Rare Country Unveils Country Music Award

Thursday, October 20, 2016 — Nominations Revealed, Online Voting Begins November 15

 Laurissa Phillips, General Manager of Rare Country, introduces the first all-digital awards experience for country music fans. The RARE COUNTRY AWARDS will honor the “Best of 2016” in country music, including artists and performances. Fans cast their votes at RareCountryAwards.com. The official list of categories and nominees will be revealed on November 15, kicking off the official voting period. Winners will be announced at RareCountryAwards.com on December 15.  

“The RARE COUNTRY AWARDS will focus on those artists who live our mission of ‘Being Rare’ and make an extraordinary effort to put their fans first, Phillips said. “This is a new, user-focused digital experience, unlike any other fan-voted awards. In addition to more-traditional awards categories, the RARE COUNTRY AWARDS will include unique, fan-centric nominations that will engage fans in exciting ways.”  

She added, “As one of the fastest-growing media brands in country music, Rare Country is able to share our content with our parent company, Rare.us, whose website alone averages over 34 million visits per month. That same content is also syndicated across Rare’s social platforms exponentially increasing Rare Country’s reach. Rare and Rare Country’s combined social footprint includes over 17 million subscribers.”  

For a sneak peek at the RARE COUNTRY AWARDS, go to www.rarecountryawards.com. The site officially launches on November 15.  

Rare Country and RareCountry.com launched in 2015 and quickly became one of the fastest-growing media brands in country music. Rare Country has recently partnered with such organizations as ZinePak, Carmike Cinemas, Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam, the Country Music Association and more.

About Rare Country Awards 

The Rare Country Awards is the first all-digital awards experience to honor the year’s best in country music, as determined by Rare Country fans. The inaugural awards celebrate the authenticity of country music and the unique connection between artists and their fans. 


About Rare Country 

A subsidiary of Cox Media Group, Rare Country is one of today’s fastest-growing country music media brands. The site’s ‘Fans First’ mentality guides its coverage of everything the country music fan is passionate about. Visit RareCountry.com and follow Rare Country on Facebook and Twitter