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John Rich helps bring country to Big Apple

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 – Country music's coming to the Big Apple with the help of John Rich. Ocean County, N.J. country station, Thunder 98.5 FM, recently announced the re-position of two of its radio formats beginning today. The station will begin broadcasting into central New Jersey expanding to New York City and kicking off their big switch with Rich's Country Done Come to Town.

"I'm so pumped to be part of history in the making," said Rich. "THUNDER has been incredibly supportive of my music, and it is an honor for me to help kick off country music in NYC with Country Done Come to Town."

THUNDER 98.5FM will move up the dial to 106.5 FM in Ocean County and also simulcast on 106.3 FM in Monmouth County. THUNDER 98.5FM will become THUNDER 106.

The song is off Rich's forthcoming "Rich Rocks SIX PAK." His last album, "Son Of A Preacher Man," featured the hit single, Shuttin' Detroit Down, which was Rich's first solo hit to land in the Top 15 on the Country Singles Chart and the fastest-rising single of his career.


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CD review - Rich Rocks You have to question John Rich's motives when he opens a CD titled "Rich Rocks" with a track titled Country Done Come To Town. What is he: A rocker or a country boy? Well, it turns out, like most popular country stars these days, he's a little of both. (Oh, and he also thinks he's a little rap, too). Texas features Cowboy Troy, a longtime friend of Big & Rich. The song is not really rap, however, as it mostly speaks about how you take the boy out of Texas, but ...
CD review - For the Kids A better title for this six-song John Rich album is "For Parents of Kids" because these tracks aren't really directed at kid listeners. There are no tunes about animals or toys. Rich never sings in a silly voice. Heck, he doesn't even tell a corny joke. The most telling song on this collection is Thank God for Kids, once a big hit for The Oak Ridge Boys. The former is significant because all these songs express thankfulness for the little ones in our lives. ...
CD review - Son Of A Preacher Man John Rich managed to find time to make an album of his own music after producing others, writing songs, hosting "Gone Country" and maybe thinking about Big & Rich. He starts off strongly out of the box with his single Shuttin Detroit Down, his ultra-timely condemnation of Wall Street at the expense of Main Street. It's catchy and gets his message across with a lot of twang. However, Rich is never one to go gingerly in his starting his views - a failure of The Good Lord and the ...


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