County music was born in the 1920s, on the Southern United States. It originated from the southeastern genre of American folk music and Western music and it consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, dobros and fiddles as well as harmonicas.
According to the 2015 online stats of the Country Music Association, more than 42% of the US population consumes country music. This corresponds to an astonishing 107 million country music consumers and it’s the no. 1 reported format for audiences spanning in age from 18 to 541, which represents a powerful opportunity for brands.
myTuner Radio features more than one 1,300 country radio stations for you to enjoy online on myTuner’s website, Apple TV, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, Windows, Windows Phone and on your Android devices and werables. The most popular country music radio among myTuner users is Country 108 from Germany, followed by KMIT Hot Country 105.9, KNCQ Q97 and KXKS Kiss Country 93.7 and KSKS 93.7 Kiss Country, all four from the United States.
Again, on the United States KMIT Hot Country 105.9 is the most popular station of this genre, while in Canada it’s CISN-FM Country 103.9 FM. As expected 87% of the country radio stations of myTuner Radio come from the United States, 8% are from Canada and the other 5% are from the rest of the world. In the US the states with a larger amount of country radio stations on myTuner Radio are Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Florida and Michigan.
On the end of last month, the US country songs Top 10 of myTuner charts featured Adam Wakefield, on the first and second place with the songs “Lonesome Broken and Blue” and “When I Call Your Name”. On third place was Florida Georgia Line with “H.O.L.Y” and Adam Wakefield appeared again, this time in fourth place with the song “I’m Sorry”. Blake Shelton was in the fifth place with the song “Go Ahead and Break my Heart”.
Country music is “the poetry of the American spirit”2, it’s “three chords and the truth”3 and it’s more universal than ever before with myTuner Radio making country radio stations available to people in all the corners of the world, on all devices.
2 Steve Maraboli
3 Harland Howard