Over the years, radio has been a staple in all of our lives. Although there has been many changes and a metamorphosis in the music industry with streaming and new radio programming, music still remains at the forefront of everyone’s lives.
Apple recently announced two new live global radio offerings on Apple Music, joining the flagship global radio station ‘Beats 1,’ which was just renamed ‘Apple Music 1.’ The two new stations include ‘Apple Music Hits” and ‘Apple Music Country.’ The latter spotlights country music and all the great acts that we have grown to love over the years.
Apple Music’s global creative director and host, Zane Lowe shared the excitement in a recent press release, “Apple Music is home – it’s home to artists, it’s home to fans, and it’s home to incredible music.” We are so excited that country music gets to be at the forefront of the new wave of streaming and radio.
Radio remains a part of the fabric of country music culture, and Apple Music Country continues that for the country music fan. The new station has a wide range of country music’s on-air personalities, including hosts Kelleigh Bannen, Ty Bentil, and Ward Guenther, just to name a few. Mainstream artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Morgan Evans, and Morgan Wallen will also present new exclusive shows on-air, fostering the unique relationship between the artist and the listener.
Each of the shows that are part of the country music forum will feature different and unique content. For Ty Bentil’s show, fans can expect to learn more about who Bentil is as an avid supporter of country music, as well as, get a deeper look into what makes a song relatable, “For me, I am all about making he bond of music a little bit more accessible to people,” he shared about what his playlists will look like.
We cannot wait to see how fans react to the addition of Apple Music Country, and we are so excited to say how this evolves into a deeper understanding of the power of country music.
Fans can enjoy Apple Music radio wherever they listen to Apple Music, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, CarPlay, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod, and on the web at music.apple.com. They can also ask Siri to play “Apple Music 1,” “Apple Music Hits,” or “Apple Music Country.”
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