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 3 new photos.Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 12:30pm

The very entertaining Keith Urban brought his RipCORD World Tour to Nashville tonight, with a surprise appearance from EricChurch!

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Country Countdown USASaturday, November 12th, 2016 at 12:15am

Today is the day @GarthBrooks and @Target release #UltimateCollection, a 10-CD set including Garth's new album Gunslinger, as well as Christmas Together.

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USA added 4 new photos.Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 8:16am

Tonight Randy Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame by Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, and Garth Brooks. Randy's wife spoke for him, but at the end, she gave the mic to Randy, and he sang Amazing Grace. It was the first time...

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Country Countdown USA added 3 new photos.Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 9:59am

Big news! Tim McGraw & Faith Hill announce Soul2Soul 2017 starting next April. They kicked it off with a 90 minute concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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Country Countdown USASaturday, September 24th, 2016 at 11:06pm

This wknd Blake Shelton co-hosts the Countdown before his concert in Oklahoma. He previews this season of The Voice, and how Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keyes have made the show more challenging and more fun. He talks about his current hit She's Got a Way...

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Country Countdown USA added 3 new photos.Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 11:13am

What do Carrie Underwood & her husband Mike Fisher have in common? They both perform at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Tonight was Carrie's turn, as she dazzled the sold out crowd with her Storyteller Tour.