Country radio personality Kelly Ford has joined syndicated country program Backstage Country as the show’s new Host.
The Beasley Media Group, LLC, and Key Networks show is now heard on over 80 U.S. radio stations and in 27 of the top 50 DMA markets, and is co-hosted each week by today’s hottest country artists, sharing exclusive backstage insights and giving listeners a VIP all-access pass to today’s country music and entertainment. Ford, based in Nashville, will take the hosting reins with Lady A on Feb. 26.
Ford previously co-hosted the Nashville-based nationally syndicated country morning show Ty, Kelly & Chuck for Westwood One. In addition, she stands as the only solo female morning show host in the history of country radio in New York City, as Host of Kelly Ford in the Morning on country 94.7/WNSH-FM, a station she helped launch in 2013. She also hosted a nationally syndicated weekend ’90s country show for Audacy. Ford has earned three broadcasting honors from the CMA, an ACM Award, three Gracie Awards and a Marconi Award.
“Kelly Ford is highly respected by the Nashville music community and loved by the fans of country radio,” says Justin Chase, Chief Content Officer, Beasley Media Group. “We’re lucky to have her as part of the team building the Backstage Country radio show and BackstageCountry.com brand!”
Dennis Green, Chief Operating Officer, Key Networks, notes, “We are excited to welcome Kelly Ford as host of Backstage Country and look forward to a brilliant new year with the energy and fun she brings to the show. Kelly’s authentic and personal approach to country music and trademark wit make her a favorite with male and female country fans of all ages.”
“I’m thrilled to join Backstage Country and humbled to be co-hosting alongside country music’s biggest stars,” says Ford. “I’m incredibly grateful to Key Networks and Beasley Media Group for entrusting me with this incredible platform that creates a space where artists can open up and share their journeys with fans in a whole new way. I can’t wait to dive into their stories, and our shared love of country music. Get ready for insider access to never-before-told stories, lots of laughter, and lots of fun! Plus, kicking this off with Lady A? Talk about a dream debut! Let’s gooooooooo!! The backstage door is wide open!”
Ford currently hosts a podcast, The Kelly Ford Show: Nashville Truth, and has built an extensive collection of artist interviews, live on-stage hosting, on-camera work for Extra TV and unique content creation for her own company, Force of Nature Creative.
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