Country fans love live music and now, they can listen to live country music from some of the biggest names in the business on their computers by visiting www.countrymusicontheroad.com, a 24-hour internet radio station. Programmed with only live recordings from an exclusive archive maintained by United Stations Radio Networks, the website also features tour schedules, news, Twitter feeds, photos and the ability to purchases music, tickets and merchandise.
The idea for the internet-only station came from United Stations’ desire to give more exposure to its library of concert recordings gathered for The Road, a weekly 2-hour radio show distributed nationally. Due to the show’s two hour time limit, the majority of their archives went unheard. George Strait, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Taylor Swift are just some of the artists with recordings on file.
“The Road has a fantastic run on over-the-air radio, but having an internet radio station that solely features The Road’s exclusive live concert material means that country music fans everywhere can now enjoy the great music that we’ve gathered,” Andy Denemark, EVP of Programming said. “Plus, all of the added features on the site make it, to our knowledge, the first ever website that’s exclusively dedicated to the live country music experience. Of course we thank all of the artists and creative executives in the country music industry who have cooperated over the years to make these recordings possible.”
The host of The Road, Charlie Cook, also lends his voice to the internet radio station. Affiliates of The Road will be able to add access to the internet radio station on their own websites as bonus content for their websites. Give it a listen at www.countrymusicontheroad.com and let us know what you think!