Press Release 7 March 2008



News from CMR Nashville

CMR Nashville continues to grow with a 25% increase since 1 January 2008

Europe’s #1 Country Music Radio Station has continued to grow each month over the last 15 months, and since the beginning of 2008 has increased it’s listeners and viewers by a full 25%. This includes unique listeners and unique viewers, bringing a monthly number to over 200,000.

The Internet Radio hosting company COBCMS has voted us #1 Country Music Radio Station in the world on the Internet.

CMR Nashville is back in first place because I believe that your are the most global country music station there is with items from really all corners of this country music world. Simply the best I would say and very worthy to be # 1

Erik Kamphuis

Our website has been updated with a new Gallery section with photos of all the presenters, star guests, and various photos from around the globe including live events. We also have a new schedule with times of all the shows 24/7, including the new USA shows from Jace Everett and the popular American Driver Radio Show both produced in Nashville exclusively for CMR Nashville. We now have over 26 presenters/DJs hosting shows every week on CMR Nashville with star guest on many of these. A new section on the home page will list the names of the stars appearing.

CMR Nashville presenters Brigid Coady, Richard Alen, and Karen Miller are in Nashville this week for CRS the Country Radio Seminar as is Jace Everett, Steve Graham for ADR and Steve Warren from our New York Country Oldies Show. Full reports and interviews to be broadcast later on CMR Nashville. Karen continues over to SXSW in Austin for further coverage.

Lee Williams picked up a NCM Radio Mike Award at the NCM Awards Weekend 1 & 2 March in Leighton Buzzard, England. George Hamilton 1V presented the award to Lee on stage along with other winners. A full list of winners can be found at

Once again this year CMR Nashville will be the media sponsor for the Americana 2008 Festival in Newark, Notts, UK for the 10 – 13 July and will be there for the weekend. Visit

CMR Nashville are also helping new country music talent develop. Lee Williams took 16 yr old Brianie from Hemel Hempstead to Nashville in November last year to record her first album. The first single ‘Mama Tell Me’ has entered the Hotdisc top 40 at 14 and is currently #4 in the British and Irish Indie charts plus #8 in the National Indie charts. Festival and club dates are now being booked and for further info and bookings contact - Photos on our Gallery under Artists

A recent poll from Rajar states that 8.1 million people in the UK alone listen to Internet Radio making this delivery of radio a major player. All mobile phones that can contact the internet can now receive CMR Nashville and CMR Hot links to download the software can be found on our site. The stand alone Internet Radios are also becoming the king of the portable radios with over 10,000 stations available including ours.

For further details contact Lee Williams - - Tel: +44(0)1252 514549 Mob: +44(0)7956 888587