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2017 is looking like a great year!

2017
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

Maintenance Planned – 4/5 – and other news

voice_over_gary-owensFriends,

We have some really great upgrades and fixes we need to apply to our main station server. It will require some downtime, but we plan to have a backup server running. Hopefully the transition between will be seamless and we won’t have any actual downtime.

We have a new SSD drive to install, plenty of updates and other tweaks we’ve been holding off on. Ultimately, the main purpose is to make our station more reliable, robust and available.

We’re also making adjustments to our music selection. We’re trying to play even more big hits, more often so you can enjoy listening all day. We are excited to have excellent programming to compliment our already fantastic music selection.

Each weekday, we have The 90s @ Noon and The 90s Drive @ 5. Two full hours of commercial 90s Country hits. On the weekends, we have several shows that bring diversity and excitement to you. On Saturdays, we have two shows that feature and celebrate Texas Country. Also known as Red Dirt, this fun and gritty music plays for two hours at Noon with the CD-Tex Radio show and for another two hours at 7pm on the Texas Country Music Countdown. On Sundays, we have Big Country USA at Noon with two hours of the best country and artist interviews, contests and a lot of fun. At 7pm, The Hot Country Countdown presents the 20 biggest songs in the industry.

We thank you for choosing us. Out of the thousands of Country stations online and on the radio, we’re extremely humbled and honored that you continue to choose us! We welcome and encourage your feedback and ideas. Please comment here or any of our social media pages with anything you’d like to share. Thank you again for being the best fans and friends!

-Timmy

Happy 2015!!

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Thank you so much for being the loyal and most outstanding fans a little internet radio station could ever wish for! 2014 was such a fantastic year of growth and maturing of America’s Country. We were able to generate some income and use that for hardware and software upgrades. We’re now running on a much more powerful and modern server that has been rock-solid. Our music playback software is top-notch and working like a champ. And it’s all thanks to you listening and visiting and patronizing our excellent sponsors!

2015 is looking very promising for even more expansion! America’s Country is poised to make explosive growth this year! Internet radio is growing and becoming more and more accessible with in-dash car stereos that feature built-in streaming and other mobile internet applications. 4G LTE and other wireless data technologies are growing and spreading further and further allowing more people to listen to internet stations like America’s Country in their cars more and more! I’m incredibly excited and have shivers from the anticipation!

To help gear up for this explosive growth, in the next few weeks, I’ll need to perform some additional maintenance on our server to ensure we’re setup and prepared. I’ll post on our Social Media and this website for the planned maintenance periods in advance to help you be aware. Any down-time or outages should be very minimal.

Again, thank you very much for being a part of America’s Country! I am deeply grateful for your support and your help in moving us to the next level! Please share your love and passion for America’s Country by sharing our Facebook, Twitter, Google + pages and feeds with all of your friends, loved ones and co-workers! We need your help to grow!

Love ya!
-Timmy

Holidays are approaching!!

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Happy Holidays from America’s Country!!

I am a huge fan of Holiday Music! In the past, we’ve played all Holiday music for the entire month of December. While my family, a few others, and myself have really enjoyed it, it’s not always the best strategy. This year, beginning the day after Thanksgiving, we will begin to slowly add Holiday songs to the normal rotation of Hot Country Hits. As we get closer to Christmas Day, we will have up to 4 or 5 songs per hour. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I will be playing 48 hours of Christmas Music and hopefully some long-form specials from our providers.

I want to share my love of the Season without overwhelming you all. Holiday music can sometimes be a very polarizing thing. A lot of people really love it, some folks really don’t like it at all. And yet further, some folks are just kinda OK with it. I hope to strike a good balance and provide the best to everyone.

I will be playing some of the well known classics from Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole that you all know and love along with some of the best from our stable of incredible Country artists like Blake Shelton and Martina McBride. As always, I will ask for and encourage your constant feedback. Please post on Twitter, Facebook, or on this post if things need to be adjusted. “Play More Holiday Music!”, “Don’t play so much Holiday Music!”, etc… I want to know!

Again, we wish all of you Happy Holidays and thanks for listening to America’s Country!

Love ya,
Timmy

Time to clean out the Stash!

Music-records_id2407181_size330Friends! It’s time to clear out the old stock of FREE CDs in our Stash! Be watching our Social Media for your opportunity to win! We want to get rid of these CDs to make room for all the new albums that are coming out soon and have been released recently. We will be having listen-to-win contests as well where you MUST listen to win. Nothing will be announced on anything but our audio stream. Cruise over to our Stash page now and get ready to WIN!