Radio Disney announced today (June 12) that it is launching Radio Disney Country. The 24/7 network will feature "chart-bound young artists and today's biggest country hits including Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Maddie & Tae, The Band Perry, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and RaeLynn," according to a press release.
"Country music continues to grow in popularity among tweens and teens. As a trusted name in family entertainment, Radio Disney is delighted to introduce a new music outlet dedicated to country music and expand upon the engaging content we successfully deliver through Radio Disney's multi-platform network," Phil Guerini, Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Radio Disney, said in a release.
"I am so excited about Radio Disney launching a country channel," said Ballerini. "It's so cool to get a new generation and a new group of ears on my music…and all of the awesome music coming out of Nashville. I think it will be great for the format, it's been great for me, and I'm hopeful to do more with them in the future."