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Rare Country has teamed up with Cox Media Group’s (CMG) country stations to simulcast the Rare Country Awards concert event live from Nashville on Thursday, December 14 at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT. The concert will reveal the winners of the 2017 Rare Country Awards, and feature performances by nominees Kane Brown, LANCO and RaeLynn.

Midday host Christi Brooks of The New 93Q Houston and morning co-host JR Jaus of Y100 San Antonio have been tapped to host the one-hour concert, simulcasting from ACME Feed & Seed in downtown Nashville. The event will livestream on and Rare Country’s Facebook page, and simulcast on these CMG country stations: KKBQ (93Q) Houston, KCYY (Y100) San Antonio, WWKA (K92.3) Orlando, KWEN (K95.5) Tulsa, WHKO (K99.1) Dayton and WNGC/WTSH Atlanta/North Georgia. Each of these stations is also offering listeners a chance to win a trip to Nashville to attend the Rare Country Awards live concert event.

Laurissa Phillips, General Manager, Rare Country, said: “Tapping into the promotional power of CMG stations is a tremendous asset for us, and we’re thrilled to welcome Christi and JR to Nashville for the live show. Their energy and format expertise make them ideal hosts for the livestream and simulcast.”

Jeff Garrison, format leader, CMG Country, and Operations Manager, CMG San Antonio, responded: “CMG country stations are very excited to be a part of the Rare Country Awards. Marrying our radio stations with Rare Country’s massive reach is a perfect union for our country listeners.”

The Rare Country Awards honor the year’s best in country music as determined by fans. Voting is currently underway at and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 13.

About Rare Country Awards

The Rare Country Awards are the leading all-digital awards experience in country music. The second annual awards celebrate the authenticity of country music and the unique connection between artists and fans. Winners will be announced at a livestreamed concert event scheduled for Thursday, December 14. Last year’s Rare Country Awards drove over 80 million social impressions, two million video views and over a million page views on

About Rare Country

A subsidiary of Cox Media Group, Rare Country is the leading digital news and entertainment site dedicated to country music, delivering more social impressions and unique monthly visitors than any other country-oriented site. The site’s “Fans 1st” mentality guides its coverage of everything the country fan is passionate about. Visit and follow Rare Country on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare Country,,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

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