COUNTRY RADIO NEW RELEASES & INDUSTRY NEWS
New Music Weekly has revolutionized the way radio and record executives look at charts by using STS technology used to deliver the most highly accurate chart information available. New Music Weekly is the industry leading provider of information for our Country Chart information which covers music played at commercial. Country Chart
COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
Music clearly runs in the Brooks family. On Wednesday (July 10), Garth Brooks’ daughter Allie Colleen released her debut single “Work in Progress,” and her superstar father turned to Instagram to congratulate her on the accomplishment. The day before the single’s release, Allie shared a behind-the-scenes video of herself in the studio recording the song. […]
Dolly Parton’s beloved theme park will transform into a winter wonderland for a new Hallmark Christmas movie, Christmas at Dollywood. Entertainment Tonight confirms that Danica McKellar of The Wonder Years fame is set to play the leading role of Rachel Lewis, a Broadway producer who returns to her native Appalachian region to produce the 20th anniversary installment of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival […]
Chris Young has revealed a new string of dates for his Raised on Country World Tour 2019, extending the road trek through the end of November. Young announced 19 more dates in a press release on Friday (July 12), revealing that the next leg of the tour will begin on Sept. 26 in Erie, Pa. […]
The deal, which involves Braun’s SB Projects, calls for multiple film and TV productions for Amazon Studios. After brokering a $300 million-plus acquisition of Big Machine Label Group and subsequently getting broiled by Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun seems relatively unperturbed. Just this morning, word leaked that Braun has inked an exclusive pact with Amazon Studios […]
Granger Smith’s wife, Amber, turned to Instagram on Saturday (July 13) to share more about the couple’s decision to donate their late son River’s organs, revealing that his donation gave life to two people. The 3-year-old died on June 6 in a drowning accident at the family’s home, and Smith says once the doctors told […]
Actor Chris Pratt made waves when he turned up onstage at two of Nashville’s most legendary honky-tonks to perform covers of Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks. The Avengers: Endgame star took the stage at Robert’s Western World on Lower Broadway in downtown Music City sometime around 11:30PM on Thursday night (July 11), Entertainment Tonight reports. […]
COUNTRY RADIO NEWS
iHEARTMEDIA Country WBWL (101.7 THE BULL)/BOSTON has upped evening host AMANDA JO PARKER to APD. She will keep her air shift and will also continue her afternoon show at iHEART Country sister WRNX (KIX 100.9)/SPRINGFIELD, MA. Prior to joining KIX, PARKER served as Dir./Promotions/afternoon host at WPVQ (BEAR COUNTRY 95.3)/GREENFIELD, MA. Send congrats here.
HEATHER DAVIS is now on the job at CURTIS MEDIA Country WQDR/RALEIGH, where she will handle APD/MD/midday duties.
iHEARTMEDIA Country KHGE (102.7 THE WOLF)/FRESNO has named KATIE PRICE for middays, effective immediately. PRICE arrives from FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP Country WKVS (KICKS 103.3)/LENOIR, NC. She succeeds four-year station vet and longtime market vet GREG LANE, who joined KHGE in 2014 following 23 years at CUMULUS crosstown Country KSKS LANE’s radio resume also include time in […]
ABC RADIO, SKYVIEW NETWORKS, and FRONT AND CENTER ENTERTAINMENT will launch two new programs, “FRONT AND CENTER SESSIONS” and “THE SPEAKEASY SESSIONS,” for Country and Rock radio formats, respectively. Both series will feature 12 two-hour programs based on PBS-TV’s “Front And Center” and “Speakeasy.” Country acts such as MIRANDA LAMBERT, LITTLE BIG TOWN, LADY ANTEBELLUM, […]
TWIN CITIES radio vet TRICIA “TJ” JENKINS is back on the air, joining iHEARTMEDIA Country KEEY (K102)/MINNEAPOLIS for weekend/swing shifts. She was most recently with ENTERCOM crosstown Country KMNB (BUZ’N), where she’d spent six years in middays, the last two with MD stripes. JENKINS’ previous experience includes time with then-CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40/Mainstream KZHT/SALT LAKE […]
iHEARTMEDIA/TAMPA SVP/Sales PETE NORDEN is moving north to serve as SVP/Sales for the iHEARTMEDIA/CHARLESTON, SC cluster, including Country WEZL, AC WXLY (Y102.5), Classic Rock WRFQ (Q104.5), and News-Talk WSCC (NEWS RADIO 94.3 WSC). “PETE is an exceptionally strong broadcaster and leader, and we are truly thrilled to have him be a part of team iHEARTMEDIA/CHARLESTON,” […]