Radio Disney Country to Launch This Fall: Exclusive

Phil Guerini, Maddie & Tae, Kelsea Ballerini and Hunter Hayes
Disney Channel/Chris Hollo

Radio Disney's Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Phil Guerini, was joined by some of country music's youngest rising stars Maddie & Tae (Dot Records), Kelsea Ballerini (Black River Entertainment) and Hunter Hayes (Atlantic Records) to help announce Radio Disney Country at CMA Fest on June 12, 2015. 

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."

The channel will launch in November and will live on the Radio Disney App as well as other third party digital platforms.