Gimme Country Launches Online Music Service for Country Fans

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Gimme Radio launches Gimme Country and finally gives a voice to underserved artists and fans.

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Lee Ann Womack states “growing up, my dad was radio DJ so I was surrounded by all kinds of music -- everything from traditional country to blues to rock & roll. Gimme Country is the perfect place for me to showcase the range of my musical tastes and play my favorite classics."

Gimme Radio today launches Gimme Country (http://www.gimmecountry.com) at 8 am PT / 10 am CT, a new music platform designed to serve the fan and play music that is ignored by mainstream country radio and digital music streaming services. Gimme Country has real DJs like Grammy Award-winning singer Lee Ann Womack and Warner Bros. Records recording artist and six-time Grammy nominee Brandy Clark sharing the stories from the road and their love of country music 24-hours a day, and it allows fans to interact with one another and directly with the host in real-time. It is the first immersive country music experience, designed to connect artists and fans, and it’s set to revolutionize the way we listen to country music forever. The first premiere DJ, Third Man recording artist Joshua Hedley, will air on Wednesday, May 15th at 10 am PT / 12 pm CT.

Lee Ann Womack states “growing up, my dad was radio DJ so I was surrounded by all kinds of music -- everything from traditional country to blues to rock & roll. Gimme Country is the perfect place for me to showcase the range of my musical tastes and play my favorite classics and new favorites all in the same show.”

As Tyler Lenane, CEO of Gimme Country tells it: “for too long terrestrial radio has only focused on a select few mainstream country artists. At the same time, digital music services have been slow to embrace the genre, focusing solely on pop and mainstream hip-hop. Thousands of country artists and millions of country fans have been ignored. Gimme Country is going to change all that.”

Gimme Country DJs will play the legacy artists, the outlaws and outsiders -- and they will finally give women artists the recognition and air-time they deserve. Created by the same experienced team that built Gimme Radio, the world’s first metal-specific music service, Gimme Country is designed to expose great artists and provide a platform that connects country fans all over the world. The community Gimme Country will build is going to be a truly unique fan experience that won’t be found on any other online music service.

As Joshua Hedley puts it: “Gimme Radio is a really cool platform for metal fans to connect with their favorite artists and hear great music. I’m excited that they’ve given me the same opportunity to connect with country music fans with Gimme Country!”

Over the course of the first few weeks, Gimme Country will debut shows from Riser House Records artist Dillon Carmichael, legendary guitar slinger Jesse Dayton, famed country singer and songwriter Laura Cantrell, alt-country hero Chuck Prophet, Country Music Hall of Fame writer and editor Michael McCall, former No Depression Magazine co-founder/editor and current writer at the Austin American-Statesman Peter Blackstock, and many more.

These personalities perfectly reflect the Gimme Country approach to what it means to be “country” in a genre that has been homogenized by country radio and the other digital music services.

Gimme Country is available at http://www.gimmecountry.com and has mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Sign up for free and enjoy the most unique and best country music listening experience there is. Assets to promote launch can be found here: found.ee/gimmecountrylaunch.

About Gimme Radio:
Founded by digital music veterans from Apple Music, Google Play, Beats Music and Rhapsody, Gimme Radio builds highly engaged communities for the passionate fan on a genre by genre basis. The company launched its first community in June of 2017: the world’s first 24/7 metal focused service (available via web and Android/iOS). Fans tune in to hear world-class DJs playing metal they can’t hear anywhere else for free. And Gimme Radio allows the fans and the DJs/artists to communicate directly with one another in a live feed, in real time, as the music is being played. Gimme Radio is a Techstars-backed company.

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