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: The Top 70 Of 2014, Part One!

Hear highlights from Lon’s co-hosts, including Jason Aldean’s memories of George Strait’s final tour.

US99.5–12/19/2014

Trisha Yearwood, Lon Helton, and Garth Brooks

Country Countdown USA: Garth & Trisha Spill Some Secrets!

Lon’s co-hosts this Sunday morning are Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, who share a few of their secrets together. “I’m in love with this guy,” Trisha says of hubby Garth, who is currently on his […]

US99.5–12/05/2014

Big Kenny, Lon Helton, and John Rich

Country Countdown USA: Big & Rich Celebrate 10 Years Together!

The dynamic duo looks back on their first decade as one of country music’s most recognized acts.

US99.5–11/26/2014

Lon Helton with Little Big Town

Country Countdown USA: Little Big Town Talks Being Backstage At The CMA’s

Sure people get awards, look fabulous, and give tearful acceptance speeches, but what’s it really like at an awards show? Well, according to Kimberly of Little Big Town, in a word: crazy. “There’s a lot […]

US99.5–11/21/2014

Lon Helton and Frankie Ballard

Country Countdown USA: Frankie Ballard Says Kenny Chesney “Sparked” His Career

How did this “big star” kickstart Frankie’s career? Click here for details!

US99.5–11/14/2014

Lon Helton & Toby Keith

Country Countdown USA: “High School Refs Suck” According To Toby Keith

Toby’s one proud papa who doesn’t always agree with the refs calling his son’s football games. Click here for more!

US99.5–11/07/2014

Carrie Underwood, Lon Helton, & Brad Paisley

Country Countdown USA: Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Get Ready For Their 7th Time As Award Show Co-Hosts!

Lon’s co-hosts this Sunday morning are Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood from Brad’s pub on his Nashville farm. They’ll preview the big awards show on Wednesday. And apparently, the show’s script is pretty fluid until […]

US99.5–10/31/2014

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!

US99.5–10/24/2014

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

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