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 & Jason Aldean

Country Countdown USA: Jason Aldean Battles Florida Georgia Line For This Week’s Number One Song

They’re both on tour together, so things could get interesting depending who tops the charts this week. Hear what Jason has to say about the situation here!

US99.5–22 hours ago

Lon Helton & Brantley Gilbert

Country Countdown USA: Brantley Gilbert IS AN ORDAINED MINISTER

He even has a robe! AND WE HAVE A PHOTO. Hear what Brantley has to say about being a minister HERE!

US99.5–10/17/2014

Brian Kelley, Lon Helton, & Tyler Hubbard

Country Countdown USA: Florida Georgia Line Have 3 Songs In This Week’s Top 5!

This Sunday, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line co-host Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton, and they talk about dominating the charts! “They’re all, in their own way, amazing and a blessing,” [...]

US99.5–10/10/2014

Lon Helton & Luke Bryan hang in studio

Country Countdown USA: Luke Bryan Wants To Play Soldier Field Again!

“What an amazing venue to play.” See what else Luke says about playing Soldier Field, and get a preview of this week’s show.

US99.5–10/03/2014

Lon Helton & Cole Swindell

Country Countdown USA: Cole Swindell Says Playing Soldier Field Was A Dream Come True

It was the biggest crowd he’s ever played to, and he tells Lon how much it meant to him to get to perform at Soldier Field.

US99.5–09/26/2014

Lon Helton & Dustin Lynch

Country Countdown USA: A Nervous Dustin Lynch Meets Garth Brooks

“I’m trying to eat my prime rib and I can’t even chew I’m so nervous.” Listen to Dustin recall his first encounter with Garth HERE!

US99.5–09/19/2014

Kenny Chesney & Lon Helton

Country Countdown USA: Kenny Chesney Previews New Album ‘Big Revival,’ Premieres Duet With George Strait

Hear songs from Kenny’s new album & his duet with the King of Country Music this Sunday. Details HERE!

US99.5–09/12/2014

Lon Helton & Kenny Chesney show off and talk up their love of Chicago

Country Countdown USA: Kenny Chesney Talks Playing Soldier Field

Is Kenny coming back to Soldier Field any time soon? Sounds like he really misses it… Click here to find out!

US99.5–09/05/2014

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

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