Country Music Stations

Country Music is only really a minority genre in the UK there is no doubt, but it is popular enough for the big radio groups to cater for it to some extent. Here we see Global’s “Smooth” brand offshoot “Smooth Country” firmly at the ‘pop’ end of country music spectrum, plus two stations for Bauer.. Downtown Country, a local offshoot of the “Downtown” Northern Ireland brand, plus Absolute Radio Country, a UK national branded station which has in fact been in operation since 2019 (previously as Country Hits Radio), focused on modern country music and aimed at 25-44 year olds. One would imagine that both Bauer country stations might be programmed along similar lines, but the different numbers of songs and play profiles would suggest that these are still quite independently programmed at this stage at least…

Analysis: 26 days, up to 05-08-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7550
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 849
Variety factor for this station is : 11.2%

50% OF PLAYS is 186 Songs (21.9% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 81 MOST played songs (9.5% of the total)
or 540 LEAST played songs (63.6% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 7h 15m
10th most played song airs every: 8h
81st most played song airs every: 2d 0h
186th most played song airs every: 2d 8h 43m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 296 (34.8%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
1 after 18 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 900
..in 3 months: 1242, in 6 months: 1588
..in 9 months: 1962, in 12 months: 2177

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [86 plays] Kane Brown – Like I Love Country Music
2= [85 plays] each for…
+ Dylan Scott – New Truck
+ Nate Smith – Whiskey On You
4 [83 plays] Cole Swindell – She Had Me At Heads Carolina
5= [82 plays] each for…
+ Jelly Roll – Son of A Sinner
+ Scotty McCreery – Damn Strait
+ Tyler Hubbard – 5 Foot 9
8 [81 plays] Chris Young and Mitchell Tenpenny – At The End Of A Bar
9= [78 plays] each for…
+ Luke Combs – The Kind Of Love We Make
+ Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town

Analysis: 23 days, up to 07-08-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8768
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 606
Variety factor for this station is : 6.9%

50% OF PLAYS is 157 Songs (25.9% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 93 MOST played songs (15.3% of the total)
or 365 LEAST played songs (60.2% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 11h 44m
10th most played song airs every: 14h 9m
93rd most played song airs every: 22h 4m
157th most played song airs every: 1d 2h 17m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 109 (17.9%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 16 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 607
..in 3 months: 926

Top 12 Most Played:

1 [47 plays] Luke Combs – The Kind Of Love We Make
2= [44 plays] each for…
+ Florida Georgia Line – Cruise
+ Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
4 [43 plays] Tebey feat. Emerson Drive – Wake Me Up
5= [40 plays] each for…
+ Blake Shelton – Home
+ John Michael Montgomery – I Swear
+ Lonestar – Amazed
+ Rascal Flatts – What Hurts The Most
+ Taylor Swift – Love Story (Taylor`s Version)
10= [39 plays] each for…
+ Lady A – Just A Kiss
+ Leann Rimes – How Do I Live
+ Taylor Swift – Teardrops On My Guitar

Analysis: 26 days, up to 06-08-2022
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 8189
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1722
Variety factor for this station is : 21%

50% OF PLAYS is 298 Songs (17.3% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 84 MOST played songs (4.8% of the total)
or 1155 LEAST played songs (67% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h 25m
10th most played song airs every: 5h 43m
84th most played song airs every: 3d 17h 8m
298th most played song airs every: 4d 8h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1405 (81.5%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
7 after 25 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1792
..in 3 months: 2288, in 6 months: 2537
..in 9 months: 2999, in 12 months: 3145

Top 11 Most Played:

1= [115 plays] each for…
+ Chris Young and Mitchell Tenpenny – At The End Of A Bar
+ Dylan Scott – New Truck
3 [114 plays] Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town
4 [113 plays] Jackson Dean – Don’t Come Lookin’
5 [112 plays] Jon Pardi – Last Night Lonely
6 [111 plays] Carrie Underwood – Ghost Story
7 [110 plays] Kane Brown – Like I Love Country Music
8= [109 plays] each for…
+ Jake Owen – Best Thing Since Backroads
+ Justin Moore – With A Woman You Love
+ Morgan Wallen – Wasted On You
+ Scotty McCreery – Damn Strait

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