChurch at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Record breaking crowd of over 56,000 people saw Eric & his band for an incredible 4 hour show.

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Country Countdown USAFriday, May 24th, 2019 at 8:57pm

It doesn’t matter where you’re driving, always #BuckleUp

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Country Countdown USASunday, May 5th, 2019 at 1:00am

Saw @carrieunderwood in Birmingham last night. #CryPrettyTour360 is a spectacular night of music and visual effects. No matter where you sit, you will see her close-up and get great pictures like these. That's what the 360 experience is like.

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Country Countdown USAMonday, November 12th, 2018 at 1:36am

For Veterans Day, Little Big Town performed the National Anthem before the Tennessee Titans New England Patriots game. Lots of soldiers at the game. #HappyVeteransDay! #ThankYouForYourService

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Country Countdown USAMonday, November 12th, 2018 at 1:30am

This wknd Maren Morris described performing 'The Middle' with Taylor Swift during her #ReputationStadiumTour show in Dallas. Listen to Maren here: http://www.countrycountdownusa.com/2018/11/10/maren-morris-taylor-swift/

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...

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Country Countdown USAThursday, 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.

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Country Countdown USAWednesday, 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