Category: CO-HOST

Luke Bryan Returns 12/3-4

Luke Bryan Returns 12/3-4

| November 28, 2022

This week, Luke Bryan returns for more co-host conversation with Lon.  Luke continued sharing backstage stories from this year’s CMA Awards: “I think Peyton’s best joke was the ‘Plead the 5th’ joke, I won’t plead the 5th, but I’ll drink a 5th. I had a good one about Peyton where we couldn’t find a hat big enough for […]

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Luke Updates Wife’s Surgery

Luke Updates Wife’s Surgery

| November 27, 2022

Lon’s first order of business with Luke (after he explained why he’s clean shaven) was to get an update on his wife Caroline. She had tweeted that she was in the hospital for hip surgery, and Luke explained: “She’s good, she obviously had a hip surgery, she tore her labrum in her hip. Approaching the […]

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Luke Bryan Co-Hosts 11/26-27

Luke Bryan Co-Hosts 11/26-27

| November 21, 2022

This week’s co-host is Luke Bryan, who is fresh off his role co-hosing the CMA Awards. We almost didn’t recognize him when he walked in.  He was clean shaven!  “I don’t have any TV stuff for a minute, so I’m clean shaven.  I kinda look like you! Cleaned up like you!” There had been reports that Luke’s wife Caroline had hip […]

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Thomas Rhett Returns 11/19-20

Thomas Rhett Returns 11/19-20

| November 14, 2022

This week, Thomas Rhett returns with more stores about his friends in the Top 30.  Thomas explained why he chose Riley Green for his current duet: “Me & Riley had become good buddies. He’s taken me to Arkansas to duck hunt with him.  Every time I listened to this song I thought about Riley. Maybe because every post I […]

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Luke Combs On 2021 CMA Win

Luke Combs On 2021 CMA Win

| November 7, 2022

One year ago, Luke Combs won the 2021 CMA Entertainer of the Year award. A few months later, Luke revealed to Lon Helton who HE thought was going to win. “To be honest, very candidly, what I’m thinking in the moment is ‘OK I’m 0 for 3, everything I’ve lost, I’ve lost to Chris Stapleton, […]

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Morgan Wallen on CMA Noms

Morgan Wallen on CMA Noms

| November 7, 2022

Morgan Wallen is nominated for Male Vocalist and Entertainer at this week’s CMA Awards. He told me he gives all the credit to his fans: “Man it’s an honor, I think that award speaks more to the fans than it does to me. If I wasn’t selling the tickets, if we weren’t doing these things, […]

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Thomas Rhett Co-Hosts 11/12-13

Thomas Rhett Co-Hosts 11/12-13

| November 7, 2022

This week Thomas Rhett co-hosts the countdown. He just wrapped up his Bring The Bar To You Tour with Parker McCollum. Thomas shares what he & his wife did for their 10th wedding anniversary. He talks about the impact of “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” a song he wrote with Cole Swindell. Plus some […]

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Tyler Hubbard Co-Hosts 11/5-6

Tyler Hubbard Co-Hosts 11/5-6

| October 31, 2022

This week’s co-host is Tyler Hubbard, who has gone solo after ten years as half of Florida Georgia Line: “I’m enjoying it, it feels right and timely, I’m excited for myself and BK, I’m excited for us to get some individualism, to have our personal stories told, so it feels good to take on this new challenge.” […]

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Lainey Almost Missed Her 1st Hit

Lainey Almost Missed Her 1st Hit

| October 29, 2022

Hard to believe, but when Lainey Wilson was recording her first album, it didn’t include her first hit “Things A Man Oughta Know.” She tells the story behind the song to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton: I grew up in a family where it was just me & my sisters, so my daddy raised us […]

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Lainey Wilson Co-Hosts 10/29-30

Lainey Wilson Co-Hosts 10/29-30

| October 24, 2022

This week’s co-host is Lainey Wilson, who is nominated for six CMA awards.  She tells Lon how she got the news: “It was super early in the morning, and I got a call from my publicist & manager, who told me that I was the most nominated, and I just about fell out of the bed.  To be nominated with […]

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