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 54(1), which represents a powerful opportunity for brands.
myTuner Radio features more than one 1,800 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 wearables. The most popular country music radio among myTuner users is the US’s KSKS 93.7 Kiss Country, followed by two Canadian country radio stations, Country 105 CKRY and CKKL New Country 94, in third and fourth place respectively. WYRK Country 106.5 FM from the US is the fourth most enjoyed by myTuner users, followed by CISN-FM Country 103.9 FM from Canada, in fifth place.
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 Keith Urban on first place with the song “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and Kittle Big Town on second place with “Better Man”. On the third position was Florida Georgia Line with May We All (feat. Tim McGraw), followed by Miranda Lambert on fourth place with “Vice” and Kenny Chesney was on the fifth position with “Setting the World on Fire (with P!nk).
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