“Country A – Z” Gives Alphabetical Snapshot of Nashville’s Greatest Music

COUNTRY A-Z Music Guide2How about a history lesson that doesn’t make you fall asleep? On our brand-new station, Country A-Z, Slacker gives you a compelling country music history lesson that spans almost a century, from the genre’s earliest roots to the pop-laden tunes of today.

Our country experts have gone through the alphabet and chosen for each letter one artist, song, album or event that has defined the genre. We’ve included the music your grandparents probably loved, from the likes of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, all the way to the Taylor Swift tween-country phenomenon of today. There are the quintessential country heartbreakers, like Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” mixed in with tracks for your party playlist, such as Kenny Chesney’s “Young,” and everything in between. There’s even a classic movie and TV show thrown into the mix, both of which helped popularize tunes with twang.

If you’re a fan of country music, you’ll probably know the lyrics to each song played on Country A-Z by heart. And if you’re not a fan, we challenge you to listen with your most critical cap on … and maybe you’ll find that country is pretty cool after all.

Tune in to Country A-Z on Slacker here.

New on Slacker – The Weather Channel

WEATHER-CHANNEL4-472x472Slacker already brings you news from ABC, sports from ESPN, and now we’ve added The Weather Channel!

Listen here and stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of weather, as The Weather Channel on Slacker gives you the latest weather information, targeted to your region.

The reports are updated daily, so make this station part of your day, every day.

New on Slacker – Cafe Acoustic

Screen Shot 2013-06-30 at 5.57.36 AMThink Sunday mornings. Think coffee and a quiet day with the reading material of your choice. Think the corner cafe in your neighborhood; a place where you can relax and be alone with your thoughts. That’s Café Acoustic, our new station on Slacker.

The expert Slacker curators have created a station that’s all about setting a mood, and as such, you’ll hear world-class acoustic songs from across the musical spectrum. From classic singer-songwriters to Nashville troubadours,  jam bands to today’s neo-folk stars – this station is a showcase of acoustic texture and great songwriting.

Listen to Cafe Acoustic here and let us know what you think!

Dive into the new Summer of Slacker Radio

Today marks the first day of summer and with it comes the onslaught of summer parties and excitement over the bright days ahead. To celebrate, Slacker has launched a treasure trove of new stations dedicated to the pool parties, daytime dance parties, BBQ campouts, and all things that make this season the happiest of them all.

Take a look at the Summer of Slacker and get ready to have what is bound to be a fantastic sunny season.

PoolPartyMUSICGUIDE-472x472Pop Pool Party

From reigning queens of the “summer song” like Katy Perry to newcomers like Icona Pop, all of the latest and greatest summer pop jams live on Pop Pool Party. Your Slacker curators have taken the hard work out of creating a playlist for your summer parties; this is the perfect soundtrack to pool parties with your closest friends. Listen here.

 

COUNTRY-SUMMER-MUSIC-GUIDE-472x472Country Summer

Your Slacker curators have put together a station full of the best country hits to provide the soundtrack for an all-American summer. Camping, BBQs, fireworks, and watching the sunset from the back of a pickup truck. On Country Summer you’ll hear upbeat summer hits from artists like Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert (pictured), and more!

 

ROCK-AND-ROLL-BBQmuisc-guide-472x472Rock n’ Roll BBQ

There’s nothing more American than a summertime BBQ with family, friends, food, and great music. Fire up your summer with classic tracks from AC/DC, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, and more. Listen to Rock n’ Roll BBQ here. 

 

yolo-musicguide-472x472YOLO Radio

The latest addition to the Summer of Slacker is YOLO Radio. Your Slacker curators have selected the greatest hip hop party jams; perfect for a weekend in Vegas or a pool party in your neighborhood. Poppin’ bottles, living reckless, and enjoying summer to the fullest: That’s YOLO Radio on Slacker. Featuring tracks from Drake, Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, and more!

 

HOTEL-POOLSIDE-music-guide-472x472Hotel Poolside

You know the vibe: boutique hotels from New York to San Francisco with rooftop pools staffed by impossibly attractive people. A perfect place to relax, have a cocktail, and spend a summer weekend living like a celebrity. This is the soundtrack to Hotel Poolside: featuring swanky exotica, modern chill-out, and sophisticated electronica – where all songs set an extravagant and luxurious mood.

YACHT-ROCK4-472x472Yacht Rock

In the late 70s and early 80s, some of the most accomplished songwriters in music set sail on a voyage that produced some of the smoothest songs of all time. Their nautical explorations resulted in classic tracks like Christopher Cross’ “Sailing,” the Doobie Brothers’ “What a Fool Believes,” and everything Hall and Oates ever wrote. Hear the smoothest Yacht Rock hits here.

 

DAYTIME-DANCE6-472x472Daytime Dance – Nu Disco

Need a soundtrack for your poolside dance party or sunset beach soiree? Slacker’s Daytime Dance has the perfect vibe. With sunny nu-disco sounds from Classixx, Poolside, Du Tonc and Gigamesh, plus groovy deep house from Breach, Disclosure and Justin Martin, Daytime Dance has an upbeat rhythm while still keeping things cool. Perfect for Sunday Fundays!