Mike and the moonpies have been one of country’s premier independent groups for more than a decade and have further cemented their name as country music’s mainstay with their epic 2021 album. One to grow on.
Arguably our favorite album of 2021 here at Whiskey Riff, One to grow on contained a slew of standout hits, from “Hour on the Hour” to “Paycheck to Paycheck,” “Rainy Day,” “Brother,” and dammit, there’s not a bad one on the project.
Not to mention that they are one of the best live acts in the business.
With that in mind, Mike and the Moonpies are taking a giant step toward gaining the national recognition they deserve in mainstream country music when they announced today that “Hour on the Hour” will air on country music radio becomes.
That’s a huge leap considering that mainstream country radio’s over-produced, lyrically shallow music, despite being on the upswing compared to 6-7 years ago, is still pounding.
The group said on Twitter:
“We’re broadcasting ‘Hour on the Hour’ on MAINSTREAM COUNTRY RADIO. TODAY.”
“Today is the day, folks! On our latest album One to Grow On there is a tune called Hour on the Hour that you may be familiar with. Ever since we’ve been touring with the new album, you’ve all been singing back “Hour on the Hour” at the top of your lungs at shows and letting us know how much it means to you.
Well, we love the song as much as you do, so let’s try to get it out there as far and wide as possible so everyone can belt out the lyrics in the car. So we send it to MAINSTREAM COUNTRY RADIO. TODAY. We urgently need your help here.
We all need you to reach out to your local country radio stations and ask them to play this song. Call your local station and DJs, text them, tweet them a message and let them know you want to hear “hour by hour”. Damn, do it every hour on the hour. Every little counts.
Let’s see how far we can send a song with a steady backbeat and a weeping steel guitar. As always, we appreciate you spreading the word! LISTEN HOUR TO THE HOUR”
I hope to hear this one on my local country radio station very soon:
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/10/17/mike-and-the-moonpies-announce-theyre-sending-hour-on-the-hour-to-country-radio/ Mike And The Moonpies Announce They’re Sending “Hour On The Hour” To Country Radio