Though many people in the mainstream aren't familiar with mudding culture, mudding is a sport that hundreds of thousands of people take part in each year. Large “mud parks” like the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda, FL and South Texas Mudfest in Corpus Christi, TX have taken the sport to a whole new level by allowing those without land of their own to bring their trucks, jeeps, and 4x4's to ride. With this growth invariably comes an up-tick in support structure and that's what happened when Muddy Country Radio's founder Gentry Thomas came up with the idea for Muddy Country Radio. Thomas states, “I'd been to several of these mud parks over a number of years and I noticed that though the mud culture was growing, the people really didn't have a radio station they could call their own. There's country music stations, but there wasn't one geared to the rednecks and 'good 'ole boys and girls' that like to get dirty in the mud and have fun. Being in the radio business, I sensed a golden, or rather, muddy opportunity.”
At the same time Gentry was working on starting Muddy Country Radio, artist like Creek Entertainment's Moccasin Creek, with their country styled, hard rock and rap mixture, started making headway through constant touring and heavy promotion on Youtube. Creek Entertainment's Daphne Mitchel explains, “The guys weren't necessarily looking to be in a certain niche and in fact, they've been pretty transcendental when it comes to audience, but there's no mistaking that their original support came from the mudding culture who best understood their music and message. Youtube played a large role in that because at the same time the guys were playing to tens of thousands of people on any given weekend, with fans uploading videos to that site, traditional radio wasn't allowing their music to be heard.”
With songs like “Dixie Fried”, “Southern Renegade”, and “Redneck Nation”, Moccasin Creek is now a virtual household name in the mudding world, so when Thomas approached Daphne with the idea of taking over Muddy Country Radio on March 1, 2014, for the entire day, the idea just made sense.
“We were sitting around the studio one day talking about all the great music being made, that our fans love, that just isn't being heard because radio refuses to get on board,” Gentry explains, “One of the bands that was mentioned was Moccasin Creek and immediately we all thought it was a good idea to just hand the station over to them. We thought 'we own the station, we can play their music, do interviews, play music they like, have contest, you name it – and we can do it all day if we want!', it just seemed like a perfect fit.”
Mitchell loved the idea saying, “The fact that artist like Moccasin Creek have a strong following, millions of video plays, but very little radio exposure presents a challenge to the growth of the band. Outlets like Muddy Country Radio have the ability to bypass traditional conglomerate red tape and get the artist straight to the public. I love the idea of having Moccasin Creek take over a radio station for a day, and for it to be none other than Muddy Country Radio, the premier radio station for mudding fans and rednecks all over the world, is incredible. I'm very excited.”
March 1, 2014 will be Moccasin Creek day on Muddy Country Radio. The public can listen live by downloading the Muddy Country Radio App at www.muddycountryradio.com
About MUDDY COUNTRY: Muddy Country Radio is owned and operated by Dirt Road Media LLC, based in Fort Myers Florida. Muddy Country’s main platform is to provide music and compelling content on mobile phones, tablets, home and office computers and in businesses everywhere. Muddy Country Radio now services the world at www.muddycountry.com.
About MOCCASIN CREEK: The origins of Moccasin Creek date back to the summer of 2010 when vocalist Jeff ‘Brahma Bull’ McCool visited Tennessee to check out the music scene. While collaborating with some other artists he stumbled across Nashville rocker Charlie Bonnet III and an instant chemistry was found. The first day working together they helped create the now famous southern anthem “Hick Life,” and shortly after began work on their debut album, Allowed To Be Loud. With real-life lyrics and driving guitar hooks, the record’s debut single “Dixie Fried” struck a chord with the hard working common folk, propelling the band into underground icon status. The Creek boys hit the road hard, playing everywhere from music festivals to dive bars. Their 'shake every hand and sign every autograph' attitude ultimately won crowds over every time. More information can be found at www.moccasincreekmusic.com
About CREEK ENTERTAINMENT:
Muddy Country Radio Media Contact:
Gentry Thomas / Dirt Road, LLC email@example.com 239-707-5468
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