Who We Are
The Morning Hangover is a daily (M-F) email about all things country music that’s written for fans by fans. Our content is focused on the artists, their music and the stories they have to share with all of us. We DO NOT include gossip – there are plenty of other people who chronicle who is dating who or who hates what – that’s not what Morning Hangover is about. We focus on the everyday things that happen in country music that any fan would want to know about: tour announcements, new music/lyric videos, new albums/singles, who’s on TV, what unexpected thing happened at a live country concert, etc.
The way fans seek-out and share news is constantly changing. The Morning Hangover is about providing fans with the very latest in country music news in the most accessible, immediate and portable way possible. The Morning Hangover idea came from the perspective of a fan who simply became passionate about the country music experience and wanted to share that with as many people as possible. Our goal is to grow the Morning Hangover into a daily, must-read email that helps shape the country music industry while promoting the artists we believe in and their stories!
Word on the Row
Brad Paisley: "Kurt is giving country radio what it needs and radio is the lifeblood of country music."
Blair Garner, Host of America’s Morning Show: "The Morning Hangover is so plugged in. Just when you think you’ve got a good pulse on what’s going on in Country music, the tip sheet blows your mind with stuff that nobody else has."
Jack Sussman, EVP at CBS Television: "It’s a great read about some of my favorite people."
Jonathan Norman, Executive Producer for Ellen: "I love reading the newsletter every morning...great work! Thanks for always including us @MorningHangover!"
George Briner, SVP at Valory Music Co.: "It's one of the first things I read every morning."
Tammy Ragusa, Senior Staff Writer for Nash Country Weekly: "Morning Hangover is the BEST part of the morning! What a great comprehensive recap of what’s happening in the music business in snapshot form. At-a-glance you’ve got the ‘scoop.’ And, I can’t lie, I get pretty excited when one of my stories has been picked up."
Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy at CMT: "The 'Morning Hangover' is now part of my daily routine! It's a great snapshot of everything happening with country music and artists."
Ali Harnell, Senior VP at AEG Live: "AEG Live Nashville reads it. Which we do because it’s a lot of fun and informative."
Jon Loba, EVP at BBR Music Group: "TMH is a great early read to start the day and make sure I haven’t missed anything."
Lindsay Ell: "It's almost like he gives the fans a backstage pass into our world...It was just so refreshing, his viewpoint on everything."
Kevin Meads, WME: "My day always starts with the Morning Hangover. I love having all of the updates I’m looking for in one place"