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Country Music Association award Ricky Ross with top broadcasting gong

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Country Music Association award Ricky Ross with top broadcasting gong

Country star Carly Pearce surprised Ricky with the gong…

Ricky, who also won the award ten years ago, said: “Another Country is now 16 years old. My producer, Richard Murdoch and I, have worked on the show all of this time and have both enjoyed exploring the world of country music together.

“We love the music and we have loved getting to know the people who make it. This award is for a two hour show that is the highlight of our week and we are grateful to the CMA for the recognition. Thanks especially to the artists for sharing the great stories of country music.”

Ricky Ross has scooped a major award for championing country music on his long-running Another Country show on BBC Radio Scotland. Country star Carly Pearce surprised Ricky at the end of an interview when she presented him with the Country Music Association (CMA) International Broadcaster of the Year Award.

International members of the CMA vote on the award which recognises the outstanding achievement by a radio broadcaster outside the United States who has made important contributions to the development of Country Music in their country.

Carly told Ricky: “You’ve been such a champion for our genre in Scotland Ricky – and we’re extremely grateful for your passionate support of artists from the newest talent to our biggest stars. Congratulations!”

The surprise presentation of the award to Ricky will air on Another Country on Tuesday, 12 March at 8pm on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds.

The programme features conversations with the superstars who played the main stage of C2C: Country To Country 2024, a 3-day music festival in Glasgow. Featuring Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Kane Brown, Jake Owen, Brothers Osborne and Priscilla Block, in addition to Carly Pearce.

Heather Kane Darling, BBC Radio Scotland, Commissioning Editor:

“This is great recognition for Ricky who has been a champion of country and Americana music on his popular, long-running show. Alongside his producer Richard Murdoch and researcher Emma Gallacher every Tuesday evening our audience hears the best of new country music, classic tracks and, with Ricky’s song writing credentials, we also get wonderful insights and conversations from the artists at the heart of the genre.”

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