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Celebrate the USA with Maddie & Tae All-Star July 4 Holiday Music Special Presented by Westwood One

Westwood One offers audio products to engage listeners whenever, wherever they are. We are a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience, reaching 245 million people each week through 453 owned-and-operated stations in 90 US media markets, more than 8,200 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels. Our portfolio features exclusive brands people love, such as the NFL, NASH, and more. As the national-facing arm of Cumulus, we represent more than just a radio network; we are a multi-platform provider of sports, music, news, spoken word, and digital content.




Award-Winning Country Duo joins Notable Lineup of Artists on the Network’s Impressive Music Roster

NEW YORK, NY – June 7, 2016 – America is 240 years old – and along with the pool parties, picnics, parades, trips to the beach and fireworks, Westwood One is celebrating Independence Day with a four-hour holiday music special, Celebrate the USA with Maddie & Tae.

CMA Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are throwing an all-star birthday party featuring great music, patriotic classics, and 4th of July memories from Country all-stars Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, and themselves. With more than 200 stations projected to air “Celebrate the USA” — including WNSH-FM/New York, WKHX-FM/Atlanta, KYGO/Denver, WNNF/Cincinnati, WGKX-FM/Memphis, WKDF-FM/Nashville, WGH-FM/Norfolk-Virginia Beach, and KIIM-FM/Tucson — Westwood One's holiday music specials have become a welcome tradition with hundreds of programmers, millions of listeners, and local advertisers.

Maddie & Tae boldly introduced their songwriting penchant and tight harmonies with their debut single “Girl in a Country Song.” Featured on their Dot Records’ album START HERE, of which they penned each of the 11 tracks, the PLATINUM-certified breakout hit soared atop the Country radio charts and made them only the third female duo to peak their debut single at #1 in the history of the Billboard Country singles chart. The gender-flipping video garnered over 33.5 million views and scored the duo their first-ever award: CMA Video of the Year. The pair, from Texas and Oklahoma, respectively also swept the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards, winning both Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Country Song for GOLD-certified “Fly.” Their latest offering, “Sierra,” is a cleverly written tune about dealing with bullies. Maddie & Tae wrapped their first headlining START HERE TOUR last fall, hit the road earlier this year with Lee Brice’s LIFE OFF MY YEARS TOUR and are currently on Brad Paisley’s LIFE AMPLIFIED WORLD TOUR through the fall. The vibrant talents have also partnered with Bloomingdales on a Special Capsule Collection for the esteemed retailer's Aqua line.

Stations can air Westwood One’s July 4th holiday special any time Saturday, July 2 – Monday, July 4, 2016 between 6:00 am and 12 midnight. For more information, contact Donny Walker at (615) 727-6987 or dwalker@westwoodone.com.

About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

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