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More informationAmerican Country Gold is a weekly one hour radio show that features traditional Country Music, also referred to as "Pure Country" and "Original Country".
The program is syndicated world-wide, and is one of the leading programs of it's kind. The featured music is digitally re-recorded direct from commercial analog recordings by the original artists who, beginning in the 1950's, set the trend of Country Music. These pioneers established the genre with juke boxes, radio deejays, nightclub and show bands, motion picture exposure, personal appearance show tours, as well as regular performances on the leading Country Music live radio and tv shows throughout North America. The Saturday Night shows included WWVA Jamboree U-S-A in Wheeling, West Virginia; Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, Lousiana; WLS Barn Dance in Chicago; Midwestern Hayride in Cincinnati; Big D Jamboree in Dallas; Town Hall Party in Los Angeles; Renfro Valley Gatherin' in Kentucky; Old Dominion Barn Dance in Richmond, Virginia; Ozark Jubilee in Springfield, Missouri; and Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Freddy Carr is the host of American Country Gold, and he is a true fan of the Country Classics. His recording and radio-tv career has kept him closely associated with the music business for over five decades. Freddy always has many fond memories to share with his audience, and lots of great stories to tell.
The radio show was launched in January, 2008 by The Country Music Heritage Society, a New York based non-profit foundation. Through grant funding arranged by The National Endowment For The Arts, syndication to over 130 stations began the first year. Continuing to grow at a rapid pace, AMERICAN COUNTRY GOLD is presently broadcast by more than 200 commercial radio stations in the U. S., U. K., Canada, and many Internet stations. The program is also made available to many overseas military installations and ships at sea by The American Forces Radio Network.