America’s Country


I know I’ve not written anything here in a long while. I wish I could write more. All my extra (non living/family/work) energy has gone to my internet station. I invite you to listen. If you like today’s hot country music and hate commercials, you’ll simply LOVE America’s Country! I promise.

We play the biggest hits from today and the hits of the 90’s when Country Music exploded!

Tune in: http://americascountry.us

Like our page: http://facebook.com/AmericasCountry

Tweet: http://twitter.com/AmericasCountry

Thank you for checking us out!

-Timmy

Happy Summer 2011!!


Make sure to check out America’s Country at http://kxrtonline.com and http://facebook.com/kxrtradio to see how America’s Country is bringing Summer 2011 to you, EXCLUSIVELY!

A quick entry… Alison Krauss


Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss

Sure, she’s pretty, but that voice! Ever since I first heard her singing Keith Whitley’s “When You Say Nothing At All”, I fell madly in love with her voice. We chose that song to be our Wedding Song. My wife preferred former Irish boy-band Ronan Keating’s cover from the Notting Hill soundtrack. We tugged back and forth and she ultimately agreed. (thanks, sweetie!)

Alison Krauss is a truly gifted artist and an angelic vocalist.

-Timmy

From KXRT: 100% Garth!


Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks

Our friends over at KXRT have posted they are playing 100% Garth Brooks today only (3/7)! I love Garth!! He is by far my favorite performer! Go HERE and learn how to listen RIGHT NOW!

-Timmy

I love Country Music!


Here are last night’s CMA Award Winners:

And The Winners Are:

Entertainer Of The Year 
KENNY CHESNEY 

Male Vocalist Of The Year 
BRAD PAISLEY 

Female Vocalist Of The Year 
CARRIE UNDERWOOD 

New Artist Of The Year 
LADY ANTEBELLUM 

Vocal Group Of The Year 
RASCAL FLATTS 

Vocal Duo Of The Year 
SUGARLAND 

Single Of The Year (Awarded To Artist/Producer) 
“I Saw God Today” GEORGE STRAIT/TONY BROWN 

Song Of The Year (Awarded To Songwriter) 
“Stay” JENNIFER NETTLES 

Album Of The Year 
“Troubadour” – GEORGE STRAIT – MCA RECORDS 

Musical Event Of The Year 
“Gone Gone Gone” ALISON KRAUSS w/ ROBERT PLANT 

Music Video Of The Year (Awarded To Artist And Director) 
“Waitin’ On A Woman” – BRAD PAISLEY f./ANDY GRIFFITH – Directed by JIM SHEA and PETER TILDEN 

Musician Of The Year 
MAC MACANALLY 

(Courtesy of AllAccess.com)

Here’s the Video of the Year: Brad Paisley with Andy Griffith – Waitin’ on a Woman

-Timmy

Wow, ANOTHER Country Station??


MyCountryYes, folks… As crazy as that sounds, Salt Lake City has ANOTHER country station! Don’t get me wrong, I love country music, but how much is too much? Let’s run it down for you… To my knowledge, here are the country stations in the Salt Lake City/Ogden/Provo radio market:

  1. K-Bull 93.3 – KUBL
  2. 101.5 The Eagle – KEGA
  3. 104.3 The Cowboy – KSOP-FM
  4. MyCountry 105.7 – KXRV (new)
  5. Country Legends 107.5 – KKAT
  6. Gold Country 1370 – KSOP-AM

This is just silly. To give you some perspective, radio stations are part of radio markets that are designated by their major metropolitan areas. The SLC market is ranked #31. Arbitron, the radio ratings company, shows the population as about 1.6 million people that could be listening to the radio. New York City is ranked #1 with just over 15 million listeners. I explain this to you so you can grasp when something doesn’t make any sense. In New York and Los Angeles (#2), there are no country stations. In most of the top-30 markets there is usually only 1 and maybe 2 country stations at all. Now Salt Lake city has enough country stations for the rest of the top 10 markets!

I know I am a radio geek and love learning about how the industry works, so if you are entirely bored by this post, that’s totally understood. Some of you must find this interesting and have opinions. Share them! Leave a comment!

-Timmy