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 USAWednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 9:29am

If you see a baby or child alone in a vehicle, TAKE ACTION. Try to find the parents, and call 911 if the child seems to be in distress or non-responsive. Act Fast and Save a Life. #heatstroke #wheresbaby

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USAThursday, June 14th, 2018 at 11:01pm

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/MGSo30kn9GZ

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USA added 4 new photos.Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 3:14am

Sunday at CMAFest: Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line w/BeBe Rexha, and Luke Bryan

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USA added 4 new photos.Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 12:18pm

Saturday at #CMAFest: Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban. And that was just at the stadium. Lots of other stars around town.

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USAWednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 7:35pm

Seat belts save lives, and cops know it. Don’t forget to #buckleup. #ClickItOrTicket http://ow.ly/gjHD30jFXtl

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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.