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W!ZARD Radio Station Announces Rising Country

4th October 2018 | Music

W!ZARD Radio Station is excited to announce its brand new country music initiative: Rising Country.

Promoting exciting, fresh country artists to W!ZARD Radio Station’s global audience, this represents the first time that the category-leading entertainment company has united across the radio station in support of country music and culture.

Each month one Rising Country artist will be selected – this is an exciting emerging artist which the W!ZARD Radio Station team (including country radio host Madeleine Molly and producer/Managing Director James Gilmore) will be prioritising on-air for 1 month.

Being selected as the Rising Country artist comes with a whole package of support, including airplay on Madeleine Molly’s radio show each week for the month, cross-radio station playlist support, on-air and live event opportunities, online content and more.

The new was announced on Madeleine Molly’s show on 4th October 2018 with the announcement that Big Machine recording artist Danielle Bradbery will be the first ever Rising Country artist.

Listeners will be treated to exclusive content from Bradbery (including an exclusive interview) as well as live opportunities for her return to the UK this November.

Switched On Pop | Sicko Rap and Drunk Country

3rd October 2018 | Music

Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.

Four songs on the Hot 100 pop chart reveal the new directions in which music is headed. Travis Scott's 'SICKO MODE' boasts an unprecedented formal structure that points to the future of hip hop. Meanwhile, in the world of country, Jason Aldean, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Dan + Shay are putting a modern spin on one of the style's oldest tropes: drinking bourbon.

Together these tracks make up the vanguard of their respective genres, but are fans willing to take the plunge?

Songs Discussed:

Travis Scott - Sicko Mode
Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
John Zorn - Cat o Nine Tails
Jason Aldean - Drowns the Whiskey (feat. Miranda Lambert)
Mitchell Tenpenny - Drunk Me
Dan + Shay - Tequila

Sicko Rap and Drunk Country

Four songs on the Hot 100 pop chart reveal the new directions in which music is headed. (35 minutes)

Holy Swift | Episode 92 - Tim McGraw

1st October 2018 | Music

Holy Swift is a weekly podcast where three Taylor Swift superfans (Jessica Zaleski, Krista Doyle, and Kelly Boyles) dissect the entire Swift discography (Swiftography?), song-by-song, in meticulous detail. But not, like, in a creepy way.

In Episode 92, we talk about snowflakes, new podcast ideas, and the song 'Tim McGraw'.

Listen to the full episode below.

Episode 92 - Tim McGraw

In Episode 92, we talk about snowflakes, new podcast ideas, and the song Tim McGraw. (52 minutes)