Dial Global says the new program is a four-hour, music-intensive show hosted by the front man and lead vocalist for the iconic band Alabama. In addition to its extensive playlist, Country Gold will also feature anecdotes from a guy who ruled the country music charts during its golden age….and Randy’s got the stories to prove it.
Country Gold, replacing the current Country Gold and Rick Jackson’s Hall of Fame programs, features a finely tuned music mix, contemporary imaging and, now, a superstar host.
It’s packed with at least 13 songs per hour and spotlights classics from the 1970s through the mid-90s. Core artists include Garth Brooks, George Strait, Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton and, of course, Alabama.
Randy Owen is a country music legend, with 43 number #1 singles, more than 75 million albums sold, 150 industry awards–including eight ACM and CMA “Entertainer of the Year” honors–two Grammys and 23 American Music Awards. He is also a proud member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“I’m looking forward to visiting with the fans and playing some of my favorite songs and the greatest songs ever recorded,” says Owens. “Hosting Country Gold is going to be fun and exciting for me. I hope listeners request songs they want to hear and feel a personal connection with my show.”
John Paul, Dial Global’s VP Programming says Country Gold is designed for Mainstream and Classic Country stations: “It’s the only place to hear those ‘lost’ country music stars from 1980-1995 that rarely get played on country radio. Yet listeners still love that music. So this is a specialty show, a destination for fans to hear those classics.”
Country Gold with Randy Owen debuts the weekend of July 14-15 and is available from Dial Global on a market-exclusive basis.