TOWNSQUARE MEDIA’s consumer-facing web site, TASTE OF COUNTRY, is launching a brand new video sequence TONIGHT (4/12) known as “Licensed.” The present, hosted by TASTE OF COUNTRY’s BILLY DUKES, invitations three different trade figures to hitch DUKES and debate “water cooler” matters about the very best in Nation music.
The primary episode, which works stay TONIGHT at 6p (CT) here, has artist STEPHANIE QUAYLE, BIG D AND BUBBA SHOW Govt Producer PATRICK THOMAS, and TASTE OF COUNTRY Editor CARENA LIPTAK going through off over the style’s finest dwelling performer, whittling down an inventory of 15 candidates aggregated from every panelist’s private High 10 checklist. Followers of ESPN’s “The Sports activities Reporters” will likely be aware of the present’s format, which permits the panelists to “block” one another’s eliminations. The present’s panelists will rotate month-to-month, and anybody who’s a part of the Nation music trade is invited to succeed in out to TASTE OF COUNTRY about being on a future panel.
In a press launch, the present is described as one which “lifts up 15 Nation music superstars. Future movies will strike the identical, optimistic tone — you’ll by no means discover ‘Worst Nation Music’ on a ‘Licensed’ video title.”
DUKES tells ALL ACCESS, “My hope is to, over time, proceed to convey collectively Nation media/artists in a approach that celebrates the format but in addition publicizes these sorts of water cooler debates all of us have.”