THIS WEEK

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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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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