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 USAMonday, August 12th, 2019 at 1:36am

If a child is alone in a vehicle and seems to be in great distress, Act Fast and get them out immediately. You can save a life. #heatstroke #WheresBaby

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Country Countdown USAFriday, August 9th, 2019 at 7:20am

According to @NHTSAgov, #Heatstroke deaths from a hot car have occurred even when the temp outside is as low as 57 degrees. #WheresBaby

Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USAFriday, August 9th, 2019 at 12:57am

There was a party at Ole Red Nashville to celebrate Blake Shelton's 2-week #1 song #GodsCountry Blake himself was there. Plus one of the song's publisher's AKA @PlayBkPlay Brian Kelley of @FlaGaLine

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Country Countdown USAMonday, August 5th, 2019 at 12:45am

Be sure to watch #CMAFest tonight on ABC-TV. Here's a preview:

Country Countdown USA
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Country Countdown USA
Country Countdown USASaturday, August 3rd, 2019 at 4:30am

Check your car before you lock it. #WheresBaby #LookBeforeYouLock