“Country music continues to grow in popularity among tweens and teens. As a trusted name in family entertainment, Radio Disney is delighted to introduce a new music outlet dedicated to country music and expand upon the engaging content we successfully deliver through Radio Disney’s multi-platform network,” Phil Guerini, Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Radio Disney, shared about launching the new station.
The channel will official launch with the 2015 Country Music Association Awards in November.
“I am so excited about Radio Disney launching a country channel,” Kelsea shared. “It’s so cool to get a new generation and a new group of ears on my music…and all of the awesome music coming out of Nashville. I think it will be great for the format, it’s been great for me, and I’m hopeful to do more with them in the future.”
Later on, Maddie and Tae hit the LP Field for their concert at the festival.
Kelsea Ballerini looks like she’s having an absolute blast while making her entrance on the red carpet at the 2015 CMT Music Awards held at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night (June 10) in Nashville, Tenn.
The 23-year-old country singer just announced that he’s teaming up with the American Red Cross during his tour with Lady Antebellum on a virtual blood drive.
“There is a line in my new single, 21, that says ‘life ain’t long enough,’” Hunter shared. “I wanted to team with the American Red Cross to honor and celebrate all of those individuals who are constantly giving back and trying to make lives longer and better for sick patients around the country.”
Hunter is encouraging at least 21,000 of his fans to pledge to donate blood or platelets through his his SleevesUp virtual blood drive. Through a special hashtag, #HH21SleevesUp, he’ll honor and recognize fans who have blood donation and recipient stories with special concert tickets, and the opportunity to honor loved ones by personally writing their names on a unique guitar donated by Martin Guitars.
Hunter added, chatting with USA Today about the song, “I went through several re-writes. I’m very cautious to mess with someone else’s song. It makes me nervous, and I never want to be disrespectful. [That said] there were places I felt like I could put a little of my own personality, and they were cool with it.”
With “21″, Hunter is planning to release all future singles digitally!
“We’re constantly looking for new ways to get music to the fans in a quicker and more exciting fashion,” Hunter shared with Billboard about the switch. “Now it’s just a matter of letting the fans speak. Change is not a bad thing — it’s a beautiful thing.”
He added about what to call his forthcoming album, “You could call this an EP, but I’m not even sure what this becomes yet. We’re going to let the fans decide.”