First National USA track radio station to launch in UK

New country wide radio station Country Hits Radio released in the united kingdom this morning, serving a growing community of British country tune lovers.

The station set the tone via launching with first song ‘Raised on USA .’ by using Chris Younger – the these days launched new single from the Tennessee singer. Different songs played within the first display included ‘My Church’ by way of Maren Morris and ‘Heartache at the Dancefloor’ by using Jon Pardi.

Esteemed broadcaster Baylen Leonard kicked off proceedings, saying: “Howdy there! I’m Baylen Leonard and this is US Hits Radio. Welcome along here, in which we have fun country for all.

Country is many things – a life-style, a vibe, us of a is cold beers on a Friday night and 2 jeans that match simply right. us of a tune is some thing that you may sing, dance, giggle and yes, every so often even cry in conjunction with.

It’s 3 chords and the truth and it says matters that sometimes, we will’t positioned into phrases. this is country music and it’s curious about you.”

At the display, Baylen was additionally joined by means of singer and presenter Una Healy who will host a Saturday display on the station. Chatting approximately the new launch she said, “We want to herald those already lovers of usa song and however we additionally want to herald a few new enthusiasts to comprehend how fantastic this genre truly is.”

Later on the station today, Drivetime host Ty Bentli can be bringing his show from certainly one of the most important annual USA music events in Las Vegas – The Academy of United States Radio Awards, also referred to as the ACM Awards.

USA Hits Radio is about to enchantment to fashionable United States track-fans aged 25-44, and features a playlist of artists including Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris.

The United Kingdom modern-day country song scene is growing hastily with album sales topping 1.9M in 2017; singles sales up by over 31% within the ultimate 6 years; and a burgeoning live gig & festival scene. With a pronounced 8.7 million fanatics now paying attention to United States of America song inside the United Kingdom, it’s the largest style of song to have formerly been with out its own radio station.