Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Radio Waves: Radio Presenter Spotlight – Chris Country

Radio Waves: Chris Country Radio

"The UKs Country Station"
On air 24 hours a day!
Chris Country can now be heard right across London on DAB Digital Radio and it's the first time that London has had a permanent country station in almost 15 years. 
It’s insane” – Sasha McVeigh (Brit Country artiste)

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Chris Country is The UK's Country Station, playing a mix of American and British country artists, 24 hours a day.
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COUNTRY NATION!: Artists are backing Chris Country in their droves! 
Listen to soundbite ads from US stars Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Maddie & Tae, Brandy Clark, Hunter Hayes, Cam, Drake White, Zac Brown, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Justin Moore, Darius Rucker, Dan + Shay, Frankie Ballard joined by UK acts The Shires, Ward Thomas, Raintown, Jess Clemmons, Lucie Silvas and presenter Bob Kingsley (host of the Top 40 show): 

Chris Country is a country music UK-based radio station. It launched on 27 April 2013.
Audience figures 33,000 listeners per week RAJAR June 2017.
Founder: Chris Stevens

Chris’s passion for country music came about when he moved to Texas and discovered Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Alan Jackson on the radio. He quickly got hooked, and brought the country bug back with him five years later.

"I lived in the USA for five years, and when I moved back, I couldn't find a Country station here like the ones I enjoyed there, so I set up my own," shared CHRIS COUNTRY RADIO founder Chris Stevens. "Today's Country music is incredibly well written and produced. We know we'll get a warm reception from the thousands of Country music fans already in LONDON, but we also want to welcome those who might not have checked Country music out before. Chances are they'll really enjoy it!"

An audio producer by day, Chris started “Chris Country” as a joke between friends, and it’s snowballed since then! He’s interviewed numerous country singers including Kacey Musgraves, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Kelsea Ballerini and the show is heard not only on Chris Country, but around 20 other stations across the UK.

Many US stars (Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown, Drake White etc) & UK country superstars (The Shires, Ward Thomas) are backing the station with shout-out radio indents and countless Inde acts and country fans are pictured holding the Chris Country LOGO shield | c2c2017-listener-logo-pics | chriscountry/photos

Chris Stevens (R) CEO Chris Country with Laura Oakes (L)
(BCMA Female Vocalist 2015-2016) at C2C2017 at London's O2 March 2017
Chris Country was part of BBC Radio 2 Country DAB & Pop UP online service for C2C Country To Country 2017 Festival. Radio 2 Country joined up with the UK’s digital country station for an hour of Chris Country highlights – including live session tracks and artist interviews.

Following the death of the much loved and late Glen Campbell BBC Breakfast invited Chris to the BBC studios in Salford as part of a Glen Campbell Tribute broadcast on 9 August 2017.
Chris Stevens (L) joins BBC Breakfast presenters Dan Walker & Naga Munchetty (R) 

Chris has been the live DJ at the Nashville Nights UK event in MANCHESTER (The Deaf Institute) in June 2016 and attended and backs the flagship events in London.
See BLOG Nashville Nights UK: Past, Present & Future Events

Chris Country have had a presence at the major UK Country Festivals such as C2C and Buckle & Boots and have sponsored and presented awards at the British Country Music Association Awards. Last year the station presented the UK Album of the Year to The Southern Companion for 1000 DAYS OF RAIN

Full Country Breakfast: Music and headlines to start the day 06:00am - 09:00am Monday - Friday
Club 9 to 5: Country music for your workdays Monday – Friday
New Music Mondays beat the workday blues with fresh music for the week ahead
90s double plays all day Tuesday!
Double Plays Wednesday from your fav country stars
Throwback Thursdays
Feelgood Friday putting you in the mood for the weekend!
CC Chilled: Ballads and the calmer stuff (10pm - 01:00am)
CC At Night: Continuous music all night long (01:00am - 06:00am)

Country Weekend: Great music all Sunday
Chris Country Playlist: Each song on the A List gets played around every 4-5 hours during regular programming, and the station play one song from the New Music list each hour. Latest Chris Country Playlist

Heard a song in the last 7 days on Chris Country, but not sure what it was? - Recently Played

Chris Country can now be heard right across London on DAB Digital Radio!
Here are the parts of the UK that can receive Chris Country on DAB Digital Radio:
London and the South East, Central Manchester, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool

Chris Country app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices:

 ITunes Store (iPhone/ iPad) | Google Store (Android Version)
Chris Country smartphone app is now available to be downloaded,
You can listen to Chris Country in your car via the app, either with a jack lead that plugs into your car radio, or via Bluetooth if you’ve got a modern radio.

On a PC... (MP3 streaming) Direct Stream | On a Mac... (AAC streaming) Direct Sharp

ON AIR Schedule:
The A List & The New Music List

Amazon Echo smart device
#alexa, ask Radioplayer to play @ChrisCountry cheers!

Presenters include Bob Kingsley who adds to his status as the most listened-to radio voice in country music history. He is the Host and Executive Producer of Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40
Baylen Leonard was born and bred in the official Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol Tennessee.  

He's lived in London for well over a decade and continues to make Country and Americana music his focus, as they say you can take the boy out of the country but you can't take the country out of the boy.
As a Radio and TV Presenter, Baylen has presented Country Music shows, specials, and commentary for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London, Radio 2 Country, BBC Radio 4, BBC Scotland, Monocle 24, Amazing Radio, Channel 5, and London Live.

You can hear The Front Porch, Saturday afternoons 4-6pm, replayed Wednesdays 8-10pm.

The “Under The Apple Tree Radio Show” is presented by Miles Myerscough-Harris, son of legendary country radio presenter Bob Harris. The programmes contain sessions recorded at their famous studio in Oxfordshire.


For their Albums, EPs and singles British country acts turn to go-to producer Justin Johnson (WebsiteParr Street Studios, Liverpool) who was honoured at the 2016’s British Country Music Awards for Musician of the Year having been previously nominated in 2015. 

Justin has recorded albums and singles with British acts Raintown, Thorne Hill, Sam Hollyman, Mike Ward, The Blue Genes, Samantha Lloyd, Dahlia, Narn (Rheana Forrester), Jade Helliwell, Darcy, Emma Moore, Southern Junction, Angie King, Acoustic Journey (aka Journey Home), Jeannine Barry, and Hollie Barrie (from The Voice UK).

Chris Smith (Country Music People Raintown WRITING ON THE WALL; 5 STARS) ….Justin Johnstone has managed to capture superb vocal performances from both Paul & Claire and listening to this on a quality sound system you really appreciate the nuances in Billy Decker’s excellent mix.

Suggested Tweet: Welcome to @ChrisCountry!


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Postal Address: 
Chris Country, c/o Devaweb, 31 The Greenhouse, MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2EQ MAP
MediaCity Salford, UK

Chris Country is a trading name of Country Broadcasting Ltd, company number 10021673
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