Kix Brooks To Take 'American Country Countdown' On The Road
September 1, 2010 at 7:28 AM (PT)
ARISTA/NASHVILLE duo BROOKS & DUNN will close out their “Last Rodeo Tour” in NASHVILLE TOMORROW night (9/2) at the BRIDGESTONE ARENA, and KIX BROOKS is already ready for his next venture.
KIX hosts the “AMERICAN Country Countdown,” which is nationally syndicated by CITADEL MEDIA, and he has announced he will be taking the show on the road in 2011. Throughout the year he will broadcast the weekly show at least once a month from the studio of a different radio affiliate. The show airs on more than 350 stations nationwide.
Also planned for 2011 is the “AMERICAN Country Countdown Concert Series,” which will be held in six markets between MAY and OCTOBER. BROOKS will serve as emcee for the live shows, which will feature performances by established Country artists, as well as newcomers. The concerts will be held in CHICAGO, DALLAS, PHILADELPHIA, SAN DIEGO, SEATTLE and WASHINGTON, D.C.
KIX said: “I’m looking forward to taking our radio show on the road next year and spending more time with the local affiliates that broadcast ‘AMERICAN Country Countdown’ each weekend. This will be a fantastic opportunity to create some unique listener events and have direct contact with devoted Country music fans. The concert series will showcase several of our industry’s top names and also introduce some of its rising stars.”
CITADEL MEDIA SVP/Programming & Distribution CARL ANDERSON added: “Having KIX in our portfolio provides our network a true leadership position in Country syndication. His level of dedication to the show and our affiliates is unmatched and has taken ACC to new heights. Partnering with him to take the program on the road while also delivering a magnificent concert series for our listeners will drive 2011 success for our advertisers and our stations.”
Details on where and when the “American Country Countdown” tour bus will be rolling will be available at www.ACCTop40.com beginning in 2011.