Cumulus announced “America’s Morning Show” will debut on its NYC Country station NASH FM 94.7, beginning later this month live from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays. Garner will be joined by co-hosts Terri Clark, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks and Lee Ann Womack. The team from “America’s Morning Show” joins existing on-air personalities Kelly Ford and Jesse Addy on NASH FM 94.7.
The show will feature a mix of Country hits, in-studio interviews with Country music’s biggest stars and news about the Country lifestyle – with New York City area traffic, weather and information updated throughout the show. “America’s Morning Show” will originate live from Nashville before a studio audience, with frequent broadcasts from NASH FM studios in NYC.
NASH FM 94.7 is the flagship for the national NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle. NASH will be a multi-platform brand serving the large and growing interest in Country through radio, video, on-line, magazines, events and merchandise.
“The collection of talent assembled for America’s Morning Show is without equal. This show will bring the superstars of country to listeners in an authentic entertaining way not done before,” said John Dickey, Cumulus EVP/COO.
Garner previously hosted afternoon drive on Cumulus’ 95.5 WPLJ-FM NYC. Garner is best-known for hosting the Premiere-syndicated Country radio show “After Midnite with Blair Garner” for 20 years as well as the “Blair Garner Show” since 2006. Garner won “On-Air Personality of the Year” from the Academy of Country Music in the national category in 2004, 2006 and 2010 and has been nominated for Marconi Award.
As co-hosts, Country artists Clark, Sweeney, Wicks and Womack join “America’s Morning Show” on NASH FM 94.7 directly from Country music’s world stage:
–Clark is an eight-time fan-voted Canadian Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and a multiple Country Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year nominee. Hailed as “the female Dwight Yoakam” when she hit Country radio, the longstanding Grand Ole Opry member is known for the #1s “Better Things To Do,” “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me” and “Girls Lie, Too.”
–Sweeney has released two critically acclaimed albums Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame and Concrete. Her Top 10 hit “From a Table Away” was the highest charting Billboard debut single from a female Country artist in four years.
–Wicks launched with a debut album that featured three Top 40 singles including the Top 5 hit “Stealing Cinderella.” He recently released the EP Rough featuring his newest single “Salt Life.”
–Womack’s popularity started with the multi-format, multiple week #1 “I Hope You Dance” and she quickly became the duet partner of choice for George Strait, Don Henley, Alan Jackson and Buddy Miller. The progressive hard country songstress has won coveted awards including: Country Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for There’s More Where That Came From, Single of the Year twice (for “Dance” and “I May Hate Myself In The Morning”*) and Vocal Event twice. Womack also won a Grammy with Willie Nelson. The native of Jacksonville, Texas has performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert and several Presidential inaugurations. She serves as the anchor for the African female empowerment charity Join My Village.