Alabama’s Randy Owen To Host National Radio Show
Singer Will Spin “Country Gold” On Syndicated Program
Alabama frontman Randy Owen is joining fellow country stars like Kix Brooks and Jack Ingram who have developed successful side careers in country radio.
Beginning the weekend of July 14-15, Owen will host a four-hour weekly radio show, “Country Gold With Randy Owen,” syndicated by radio company Dial Global.
The show will feature country music from the 1970s through the mid-1990s, as well as career anecdotes from its celebrity host. It will focus on songs from such stars as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton and, of course, Alabama.
“I’m looking forward to visiting with the fans and playing some of my favorite songs and the greatest songs ever recorded,” says Owen in a press release announcing the show. “Hosting ‘Country Gold’ is going to be fun and exciting for me. I hope listeners request songs they want to hear and feel a personal connection with my show.”
As part of Alabama, Owen has earned 43 No. 1 singles, 150 industry awards including two Grammys, and membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The band had sold more than 75 million albums.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.