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  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

Lon Helton & Justin Moore

Country Countdown USA: Justin Moore Says Chicago Is His “Favorite City”

This week’s co-host is Justin Moore, who loves going to Wrigley Field. “You know you’re at a baseball park when you go to Wrigley,” Justin says. “I’m not a Cubs fan, but every time I [...]

US99.5–06/13/2014

Brett Eldredge & Lon Helton talk Chicago in studio

Country Countdown USA: Brett Eldredge Shows Off His Chicago Pride

He may be from downstate, but Brett Eldredge loves Chicago! Is he a Cubs fan or Sox fan? Find out here and get a preview of this week’s countdown.

US99.5–06/06/2014

Miranda Lambert & Lon Helton

Country Countdown USA: Miranda Lambert Talks Tabloid Rumors

Lon’s co-host this Sunday morning is Miranda Lambert, who talks about seeing her life in the tabloids. “There I am gettin’ divorced and pregnant with twins,” Miranda jokes. “It’s kinda like, ‘well, that’s different.’” It’s [...]

US99.5–05/30/2014

Lon Helton & Luke Bryan

Country Countdown USA: Luke Bryan’s Sons Are Keeping Him Busy

Listen as Luke tells us about the rambunctious adventures of his boys!

US99.5–05/23/2014

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