Tom Hanks launches country radio station with TuneIn

The new commercial-free station features deep cuts from country artists from the 50s-70s

TuneIn, the world’s leading live-streaming audio service, has announced the launch of Country A-Go-Go, the second radio station from the team behind Boss Radio 66, Tom Hanks and Debbie Daughtry. The duo are releasing their personal collection of classic country albums to listeners around the globe to help them discover hidden gems from country legends and talented artists who never got much radio airplay in their time.

Country A-Go-Go pays homage to country music’s roots featuring deep cuts from legends like Hank Williams, Jean Shepard, Tammy Wynette and George Jones to undiscovered artists of the 50s, 60s, and 70s whose influence can still be found in today’s hits. The station captures the essence of those generations through its carefully curated playlist – even featuring vintage audio ads to take listeners on a journey through time.

Listeners will hear the changing tides of American culture over the course of three decades through a uniquely country perspective. Country A-Go-Go presents a voice of the people many have never heard before.

To make this station a reality Hanks and Daughtry scoured record bins around the country and turned to their own personal record collections, digitizing over 3,500 vinyl records of classic country. The station brings these classic hits out of the archives to showcase the music created during its greatest era that continues to impact the music still playing on the radio today.

“This is the music that I grew up with, and still influences the music that I love to this day,” states Daughtry. “The new generation of country music artists are amazing. The genre is having a huge comeback right now. Just take a listen to Garth’s new station, The Big 615! Country A-Go-Go reconnects listeners with country music’s origins to hear the legends that gave country its soul. This station is for any country music fan that wants to hear great music from a very influential time in history.”

The commercial-free station makes its debut on TuneIn during the week of Hank Williams’ 100th birthday, with special programming that celebrates this important event in music history with some deep-cut recordings of the country legend.

Country A-Go-Go is the latest of several collaborations planned between Hanks and Daughtry. The first of which was Boss Radio 66, a station dedicated to classic rock 45s from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Buddy Iahn
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