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.
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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.
Sarah Ashley will be our first artist interview here on Mudcat Country Radio. We have been playing her songs for the past 2 or 3 weeks and think it has the value it needs to be part of our playlist. Find more about her below.
Bio: Sarah Ashley is an independent singer songwriter based in Nashville Tennessee and is now making her original music available to the public. Sarah’s early musical beginnings were banging on pots and pans then Sarah began singing at age three when her mother bought her a microphone from Fisher Price and she never stop singing. Her musical style is modern country rock, which came from multiple influences during her childhood listening to The Mamas and the Papas, The Beach Boys, Patsy Cline, and various classic 1940’s country artists. Sarah’s parents always had some music playing in the background at home while she was growing up, in fact her father wired the entire house with speakers inside and out. Sarah learned of her family’s talents hearing the stories of her family members being involved with music in churches and playing multiple instruments. Sarah remembers that whenever she was at her grandparents house, on her father’s side of the family, and she would get into trouble, Sarah’s punishment would be to sit on the organ bench. Little did she know that her “timeouts” would turn into Sarah and her grandfather playing a duet! Sarah’s grandfather on clarinet and she on the family’s organ. Sarah now thinks it paid off being the only girl with so many rowdy boys in her family! She came to realize looking back that what she had thought was a punishment would turn out to be one of her most precious memories and may have lead to her pursuits in music. After graduating with her degree in music from the University of South Dakota, Sarah moved to Nashville, TN and began writing original songs. Sarah has been recording her songs and began releasing her music in January of 2018.
Here are some things that happened on this date in history.
- 1966 – Miranda Rights are established.
- 1972 – Hurricane Agnes was formed.
- 323 – Alexander the Great dies.
- 1975 – Linda Ronstadt has her first #1 hit on the charts.
- 1971 – The New York Times published the Pentagon Papers.