Kix Brooks and Citadel Media Announce American Country Countdown 2011 Tour Legendary Artist and Radio Host Hits the Road For Local Broadcasts and Concert Series

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Last Rodeo Tour, which kicked off in March and has rolled through 50 markets as Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn celebrate their 20-year partnership, will come to a close tomorrow night at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. While it may be the duo's last concert together, this will not be the end of life on the road for Brooks, who hosts the nationally syndicated American Country Countdown for Citadel Media. Throughout 2011, he will broadcast the weekly show at least once each month from the studio of a different radio affiliate. With more than 350 stations airing the popular music program, there will be no shortage of choices. Also planned for 2011 is the American Country Countdown Concert Series. In six markets between May and October, Brooks will serve as master of ceremonies for live shows featuring an array of established Country artists as well as talented newcomers. The concerts are scheduled to be held in Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, DC.

"I'm looking forward to taking our radio show on the road next year and spending more time with the local affiliates that broadcast American Country Countdown each weekend," said Brooks. "This will be a fantastic opportunity to create some unique listener events and have direct contact with devoted Country music fans. The concert series will showcase several of our industry's top names and also introduce some of its rising stars."

Regarded as a Country music icon with a long list of chart-topping hits as one half of Brooks & Dunn, Brooks has also been recognized as one of radio's top broadcasting talents. In 2009, he was named National Radio Personality of the Year by the Country Music Association – the first time the award has been won by a performing artist. He has also been nominated as National On-Air Personality by the Academy of Country Music.

"Having Kix in our portfolio provides our network a true leadership position in Country syndication," said Carl Anderson, SVP of Programming and Distribution for Citadel Media. "His level of dedication to the show and our affiliates is unmatched and has taken ACC to new heights. Partnering with him to take the program on the road while also delivering a magnificent concert series for our listeners will drive 2011 success for our advertisers and our stations."

Details on where and when the American Country Countdown tour bus will be rolling will be available at www.ACCTop40.com beginning in 2011.

SOURCE Citadel Media



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