As savingcountrymusic.com reports actor Tom Hanks is behind a new classic country streaming station ‘Country A-Go-Go’ that is now on the streaming platform TuneIn.
As it seems that Hanks appreciates the older stuff, as well as the obscure cuts of famous artists, along with obscure cuts of obscure artists.
Partnering with Tom Hanks was radio veteran Debbie Daughtry who digitized over 3,500 vinyl records from their personal collections and various sources across the country to seed the streaming station. It was launched in conjunction with the observance of the 100th Birthday of Hank Williams.
“This is the music that I grew up with, and still influences the music that I love to this day,” said Debbie Daughtry. “The new generation of country music artists are amazing. The genre is having a huge comeback right now. Country A-Go-Go reconnects listeners with country music’s origins to hear the legends that gave the country its soul. This station is for any country music fan that wants to hear great music from a very influential time in history.”
The classic country streaming station is also enhanced with vintage advertisements as opposed to new stuff, hopefully creating an immersive experience of listening to a classic country radio station from back in the day.
Just exactly how involved Tom Hanks is in the station is up for interpretation, but he regularly appears as a guest DJ on TuneIn’s Boss Radio 66, which is basically the same station but focused on old rock and roll.
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