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Buzz Brainard

For The Highway’s Buzz Brainard, it’s all about discovery, debuting great new country music, and sharing those can’t-miss moments when aspiring country artists break out.

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The “Buzz” on Country Radio

As host of The Highway and Friday’s Music Row Happy Hour, Buzz Brainard has introduced numerous country music hitmakers. His deep love for the genre traces back to childhood hours spent listening to his father's collection of Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, and Roger Miller records. Brainard's colorful journey, from the Great Lakes State to Nashville, includes roles as a Disney Channel announcer, host of This Week in Baseball, and the voice of Rotor the Walrus on Sonic the Hedgehog.

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What is Music Row Happy Hour

Originating as an exclusive event for a limited audience at the SiriusXM studios, the party expanded when Buzz Brainard relocated it to Margaritaville on Lower Broadway in Nashville. Listeners now line up to be part of the live 3-7pm CT Friday afternoon broadcasts. It’s first come, first served—and you never know what surprise guest will be there. 

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