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America was a channel on the XM Satellite Radio network that specialized in playing classic country music
Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...
. It was available on channel 10 on XM and channel 808 on DirecTV. America was scrapped as part of the Sirius/XM merger on November 12, 2008
Several events occurred in radio in 2008.- Events :* January 2: WWFT finished Christmas music stunting, rolling out the red carpet for Adult contemporary music branded as "Warm."...
, replaced by Sirius's
Sirius Satellite Radio is a satellite radio service operating in North America, owned by Sirius XM Radio.Headquartered in New York City, with smaller studios in Los Angeles and Memphis, Sirius was officially launched on July 1, 2002 and currently provides 69 streams of music and 65 streams of...
similar The Roadhouse
The Roadhouse was a Classic Country radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 62, XM Satellite Radio channel 10 and DISH Network channel 6062...
XM's advertising described the channel this way: "We've dimmed the lights, thrown some sawdust on the floor, and brought the honky tonk back to life. Waylon, Willie, Dolly and the whole gang are on hand. The true sound of Country is alive and well....this is America."
Hosts included Dan Dixon ( From Detroit, MI WNRZ-FM playing rock music & Toledo Ohio WTOD AM 1560 50's-90's Country & K-100 WKKO New Country ), Ray Knight and John Welch.
- The Long Haul, visits the history of country music from the 1950s to the 21st Century.
- Bill Anderson Visits with the Legends, Country Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson
James William Anderson III , better known as Bill Anderson, is an American country music singer, songwriter and television personality. He has released more than 40 studio albums and has reached No...
talks with and looks at the most influential moments and people in the history of country music.
- Chartistry, Reviews the country music charts from the past and the present.
- Ranger Doug's Classic Cowboy Corral, Douglas B. Green
Douglas B. Green , better known by his stage name Ranger Doug, is an American musician, arranger and award-winning Western music songwriter, best known for his work with the Western music and comedy group Riders in the Sky in which he plays guitar and sings lead and baritone vocals. He is also an...
of Riders in the Sky hosts an hour of vintage cowboy music and comedy with his sidekick, Sidemeat (fellow Rider "Too Slim" Fred LaBour
Frederick LaBour , better known by his stage name Too Slim, is a Grammy award winning American musician, best known for his work with the Western swing musical and comedy group Riders in the Sky....
- America presents The Grand Ole Opry, encore presentations of the Grand Ole Opry performances, which aired live on Nashville!
Nashville! was a commercial radio channel on XM Satellite Radio. It was located on XM 57 and lays a wide range of country music hits from the early 1990s through today. The channel was programmed out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Advertising sales are handled by Premiere Radio Networks...
All For the Hall
XM Satellite Radio is a partner organization with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in its "All For the Hall" membership program. "Bringing together artists, musicians, and anyone who loves and appreciates country music, All For the Hall is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the music that inspires us." ~ America XM10