Mudcat Country Radio has been through various stages before becoming the success that is here today. We noticed a problem with the lack of songs on our playlist because we were playing only the music that was sent to us. We then researched how much money it would be to purchase a music license so that we could play unlimited artists on our programming. The cost turned out to be more than we bargained for so we set up a GoFund Me and added donate buttons as a way to generate the income needed for the licenses. Unfortunately, nobody donated.
We have once again switched our streaming service to Live365, however, the required ads are back. The good news is that we can now play any artist that resides on this planet! Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good. We still ecourage donations because it still is costly to use Live365 as a platform. $59 a month! That is a massive chunk of change for a radio station that does not generate any income. More changes will be coming in the next few months so stay tuned!
A GoFundMe created by Wes Meyer of Chambersburg that aims to curb hunger in Chambersburg is up and running! On December 15th, there will be a pancake breakfast with live music and a silent auction with all the proceeds going to the Falling Spring Food Pantry. The whole event will happen at the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. Also, check out the GoFundMe page that can be found at MudcatCountry.com, or on MudcatCountry’s Facebook page where you can make a donation for this great cause! As always, Mudcat Country supports non profits around the area. If you are a non profit and want to spread the word about your cause, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mudcat Country has started affiliating with other radios and podcasts from around the world to bring Mudcat listeners quality programming that they can enjoy.
To start off, our first affiliate is Swamp Gas Radio who will be on the air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern time with their show, “Paranormal Radio.” We hope you tune in this Wednesday to see what the internet is talking about. You will not want to miss it! Please welcome Swamp Gas Radio into the Mudcat family!
Ashley McBryde is one of those artists that you get excited about when you first hear them because it gives you hope that the rest of country radio will start playing good music again. Music that you know is country and not the ones that you have to listen for awhile just to determine if it is a pop mix station or a country station. In her new song, “Little Dive Bar,” McBryde proves country music is still out there. We just need to get all of the radio stations to start playing it.
The title of this blog post came to me because when I listen to the country singer guys, they all sound similar and are of the boy band pop type singers, except for Chris Stapleton, Cody Jinks. However, when you listen to the women like Ashley McBryde, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, and many more…they stay true to the music. If it does not sound like a country song, they are usually damn good songs anyways. Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson are still recording damn good music. Not useless crap coming from the boy band guys.
We are currently accepting advertisers to the radio station. We have repeat listeners from Pennsylvania to Virginia and even some friends in Great Britain. Send us your MP3 or we can make you an AD for a small fee. Click here to find our current rates. We are willing to negotiate until we hit a target everybody is happy with. We look forward to working with you!
We are currently accepting donations in order to purchase a music license from ASCAP. Donations of any amount are appreciated as it will get us closer to our goal ($250). Once we acquire the music license we will again be able to play more great country music that you do not hear on mainstream country radio.
Click the link above or a donation button can be found on the main page of the website. Thanks.
As some readers may have noticed, our radio programming was down due to changes in a streaming service. We discontinued services with Live365 and have switched to RadioRad. Because of this change we are now responsible for our licenses. We are currently playing royalty free indie music until we are able to earn the funds needed for a ASCAP license that will give us access to thousands of songs. Thank you for your patience with this change. Mudcat Country Radio is now streaming live!
Loretta Lynn has released a new single for her upcoming album, “Wouldn’t It Be Great.” The album was going to be released last year but was put on hold due to Loretta suffering a stroke. The new release date is unknown, but the album can be pre-ordered here.
This song is impressive and shows how great Loretta still is after all of these years. We can still hear the Loretta we met with “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” because the songwriter style is familiar, but now we can hear how her voice has changed. Like Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and good homemade wine, Loretta’s voice only gets better with age. Watch the video below and listen to her latest song, “Wouldn’t It Be Great.”
Whitey Morgan and the 78’s just released a new song and lyrical music video from their upcoming album, “Hard Times And White Lines,” which is to be released on October 26th. The song is titled, “Honky Tonk Hell” and can be streamed on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and Whitey Morgan’s website. Listen to the song with they lyrical video below.
Travis Tritt posted on Facebook yesterday that he will be part of a new TV show that will premiere in October on USA Network called, “Real Country.” Findings from an article by the Tennessean seem to describe the show as similar to “The Voice” or “American Idol.” Each of the showcases will feature a sub-genre of country music (Tennessean, 2018). Artists will be chosen to compete in a grand finale at the end by Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, and Jake Owen.
Aside from the TV show, Tritt says that he hopes to bring real country music back to the mainstream and says that he will not fail in doing so. The staff at Mudcat Country has high hopes that he is successful in bringing back country music that has value.