Lon Helton

helton Lon HeltonWelcome to Country Countdown USA.

Each week a charted country star joins Lon Helton to count down the week’s Top 30 Country Hits.

Lon is well-known by all the stars.

The stars tell funny and unrehearsed stories about their friends in the countdown.

The show is recorded on Nashville’s historic Music Row.

Country Countdown USA, Sundays, 7am-10am

Lon Helton & Dierks Bentley get ready for the big show at Soldier Field next week!

Country Countdown USA: Dierks Bentley Is Psyched To Play Soldier Field!

“It’s unbelievable.” See what else Dierks has to say about teaming up with Luke Bryan at Soldier Field here!

US99.5–08/22/2014

Lon Helton & Tim McGraw

Country Countdown USA: Tim McGraw is in Awe of Wife Faith Hill’s Singing

They’re both superstars, but Tim says Faith blows him out of the water!

US99.5–08/15/2014

Brad Paisley & Lon Helton

Country Countdown USA: Brad Paisley Hangs Out With Ludacris

What do you get when you put Brad Paisley, Ke$ha, & Ludacris in a room together?

US99.5–08/08/2014

Cole Swindell, Lee Brice, & Luke Bryan

Country Countdown USA: Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, & Cole Swindell Channel Their Inner Ditka

How excited are these three to be on Ditka’s turf? VERY. Very excited. Click here for more!

US99.5–08/01/2014

Lon Helton  hangs ten with Billy Currington

Country Countdown USA: Billy Currington Hits The Beach

Surfing all year round? Sounds perfect to us. Get a preview of this week’s show here!

US99.5–07/25/2014

Lon Helton & Joe Nichols

Country Countdown USA: Joe Nichols Takes In A Game At Wrigley Field

Lon’s co-host this Sunday morning is Joe Nichols who says the best way to spend a day off is taking in some good old-fashioned American ball games, and where better than at Wrigley Field. “[I] [...]

US99.5–07/18/2014

Lon Helton & an injured Chris Young

Country Countdown USA: Chris Young Explains His Knife Mishap

Lon’s co-host this Sunday morning is Chris Young, who explains why his left arm is in a sling. “I was cutting up an apple,” Chris explains. “So I dropped [the knife], and for whatever reason, [...]

US99.5–07/11/2014

Tyler Farr in studio with Lon Helton

Country Countdown USA: Tyler Farr’s And Jason Aldean’s Strange Backstage Routine Revealed

“We don’t terrorize or anything,” Tyler says. So what DO he and Jason Aldean do backstage? The scoop HERE!

US99.5–07/03/2014

Jake Owen & Lon Helton

Country Countdown USA: Jake Owen Relishes In His Headliner Status

Jake Owen joins Lon Helton this Sunday morning to co-host the countdown. He says he’s having an absolute blast headlining his Days of Gold tour. “Now that it’s my big headline tour,” Jake admits, “people [...]

US99.5–06/27/2014

Lon Helton & Lee Brice

Country Countdown USA: Lee Brice Witnesses Luke Bryan’s Magic Act

Lon’s co-host this Sunday morning is Lee Brice, who watched Luke Bryan disappear! “I was waving my hands,” Lee recalls. “I was out on stage. Luckily! I’m glad I was out there with [Luke Bryan]. [...]

US99.5–06/20/2014

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