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: 14 days
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 4700
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 521
Variety factor for this station is : 11%

50% OF PLAYS is 130 Songs (24.9% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 76 MOST played songs (14.5% of the total)
or 306 LEAST played songs (58.7% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 12h
10th most played song airs every: 13h 26m
76th most played song airs every: 19h 45m
130th most played song airs every: 1d 6h 32m
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 158 (30.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 8 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 545

Top 13 Most Played:
1 [28 plays] Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
2= [27 plays] Faith Hill – There You’ll Be
2= [27 plays] Rascal Flatts – What Hurts The Most
4= [26 plays] Blake Shelton – Home
4= [26 plays] Lady A – Need You Now
4= [26 plays] Mark Chesnutt – I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
7= [25 plays] Eagles – Lyin’ Eyes
7= [25 plays] Garth Brooks – If Tomorrow Never Comes
7= [25 plays] Keith Whitley – When You Say Nothing At All
7= [25 plays] Kenny Rogers feat. Sheena Easton – We’ve Got Tonight
7= [25 plays] Leann Rimes – How Do I Live
7= [25 plays] Lonestar – Amazed
7= [25 plays] Shania Twain – You’re Still The One

Analysis: 26 days, up to 10-11-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 7164
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 800
Variety factor for this station is : 11.1%

50% OF PLAYS is 165 Songs (20.6% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 77 MOST played songs (9.6% of the total)
or 528 LEAST played songs (66% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 6h 7m
10th most played song airs every: 8h 6m
77th most played song airs every: 1d 17h 36m
165th most played song airs every: 2d 4h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 303 (37.8%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
ZERO after 23 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 808
..in 3 months: 1171, in 6 months: 1705

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [102 plays] Old Dominion – I Was on a Boat That Day
2 [90 plays] Elle King and Miranda Lambert – Drunk
3 [83 plays] Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley – Freedom Was A Highway
4 [80 plays] Walker Hayes – Fancy Like
5 [79 plays] Lady A – Like A Lady
6= [78 plays] Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter – Thinking ‘Bout You
6= [78 plays] Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – If I Didn’t Love You
6= [78 plays] Jordan Davies ft. Luke Bryan – Buy Dirt
6= [78 plays] Lee Brice – Memory I Don’t Mess With
10 [77 plays] Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris – Chasing After You

Analysis: 24 days, up to 10-11-2021
NUMBER OF PLAYS IDENTIFIED: 6870
Number of DIFFERENT Songs Played: 1357
Variety factor for this station is : 19.7%

50% OF PLAYS is 248 Songs (18.2% of the total)
A THIRD OF PLAYS represents:
The 65 MOST played songs (4.7% of the total)
or 887 LEAST played songs (65.3% of the total)

Most played airs on average every: 5h 3m
10th most played song airs every: 5h 56m
65th most played song airs every: 3d 10h 17m
248th most played song airs every: 4d 0h
No. of songs with 5 or less plays: 1077 (79.3%)
Lowest Number of NEW SONGS on any day:
6 after 22 DAYS

Different songs played in 1 month: 1422
..in 3 months: 1675, in 6 months: 1880

Top 10 Most Played:

1 [114 plays] Elvie Shane – My Boy
2 [111 plays] Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris – Chasing After You
3= [109 plays] Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter – Thinking ‘Bout You
3= [109 plays] Old Dominion – I Was on a Boat That Day
5= [108 plays] Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – If I Didn’t Love You
5= [108 plays] Zac Brown Band – Same Boat
7 [104 plays] Kenny Chesney – Knowing You
8 [98 plays] Walker Hayes – Fancy Like
9= [97 plays] Lady A – Like A Lady
9= [97 plays] Luke Combs – Cold As You

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