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14 January 2022

Absolute Radio Country welcomes Elaina D Smith to the evening show

Absolute Radio Country is thrilled to announce Elaina D Smith will joining the station to host The Nashville Show from Monday 17th January.  

The show, which will be coming direct from the home of country music Nashville, Tennessee, will broadcast Sunday to Thursday nights from 7pm.

California native Elaina D Smith is one of the most well-known women presenters in the country music scene, having covered the red carpet for major award shows as well as participating in key industry panels, hosting Country Music Festivals and even appearing in hit TV drama Nashville.

As a three-time Gracie Award winning, CMA and ACM nominated broadcaster Elaina will be bringing the  best and freshest country music to her show, as well as breaking news and interviews with the biggest names in Country music.

Elaina said “It seems impossible to even think of a word that describes my excitement about joining the Absolute Radio Country family. Taking the show international is beyond my wildest dreams, and to do so with such incredible pros like Ricky Marshall and Pete Horspool in the UK and Paul Williams, Ryan Kershner and Mackenzie Cooper here in the US, it makes it even sweeter. Can’t wait to bring Nashville to the UK!”

Programme Manager Ricky Marshall commented “Elaina is a hugely talented broadcaster who is truly at the heart of Country Music in Nashville. We are so excited to have Elaina join the Absolute Radio Country family and bring a taste of Music City to the UK with The Nashville Show.”

You can hear The Nashville Show with Elaina D Smith Sunday to Thursday between 7pm – 10pm from 17th January.

Absolute Radio Country plays the biggest songs in country from legends such as Dolly Parton, who recently guested on the station, and Johnny Cash, to superstars like Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban alongside brand-new artists like Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen. 

Listen to Absolute Radio Country on DAB, online, via the Absolute Radio mobile app or voice-activated device. For more information visit


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For further press information, please contact:   

Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK   
M: 07718 489342   

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio   
M: 07932 746 363  

About Absolute Radio Country:
Absolute Radio Country is the UK’s first national pop country music station playing the biggest songs in country from legends such as Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, to superstars like Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, alongside brand-new artists like Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen.  Featuring presenters such as Baylen Leonard, Lou Nash, and Una Healy, the station is also home to the Nashville Show which comes direct from the Music City itself. Absolute Radio Country celebrates the vibrant and fast-growing genre, recognising the huge influence the music style has over pop music. Listeners can find Absolute Radio Country on digital radio, ask their smart speaker to ‘Play Absolute Radio Country’, download the free Absolute Radio app, or go to 

About Absolute Radio:  

Absolute Radio is a national radio station where ‘Real Music Matters’, wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from presenters including Frank Skinner, Jason Manford and Dave Berry who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is.  

Absolute Radio also has a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s, Absolute Radio 10s, Absolute Radio 20s, Absolute Radio Country and Absolute Classic Rock.  

Listen to Absolute Radio on DAB or 1215AM, online, via the official mobile app digital TV or voice-activated device. For more information log on to  

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