Congratulations to Lon Helton, host of Westwood One’s Country Countdown USA and publisher of Country Aircheck, who was honored for his impact on Country music with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award during an event held last night, Wednesday, April 10th, at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. The award was created in 2014 to recognize the most deserving individuals across the spectrum of record label/industry, creative/production and radio/media. The evening benefitted the Opry Trust Fund, which for more than 50 years has supported members of the Country music community in need. Among the artists who performed at the event were Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eli Young Band, Vince Gill, Randy Owen, Carly Pearce, Steve Wariner, Mark Wills, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and a special appearance by Randy Travis. The award was presented by its namesake Bob Kingsley, host of Country Top 40.