NEW YORK, NY, August 11, 2016 — Westwood One today announced a multi-year, extended partnership with Country music superstar Kix Brooks, host of American Country Countdown, as he simultaneously celebrates his ten-year anniversary with the show.
“Ten years ago when I was offered the opportunity to host American Country Countdown, I thought ‘Wow I don’t know much about talking on the radio, but I love this business, and I love great songs and talent. I’ll get to spend time with so many friends I never see anymore. This could be fun!” Brooks said. “I can’t believe how the time has flown, and I’m blown away to think that so many station owners have trusted me with their airwaves, and so many listeners have made me a part of their weekends. And now Cumulus has flattered me again, by asking me to continue with the show for years to come. I consider this to be a huge responsibility, and I look forward to sharing my experiences, along with the lives and music of our great Country artists. I will try my best to make sure every week the listeners out there are having as much fun as I am!”
“Extending our partnership with Kix is a no-brainer,” said Suzanne Grimes, Westwood One’s President and EVP, Corporate Marketing for Cumulus. “He’s more than a Country legend — his lifestyle and entertainment brands touch millions beyond the Country space. Plus, our listeners and our clients just adore him. We look forward to extending our relationship working with Kix on multiple new projects.”
The three-time CMA "National Broadcast Personality of the Year" has hosted the long-running American Country Countdown, each week counting down Country music’s Top 30 songs. The broadcast industry has taken note, making him the first person to ever win a CMA Award in both the artist and broadcast categories. Brooks’ brand extends far beyond music and radio. In addition to being a celebrity judge for Cumulus’ NASH Next 2016 competition, Brooks hosts the nightly radio show Kickin’ it with Kix and is a regular contributor to NASH Country Daily.
About Kix Brooks
In addition to his success as one-half of country music’s must successful duo of all time, Kix Brooks continues to his career as a solo touring/recording artist while simultaneously exploring new paths. The CMA Humanitarian award-winner’s extensive resume includes lead acting and film producer credits, three CMA “National Broadcast Personality of The Year” awards for American Country Countdown, hosting his Kickin' It with Kix radio show five nights a week, a Cooking Channel series “Steak Out with Kix Brooks,” co-owner of Nashville’s award-winning winery Arrington Vineyards, which was just named the top Tennessee winery of the year for the third time by at the New York International Wine Festival. Brooks will next release his first cookbook Cookin’ It with Kix: The Art of Celebrating and the Fun of Outdoor Cooking, available in stores August 30. Brooks & Dunn will pick up the next leg of Reba, Brooks & Dunn Together In Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in November. For more information, visit www.kixbrooks.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.