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Cody Johnson Co-Hosts 2/10-11

Cody Johnson Co-Hosts 2/10-11

| February 5, 2024

The co-host this week is Cody Johnson, who is in our Top 5 with The Painter. This is Cody’s first time as co-host, and he’s doing it from backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. He talks about his long rise from a prison guard and rodeo star to the national country chart. He gives credit […]

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Riley Green Co-Hosts 2/3-4

Riley Green Co-Hosts 2/3-4

| January 29, 2024

The co-host this week is Riley Green. Lon is off, and taking his place is Chris Janson. Chris & Riley are friends and have a lot of common interests. Riley is in our Top 5 with “Different Round Here.” He is about to kick off his first major headline tour. He spent last year on […]

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Janson Reveals New Song

Janson Reveals New Song

| January 29, 2024

This weekend, Chris Janson revealed that he’s working on a new song that he says will be a “game changing kind of song.” He told Country Countdown USA host Lon Helton that the song was written by Tyler Hubbard: “I’m gonna let the cat out of the bag. My next single will be, in my […]

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Janson Buys Paycheck Limo

Janson Buys Paycheck Limo

| January 28, 2024

This week’s co-host, Chris Janson, told Country Countdown USA host Lon Helton that he recently bought a 1970 Cadillac limousine that once belonged to country legend Johnny Paycheck. Chris said, “It is a 1970 Cadillac limousine. They call it a Fleetwood 77. It’s got 60,000 original miles, owned by Johnny Paycheck. He had it custom […]

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Chris Janson Co-Hosts 1/27-28

Chris Janson Co-Hosts 1/27-28

| January 22, 2024

The co-host this week is Chris Janson, who is in the Top 10 with “All I Need Is You.” Chris has some big news about his next single, written by Tyler Hubbard. He also talks about his new friend The Rock. He also talks about buying a Cadillac once owned by country legend Johnny Paycheck. […]

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Chris Stapleton Co-Hosts 1/20-21

Chris Stapleton Co-Hosts 1/20-21

| January 15, 2024

The co-host this wknd is Chris Stapleton, who’s in the Top 5 with “White Horse.” Chris told Lon the song was written 12 years ago. Lon asked what caused him to record it now? “Because my wife finally agreed to it. She never liked the song.  She finally relented.” Lon asked Chris about celebrating Christmas with […]

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George Birge Gets First #1

George Birge Gets First #1

| January 14, 2024

This week, George Birge achieved his first #1 on his debut song “Mind On You.” He celebrated the occasion with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton. “It’s unbelievable. I’ve chased this dream as long as I can remember. I’ve wanted to be on country radio. I fell in love with country radio as a 5 year […]

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Dan + Shay Co-Host 1/13-14

Dan + Shay Co-Host 1/13-14

| January 8, 2024

The co-hosts this weekend are Dan + Shay, who’re in the Top 5 with “Save Me The Trouble.” They talk about their CMA performance of that song. They also talk about their new role as coaches on NBC’s The Voice. They’re about to kick off a big arena tour in February. Plus Lon speaks with […]

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Nate Smith Co-Hosts 1/6-7

Nate Smith Co-Hosts 1/6-7

| January 1, 2024

The co-host this weekend is Nate Smith, who is in our Top 5 with “World On Fire.” It is Nate’s second single, the follow-up to his debut #1 “Whiskey On You.” Nate spent last year on the road with Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell. He says he got some great career advice from Thomas. Nate […]

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Top 60 Part 2 12/30-31

Top 60 Part 2 12/30-31

| December 25, 2023

This wknd Lon continues his countdown of the Top 60 of 2023. He will start at #30 and continue to #1. Along the way, he’ll feature highlights of his conversations with the stars, including Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen, Bailey Zimmerman, Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Thomas Rhett, and more.

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