THIS WEEK

Luke Bryan Co-Hosts 4/13-14

Luke Bryan Co-Hosts 4/13-14

| April 8, 2024

The co-host this weekend is Luke Bryan, who has just released a new single called “Love You, Miss You, Mean It.” He’s in his 7th year as a judge on American Idol. An Idol alum actually has this week’s #1 song. He talks about his 2024 tour, and his current duet with Jon Pardi. Luke […]

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Morgan Wallen Co-Hosts 4/6-7

Morgan Wallen Co-Hosts 4/6-7

| April 1, 2024

The co-host this week is Morgan Wallen, who is in the Top 5 this week with ”Man Made a Bar” featuring Eric Church. Morgan talks about how he chose Eric for this song. He also talks about his other song in the countdown: Mamaw’s House with Thomas Rhett. Morgan begins the 2024 edition of his […]

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Parker McCollum Co-Hosts 3/30-31

Parker McCollum Co-Hosts 3/30-31

| March 25, 2024

The co-host this wknd is Parker McCollum, who is in our Top 5 with Burn It Down. Parker & his wife Hallie Ray are expecting their first child, a boy in August: “The fact that it’s going so well, God’s been good to us, he’s healthy, and it’s a boy, which is nice, I’m just excited […]

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Chris Young Co-Hosts 3/23-24

Chris Young Co-Hosts 3/23-24

| March 18, 2024

The co-host this wknd will be Chris Young, who releases a new album this week: Young Love & Saturday Nights. Chris wrote or co-wrote 15 of the 18 songs on the album. The title song is in our Top 30. Lon begins the show by asking if there’s anything new.  Chris replied, “Well, I haven’t been arrested this week.’ […]

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Thomas Rhett Co-Hosts 3/16-17

Thomas Rhett Co-Hosts 3/16-17

| March 11, 2024

The co-host this wknd is Thomas Rhett, who is in the Top 5 with Mamaw’s House, featuring Morgan Wallen. Thomas explains how he & Morgan wrote the song, and that it was never intended to be a single. He also says he hoped to take most of this year off. He says he has a […]

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Hardy Co-Hosts 3/9-10

Hardy Co-Hosts 3/9-10

| March 4, 2024

The co-host this week is Hardy, who is in the Top 5 with “Truck Bed.” Hardy is also one of the writers of the current Kenny Chesney single, ”Take Her Home.” Hardy was on the road last year with Morgan Wallen, Bailey Zimmerman, and Lainey Wilson. He tells Lon he had a chance to write […]

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Kane Brown Co-Hosts 3/2-3

Kane Brown Co-Hosts 3/2-3

| February 26, 2024

The co-host this wknd is Kane Brown, who is in the Top 5 with ‘I Can Feel It.’ He & his wife are expecting their third child, a boy. Kane is about to hit the road with the In The Air Tour at the end of March. Joining him will be Tyler Hubbard and Parmalee. […]

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Toby Tribute Podcast

Toby Tribute Podcast

| February 25, 2024

Due to listener response, we have assembled a 30 minute podcast with all of the Toby tribute stories. In addition to highlights of Lon’s conversations with Toby, there are comments from Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, and more. The podcast is available at the Country Countdown USA Soundcloud page:

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Toby Keith Tribute 2/24-25

Toby Keith Tribute 2/24-25

| February 19, 2024

This week, Lon will look back at the life & music of the late Toby Keith, who passed away from cancer a few weeks ago.  Toby co-hosted the Countdown many times, starting in 1993.  This show features Lon’s conversations with Toby about music and other subjects. Through the years Lon caught up with Toby around the country, from his […]

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Old Dominion Co-Hosts 2/17-18

Old Dominion Co-Hosts 2/17-18

| February 12, 2024

The co-hosts this weekend are the members of the band Old Dominion, who are in the Top 30 now with “Can’t Break Up Now,” featuring Megan Moroney. They also recently released a new album featuring the #1 song “Memory Lane.” the guys have great stories about a lot of their friends, including Jelly Roll, Scotty […]

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