Sign up for newsletter
 

Cumulus loves the Nash Nights life

Monday, November 11, 2013 – Cumulus will expand its Nash media brand with the Jan. 6 launch of Nash Nights Live featuring KKGO/Los Angeles morning personality Shawn Parr, who will move to Nashville for the job.

The new show will air 7 p.m.-midnight on Cumulus' 84 country stations including WNSH/New York, and be distributed as well by Cumulus Media Networks.

The show will feature "the latest in country music including hit songs topping the charts, news, interviews, caller and fan interaction as well as special events that will take the show on the road to cities across the country."

"This latest Country music offering from Cumulus Media Networks will provide our listeners and advertisers with in-demand Nash programming and we couldn't be more pleased to have a star of Shawn Parr's caliber leading the way," said Executive Vice President/Co-Chief Operating Officer John Dickey.

Parr said, "After 25 years in Los Angeles country radio I can't even begin to tell you how exciting it is to move to Nashville, the home of country music, and partner with John Dickey and the Cumulus family to help grow the Nash FM brand. This really is a dream partnership and I am anxious to get started."

Parr has been the voice of Dick Clark Productions for the past 21 years. He also has voiced the American Music Awards, the Golden Globes and the Academy Of Country Music Awards. Nash Nights Live will lead directly into Cumulus' Kickin' It With Kix overnight show featuring Kix Brooks.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Church grows with time – It's heartening to see the continual rise of Eric Church's career, as he is one of the best songwriters in contemporary mainstream country music. Church mentioned from the stage how he performed for - in his estimation - only six loyal fans at The Whiskey for his first tour trip through Las Angeles a decade ago. His headlining stop last time... »»»
Concert Review: Brooks fires it up – Garth Brooks may have stood outside of country music by and large for 17 years, but he is jumping back in with both feet and more. Brooks released "Man Against Machine" in November, his first disc of original music in 13 years. Last fall, he launched a world tour, which is rolling out with multiple dates in multiple cities, sometimes... »»»
Subscribe to Country News Digest Country News Digest      Follow Country Standard Time on twitter CST      Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook CST

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Brooks takes the long road Garth Brooks was country radio for years. But a lot has changed since Brooks went silent in 2001. Country has shifted even further away from its roots with rock and hip hop part of the landscape. As for Brooks, he retired to spend time raising his three daughters, far away from the bright Nashville lights in Oklahoma. Yes, he did a residency in Las Vegas, but he went 12 years in between new material before releasing "Man Against Machine" in November. ... »»»
Brown becomes "In Style Again" Surely there is some irony in the title of Jim Ed Brown's new album - "In Style Again." At least it's a little ironic for his fans, for as far as they're concerned neither Brown nor his music have been out of style. His strong, mellow voice flows like liquid gold over and around any song he chooses to sing.... »»»