iHeartPodcasts and MeatEater Launch “God’s Country” – A New Weekly Podcast Hosted by Top Country Music Songwriters Dan and Reid Isbell 

Premiering today, the Isbell brothers -- known as ‘The Brothers Hunt’ -- interview today’s biggest and most talented country stars and songwriters including Luke Combs and HARDY -- to explore how they pull inspiration from rugged, first-hand relationships with the great outdoors

iHeartMedia to broadcast the podcast to millions of listeners Sunday nights beginning January 21 on select Country radio stations nationwide

Listen to the first episode HERE

NEW YORK – January 16, 2024 – iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, together with MeatEater, America’s top brand in outdoor media and consumer products, today launched the new podcast, “God’s Country.” The weekly show will be hosted by top country music songwriters Dan and Reid Isbell and will focus on the intersection of country music and outdoor living. Fans can listen to the first episode now, here. Additionally, “God’s Country” will be featured as part of iHeartMedia’s “Podcast, meet Broadcast” initiative which will air the podcast as a broadcast special to millions of listeners Sunday evenings on select Country radio stations nationwide.

Each week, the Isbell Brothers, also known as “The Brothers Hunt,” will interview today’s biggest and most talented country stars and songwriters, drawing on their own passion for hunting and fishing to lead a thought-provoking and fun exploration of the fundamental role of outdoor living in country music. Upcoming guests include Luke Combs, Academy of Country Music's 2022 ‘Songwriter of the Year’ HARDY, singer/songwriter Josh Thompson, Grammy-Nominated songwriter Ben Hayslip, Grammy-Winning producer Jonathan Singleton and Grammy-Winning songwriter Casey Beathard, among others.

“One of our favorite things about country music has always been how intertwined it is with the outdoors,” said Dan and Reid Isbell. “Teaming up with iHeartPodcasts and MeatEater for ‘God’s Country’ seems like the perfect partnership to bring the outdoor enthusiast or country music lover an up close and personal look into the minds of some of the best songwriters and artists of the genre-- a place where they can be honest about struggles, relationships, their connection to the outdoors, the music business, family, whatever they feel comfortable talking about. We can’t wait to see where this partnership will lead and who this podcast will reach.”

The Isbell brothers hail from the hills and white oak hollers of Tennessee. As kids, they spent their days chasing whitetail deer and turkeys, and strumming guitars after the sun went down. After moving to Nashville and living on a boat for five years, they both landed professional careers as commercial songwriters -- and have written for some of the biggest names in country music including Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, among many others.

“I met Dan and Reid Isbell on a Wyoming pronghorn hunt,” said MeatEater founder and Chief Creative Officer Steven Rinella. “I found them to be terrible hunting partners because they made me laugh so hard I couldn't focus. In all seriousness, these guys are dedicated outdoorsmen and skilled musicians. When we started conceptualizing a podcast that explored the intersection of country music and outdoor living, I knew that the Isbells had to host it. It's an honor to work with them.”

“We are excited to launch this co-produced podcast with MeatEater,” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. “‘God’s Country’ will offer a unique and refreshing perspective on how nature influences our day-to-day lives and shapes who we are. It is the perfect podcast for outdoor-minded listeners and country music lovers alike.”

“God’s Country” is a co-production of iHeartPodcasts and MeatEater, Inc. Beginning today, January 16, 2024, the show will be available on the iHeartRadio app, everywhere podcasts are heard, as well as on MeatEater’s YouTube channel. The series will also air across select iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations on Sundays between 7-11:30 p.m. local time on Country formats nationwide.

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MeatEater, Inc. is an outdoor lifestyle media and commerce company founded by renowned writer and TV/podcast personality Steven Rinella. Host of the long-running TV series MeatEater and The MeatEater Podcast (among the top ten sports podcasts), Rinella has gained wide popularity with hunters, anglers, and others through his passion for outdoor adventure and wild foods, as well as his strong commitment to conservation. With the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, MeatEater brings together leading influencers in the categories of hunting, fishing, wild foods, and conservation to provide a community of fans with premium content, apparel, equipment, and experiences. MeatEater, Inc. is the parent company of First Lite (technical hunting apparel), FHF Gear (outdoor accessories), Phelps Game Calls, and Dave Smith Decoys. MeatEater’s video content distributed via Netflix, Outdoor Sportsman Group cable networks, YouTube, its website www.themeateater.com, its own free ad-supported TV (FAST) channel, and numerous ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) platforms including Roku, PlutoTV, Tubi, and Amazon FreeVee. The company is based in Bozeman, MT.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 500 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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