Radio Station Format Definition: Country
Among the most popular and oldest formats of radio, country stations
have origins dating back to the start of radio in the 20's. There are
a few different varieties of country stations:
- Hot Country or Hit Country: Concentrates on the top hits of modern country
- Classic Country: Airs popular country and western songs from the last three decades.
- Modern Country: Plays contemporary country hits while mixing in
older hits from the past 10-15 years.
Typical artists heard on Country stations include:
LeAnn Rimes, Clint Black, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson,
Johnnie Cash, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Brooks and
Dunn, Loretta Lynn, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Billy Ray Cyrus,
Trisha Yearwood, Shania Twain
See also: Americana
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