The station launching this week in honor of Hank Williams’ 100th birthday will feature all of the classic country artists that have influenced the artists of today, from the 50s, 60s, and 70s to Jean Shepard, Tammy Wynette George Jones, and many other artists from the decades.
Debbie Daughtry commented on her and Hanks’ vision for the station, saying:
“This is the music that I grew up with, and still influences the music that I love to this day. 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 idea of the station turned into a reality when Hanks and Daughty were able to score a bin of classic country records, along with incorporating their personal collections.
With over 3,500 vinyl records of classic country in their library, listeners are in for hours of quality country music.
While writing this up, I tuned into the station and was more than impressed. With recent plays, including “Root Beer” by George Jones, “Pay No Attention To Alice” by Tom T. Hall, and “Waterloo” by Stonewall Jackson, you can hear some of the classics that you know and love, while still discovering some ‘nonmainstream’ artist from these decades.