We’re Moving!

We’re Moving!

We're Moving!

Yep! We’re moving… Kinda. We are moving to a new stream host server. Hopefully, this will not cause any interruptions to our streams. Because this is technology, it may and we appreciate your understanding.

Why? We are moving to a new system that will provide a better overall experience. The servers are in a world-class data center with redundancy and fail-over capabilities so we can keep streaming with very little to no interruptions. This is also under a new non-profit organization. This saves us loads of money as the billing structure is quite different for non-profits versus standard music streaming on the internet.

As silly as it sounds, our commercials should also be better. We still need to pay so there will still be advertising on the station and on our website. Please visit our sponsors and click on the banners to support our operations and keep us on the air.

Our stream launch page will be going away, for now. We’re trying to figure out a way to bring it back and we’ll let you know when that happens. Meanwhile, we’ll update our links as soon as possible and you shouldn’t notice anything. You’ll not have to change your links or favorites. One casualty of this move is we’re losing our station listing on Apple’s iTunes Internet Radio. Apple is slowly discontinuing that service and as part of that process, they are not allowing new listings or changes to existing listings. You can still listen to us through iTunes, by pasting our URL in File > Open Stream.

We will continue to have our station listed in as many listing services as possible. Mainly, TuneIn.com will be available and is the most popular site for streaming radio. We’re also listed at nRadio, Streema.com, and many others. If you know of some more listing sites, please let me know.

This transition should take only a couple of weeks and again, you all shouldn’t notice any of these changes. Please move from iTunes to TuneIn or some other listening page. As we notice things that may disrupt service, we’ll try to keep you informed.

As always, thank you so much for listening and being part of our family!

Love ya!

-Timmy

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2017

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours, we, at America’s Country, wish you all a very merry Christmas. I love this time of year. There are so many opportunities to give and to be generous to our neighbors, family and friends. Here, in Utah, it snowed overnight. This is the first significant snow in the area and it always inspires such wonderful feelings. Add that and our mix of great Country music and classic Christmas tunes and you get an amazing experience.

I have not yet begun to start planning for our 2018. I’ve been very grateful for what we’ve accomplished in 2017. Just recently, we added our new show, Radio Rehab with Dana Williams of Diamond Rio fame. That has been a perfect addition to our existing catalog of entertaining shows including our daily morning show with John & Heidi, and our good buddy Kenny Schneebeli’s Texas Country Music Countdown.

Your response to these shows has been great! I hope you’ll keep listening to these outstanding productions. I am always looking for new shows to bring you but we want to be sure they are of the highest quality and provide great entertainment and expose you to new and fun music and personalities.

For the remainder of 2017, we are planning to continue adding more Christmas songs to the mix and finally, 48 hours of commercial-free Christmas music on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will then return to our normal programming on the 26th. Again, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Security Updates

Internet Security

Friends,
As always, I try to keep up on the internet’s latest technology and methods. I also want to keep your safety and security at the top of my list. Over the last several days, I’ve updated our website and web servers to secure data exchange between our servers and your browsers. This is important to ensure that any nefarious people or bots cannot alter any of the text, images or links that may be offensive or harmful.

This will also keep our website up near the top of your favorite internet search results. If you ever need to find us, we’ll be there!

America’s Country will continue to give you the best in technology and, of course, the best in entertainment!

Thank you all for listening!

-Timmy

2017 is looking like a great year!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I am very much looking forward to the New Year! 2017 is going to be a fantastic year for America’s Country! We’re still working our way back to where we were before we were forced to pull the plug almost a year ago. It’s been a slow climb but I’m more than happy to keep pushing and pushing. Due to some major differences in the financial aspects of how we are able to be on the air, we have to be a little more creative. I am proud to say we have some interesting changes coming in 2017.

Internet radio is not “regular” or terrestrial radio. Yes, we can certainly do the same things and play the same songs as regular radio stations do, but why? In choosing music we play on America’s Country, I’ve always retained my love for the great hits of the 90s and early 2000s. We play today’s biggest hits, newcomers, and some tunes you may never hear anywhere else. I also play songs that were hot in the past months or year that radio has stopped playing. Some examples are Burning House by Cam and Better Than You Left Me by Mickey Guyton. I play these tunes because they are just great songs and sound good. I also play a bunch of 90s hits that are just fantastic to hear again and again. Shania Twain, The Tractors, and of course, George Strait and Garth Brooks are always amazing to hear.

The Plan

What I will be doing over the next weeks and months is gradually shifting our musical focus away from today’s Top 40 hits and more towards this great library of hits from the 90s and early 2000s. America’s Country will still play these Hot Country Hits and continue to break new songs when they sound good and fit in with the sound of America’s Country. I love Country Music and I know you do too.

I am very excited for these changes and will absolutely keep my hand to the pulse to make sure these changes are good changes. The New Year is going to be amazing and I can’t wait!

Happy New Year!

-Timmy

Christmas Music

Christmas-Spirit-575x431Friends, I’m excited to start sprinkling in some Christmas Music into the regular playlist over the next month! We’re going to be starting slowly. At first, we’ll be adding in about one song per hour. We will feature some of the biggest classics from Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Brenda Lee as well as your favorite Country performers. Garth, Carrie, Lonestar and Lady A.

Christmas Music is fantastic and I love it deeply. I also know that sometimes, it can get overwhelming. We’ll try to keep it fresh and interesting. We’ll crank up how many songs we play every week or so. Finally, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we’ll play 48 hours of commercial-free Christmas Music!

Thank you all for listening to America’s Country and Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Season’s Greetings!

Listen right now to America’s Country: http://bit.ly/TXVmf0

-Timmy

New Shows!

Our New Shows

We launched two exciting shows over the past week. One is a returning show and the other is a brand new show for us. We’re proud to bring back The Texas Country Music Countdown. Hear the top 20 songs from the Red Dirt and Texas Country music charts each Saturday at noon Mountain time. Host Kenny Schneebeli presents a fun and fast-paced countdown show. He features hot artists from this unique sub-genre of Country music.

We are excited to now have a new morning show! Each weekday from 6am-10am, we present The John & Heidi Show. Husband and wife team up to bring fun and entertaining information and news. Click on each of the show’s titles to be taken to their websites and find out more about these great shows.

We’re happy to add these cool and upbeat shows to our already amazing selection of Hot Country Hits and great classics from the 90s! Please listen to these shows and give us your feedback. We’ll pass it along to them.

Thanks so much for listening!

-Timmy

We’re Back!!

shoutIt’s official! We’re back! I’m so proud and excited to announce that America’s Country is back! I invite you all to start listening and most importantly, please share this incredible news with your friends and family! Here’s a short link you can start using yourself and that you can share with your friends: LINK

Please enjoy Hot Country Hits 24/7 today!

Love ya!

-Timmy

New design and more!

Hi folks! I want to just bring you up to date with some of the cool and exciting changes going on. Most recently, we worked with a great company to design a new look for America’s Country. We’ve made all the changes and are super excited about this! We’ve had some great looking representation of our brand up to this point but this is a major improvement. If you’re around and still see any of our old logos still out there, please hit me up and we’ll get it taken care of.

We’ve also made some more improvements to our audio. We truly strive to be the best sounding Hot Country Hits station in the world! Thanks to great technology like digital processing from Stereo Tool and music playback and scheduling from Station Playlist, we are very confident that we will achieve our goal! Click the highlighted items above to find out more about these great tools.

To help support us, there are many ways. You can always visit and purchase products from our sponsors who have their ads on the air. You can click on banner ads on our web sites (please disable your ad blocker tools!). And you can make a donation with our PayPal links. Now, we added an Amazon.com shopping widget on our main website. The cool thing here is that you make the same purchases at the same prices from Amazon, and they pay us back! All of this is designed to be available for you but not be obnoxious and get in your way. We appreciate all that you do to support America’s Country. Thank you all!

Thank you all for your support and for listening to America’s Country!

-Timmy

Summer 2015 Updates

Hwassupappy Summer!! I want to quickly run down a few things I feel are important to mention. First, we had a change in service providers. This shouldn’t mean anything major to you guys and you may not have even noticed. That’s a good thing! However, there are some benefits we’ll see in the near future. One is that a feature offered is listing our station on ShoutCast. ShoutCast is a big hub for internet radio and it used to be limited to those streaming through their own systems. However, lately there’s been some changes that allow others to be listed as well. This is a good thing because more exposure means more of you guys listening to our fantastic music and programming, but also listening to our ads. Because we’re a business, we need to make money to keep things going. We don’t intend to make a lot of money, but at least enough to keep going and maybe upgrade things from time to time. This is why we’re cool with playing two minutes of commercials per break and only four minutes per hour. There are some other neat things about our new provider, like fallback audio files. This protects the streams in case a connection fails somewhere along the line. Audio keeps playing so you don’t lose your connection to us. We’re very happy to be with this new company.

To further our goal of providing the best listening experience, we’ve made some significant upgrades to our audio. You may have noticed over the past couple of months that the sound of America’s Country has changed a bit. We installed a newer audio processing system that has newer and more robust features to make every note ring out loud and clear. Again, the goal is to make it sound great so your ears don’t get tired and you can listen in many different environments and not have to keep reaching for the volume knob. Another very cool feature of this new tool is something that may be boring to some, but if you’ve ever spent time listening to music, whether on a protable device or from a CD or on the FM radio, you know things may not be as clear or dynamic as they have been in the past. To sum it up, basically FM radio has been in a “loudness war” for about 25-30 years. Each station wants to out-do the next and they figure if it’s louder, you’ll stop scanning and listen. Record companies have seen this and wanted in on the action. To do this, they’ve started employing a trick that FM radio folks have been doing called clipping. Basically, this is a way to pump up the volume as high as possible while digitally limiting, or clipping, the sound off at the highest level possible, 0 dB. This accomplishes one thing, ugly, loud and distorted audio. FM radio can get away with it to a degree because of a lot of other things going on between their transmitters and our radios. It hides a lot of the distortion. CDs don’t have that luxury. Back to my point… This new audio processing tool has a miraculous feature called a de-clipper. It mathematically looks at the clipped audio (which is no longer in a normal wavy form, but a flat-line appearance) and predicts what it really should look like. It actually restores the wavy form! Again, this is a lot of techy mumbo-jumbo to many of you. But it’s all in an effort to give you the best sounding audio possible and even better sounding than listening from a CD! if you want to learn more, please comment below and I’ll reach out to you personally.

As always, we’re continually trying to make our station sound better than all the rest of the Country stations out there. It’s not an easy task. But I want to thank each of you for listening! It means the world to me that you are taking part of something I’m creating. And even more so if you actually enjoy it!

Have a fantastic summer!!

-Timmy

Summer’s Coming!!

Summer LoadingHey friends! We’re quickly coming up on May and then June brings us into Summer 2015! I’m very excited for what we have in store for you! Nothing is in stone at this moment, but we’re looking to get ahold of some great prizes to give away. Because it’s not finalized, I can’t say exactly what we’re talking about here, but we’re talking about some serious prizes! Not just CDs or gift cards here. I’ll have more details as we get closer to finalizing our plans and getting some partners online with us to provide these incredible prizes.

I know this is a major tease and I’m not telling you hardly anything. But I want you to get excited too! More details to come…