SOURCE: The Country Network

The Country Network

April 26, 2016 11:00 ET

The Country Network Is Back

Texas Company Purchases The Country Network to Spotlight Country, Americana, Texas and Red Dirt Music With Quality Programming and Original Content 24/7 -- Now Broadcasting in 34 Markets With 40 Million DMA Households

NASHVILLE, TN and FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwired - April 26, 2016) -  The Country Network (TCN) is back! The innovative music network, established in 2010, has been purchased by a Texas-based corporation, TCN Country LLC, and has relaunched under its original branding. TCN will fill a void in today's Country music broadcast marketplace, providing fans with quality Country music programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across multiple digital platforms. Driven and supported through traditional advertisement revenue, TCN will have a global reach via www.tcncountry.com and is currently broadcasting in 34 markets with over 40 million DMA households across digital subchannel tiers. TCN's growth expansion strategy is to reach 100 million DMA households within the next three years. ​For a complete list of broadcast affiliates and channels, please visit www.tcncountry.com.

Unlike many of its Country music network predecessors, TCN will not only focus on mainstream Country, but will also spotlight AmericanaTexas and Red Dirt music from both label and independent artists.

​"One of the goals of The Country Network will be to provide an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for ALL great Country artists, including independents," explains Tim Eaton, President & CEO. "With this in mind, we will renew fan-favorite shows, such as the 'On the Rise' and 'Live from The Couch' series and produce new shows to highlight and introduce the wide array of amazing artists in today's marketplace," states Eaton. 

"Our Land: The Music Highway," is the first of many original shows introduced by the network. Hosted by longstanding Country music singer/songwriter Shawna Russell, Tim Russell and The Russell Family Band, the series takes viewers on a fun and interesting musical journey across the heartland, with behind-the-scenes stories, candid moments and unique live performances. Guests of the show have included Grammy-nominated Americana artist John Fullbright, Melissa Hembree, Deryl Dodd and Clay Shelburn. Upcoming episodes will feature Michael Martin Murphey, Zane Williams, with more to be announced! For more information on this original series, click HERE.

With an office in Nashville, Tennand a 43,000 square foot recording/production facility with three sound studios located in Fort Worth, TX, artists will have two waypoints to connect with the network's viewers. TCN provides convenience, distribution and service for its artists like never before.

"We want all artists to feel at home as equally in Texas as they have throughout the years in Tennessee," explains Cary Rolfe, VP of Programming & Artist Relations. "Artists can sit down in either location and tape an interview or performance. In Texas, they can grab a shower or even record a music video or album. That's the kind of service that is second to none and we look forward to providing."

For more information on The Country Network, please visit www.tcncountry.com 

ABOUT THE COUNTRY NETWORK:

The Country Network ("TCN"), is an innovative music video network dedicated to providing today's country music enthusiasts more choices in televised and digital programming. TCN will be the only television network dedicated exclusively to airing country music content. TCN is "all Country Music, all the time."

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