BILL ANDERSON, BIG & RICH, ROY CLARK, COLLIN RAYE AND OTHER COUNTRY LUMINARIES
New Distribution Via “Country Fix” Delivers “The Pickup”
To Over 100 Million Homes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 15, 2016) – “The
Pickup” sails with the stars, lunches with legends and serves up a
feast of features and news updates for country music fans.
Released today, the newest edition of the program goes behind the
scenes at The Legendary Lunch at The Palm in Nashville, honoring the
more than 30 country music luminaries in attendance. In exclusive
comments to “The Pickup,” Bill Anderson reflects humorously on what it means to be considered a legend, Big & Rich offer their definition of what legendary status means to them, Collin Raye shares his thoughts on what makes great country songs endure, Ronnie McDowell expresses his appreciation for being able to renew acquaintances with old friends at the event and Roy Clark admits that the lunch is “a great excuse to get together – I don’t want to leave!”
initial coverage in the previous edition of “The Pickup,” more
highlights from the latest Country Music Cruise are presented, with
candid comments from Kenny Rogers on his imminent retirement and The Oak Ridge Boys on why retirement is the last thing on their minds.
News items include an upcoming fundraiser by cancer survivor Wade Hayes for the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center. A preview of Kelly Clarkson‘s children’s book, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, reveals how her daughter inspired the project. Tim McGraw explains the true meaning behind his latest single, “Humble And Kind.” “The Pickup” reports on the first performance by Randy Travis
following his recovery from a stroke. And at his “takeover” of the
famous Ernest Tubb Record Shop to celebrate release of his album DOWN TO MY LAST BAD HABIT, Vince Gill discusses his special love for recording with Alison Krauss.
this episode, “The Pickup” expands its audience via its new agreement
with “Country Fix,” a weekly 30-minute program hosted by country
artists. Packed with music videos and interviews with superstars and
up-and-comers, “Country Fix” broadcasts on Heartland TV (WSMV 4.2 in Nashville, Comcast Channel 230), The Family Channel, Blue Highways TV (Dish), Angel Two Network (Dish), AMG TV Network, ShowBiz TV (UK), the U.K.’s SKY TV and New Zealand’s Country TV. Check local listings for airdates and times.
Pickup’ is a great complement to our music videos and artist
interviews,” says Jeff Moseley, Executive Producer, Country Fix. “I
love that it offers our viewers worldwide a snapshot of the latest
happenings in country. We’re proud to include it as a regular component
of our program.”
addition to its affiliation with Country Fix, “The Pickup” has recently
been added to Lexington Broadcasting, Kickin’ Country 105.3 (WQPK), One
Stop Country and Music News Nashville as well as the online news
service’s nine other markets, which include New York, Chicago and Los
Angeles. Since being profiled in the Jan. 9, 2016 issue of Billboard magazine, more than 70 radio stations have signed on to host the popular news and entertainment program.
Pickup” is steadily winning new viewers by taking them behind the
scenes at television tapings, concerts, festivals and special events,
reporting news and creating fun features involving the stars of country
music. New episodes can be enjoyed on the 1st and 15th of every month
on major broadcasters’ websites, various media sites and SKY TV’s
CM&T program and Sandy Zimmerman’s Last Vegas Television Network.
Previous episodes of “The Pickup” include one-on-one conversations with Dolly Parton and Lorrie Morgan, tour bus visits with Kelsea Ballerini and Joe Nichols, the George Jones Museum opening, a visit to “Larry’s Country Diner” and much, much more.