Pandora today announced the launch of a new station, country grain.
The late and great Harlan Howard described country music as “three chords and the truth,” and there’s a new wave of the genre that may add a few chords but takes authenticity to an unapologetic new level. The all new from Pandora country grain The station, launching today, was born out of the undeniable popularity of edgy, rock-infused country music that pushes sonic and lyrical boundaries.
“I’m a fire-tongued devil with a belly full of gas,” Cody Jinks sings on “All It Cost Me Was Everything,” which unfolds like a lyrical confession. It’s this kind of uncensored songwriting, coupled with a duel of electric and steel guitars, that defines country grain.
Jinks joins other independent pioneers including Warren Zeiders and Whiskey Myers on the station, as well as icons like Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert and Aaron Lewis. Fiery newcomers Bailey Zimmerman, Tyler Braden, Parker McCollum and Morgan Wade are also among the artists featured on the station, bonded by their affinity for loud guitars and the harsh truth.
“Glad to be included in Pandora’s new station country grainsays Morgan Wade. “For me, country courage is just an attitude of being yourself and achieving your goals, whether personal, professional or otherwise.”
With country music as one of Pandora’s most listened to genres, country grain joins the lineup of stations that include Today’s Country, The 615, Country Billionaires, Country Pop, Classic Country, New Country and more.