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: 24 days, up to 16-05-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6789
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 957
Variety factor for this station is : 14%

50% OF PLAYS is 181 Songs (18.9% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 77 MOST played songs (8% of the total)
or 649 LEAST played songs (67.8% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 6h 46m
10th most played song airs every: 7h 47m
77th most played song airs every: 2d 0h
181st most played song airs every: 2d 9h 36m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 485 (50.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
5 after 18 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1022
..in 3 months: 1346, in 6 months: 1875
..in 9 months: 2177, in 12 months: 2383

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [85 plays] Brothers Osborne – Break Mine
2 [83 plays] Chris Young – Young Love & Saturday Nights
3 [82 plays] Nate Smith – Bulletproof
4 [80 plays] Ashley Cooke – Your Place
5 [78 plays] Jackson Dean – Fearless
6= [77 plays] each for…
+ Keith Urban – Straight Line
+ Sam Hunt – Outskirts
8= [76 plays] each for…
+ Jordan Davis – Tucson Too Late
+ Kacey Musgraves – Deeper Well
10 [74 plays] Luke Combs – Where The Wild Things Are

Analysis: 23 days, up to 16-05-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 9237
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 712
Variety factor for this station is : 7.7%

50% OF PLAYS is 124 Songs (17.4% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 47 MOST played songs (6.6% of the total)
or 487 LEAST played songs (68.3% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h 15m
10th most played song airs every: 5h 31m
47th most played song airs every: 14h 9m
124th most played song airs every: 1d 8h 28m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 212 (29.7%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
1 after 16 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 742
..in 3 months: 875, in 6 months: 990
..in 9 months: 1063, in 12 months: 1241

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [105 plays] Ashley Cooke – Your Place
2 [104 plays] Bryan Martin – We Ride
3 [103 plays] Keith Urban – Messed Up As Me
4= [102 plays] each for…
+ HARDY – Truck Bed
+ Sam Hunt – Outskirts
6= [101 plays] each for…
+ Chris Young – Young Love & Saturday Nights
+ Dasha – Austin
+ Drake Milligan – I Got A Problem
9= [100 plays] each for…
+ Cody Johnson – Dirt Cheap
+ Nate Smith – Bulletproof

Analysis: 23 days, up to 16-05-2024
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7063
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 2305
Variety factor for this station is : 32.6%

50% OF PLAYS is 390 Songs (16.9% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 130 MOST played songs (5.6% of the total)
or 1557 LEAST played songs (67.5% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 6h 8m
10th most played song airs every: 6h 48m
130th most played song airs every: 3d 20h
390th most played song airs every: 5d 18h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 2158 (93.6%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
22 after 22 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 2543
..in 3 months: 3673, in 6 months: 4868
..in 9 months: 5311, in 12 months: 5573

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [90 plays] Lainey Wilson – Wildflowers and Wild Horses
2 [89 plays] Beyonce – Texas Hold ’em
3= [88 plays] each for…
+ Bailey Zimmerman – Where It Ends
+ Jordan Davis – Tucson Too Late
+ Sam Hunt – Outskirts
6 [87 plays] Noah Kahan – Stick Season
7 [84 plays] Scotty McCreery – Cab In A Solo
8 [83 plays] Tyler Hubbard – Back Then Right Now
9 [82 plays] Jelly Roll – Halfway To Hell
10 [81 plays] Jackson Dean – Fearless

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