Willie's Roadhouse

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Willie's Roadhouse
Willie's Place.svg
Broadcast area United States
Canada
Frequency XM 59
Sirius 59
Dish Network 6056
First air date 2001 as Hank's Place
July 10, 2006 as Willie's Place
May 4, 2011 as Willie's Roadhouse
Format Honky-Tonk Country
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Willie Nelson
Website Willie's Roadhouse

Willie's Roadhouse (formerly Willie's Place) is a channel on the Sirius XM Radio network that specializes in playing traditional country music, as well as some older country hit songs. It is available on channel 59[1] (previously 13) on XM, channel 59 (previously 64) and Dish Network 6064 until XM's gospel music channel Praise on Dish Network 6064 and Sirius XM Radio 64. due to the May 4th, 2011 Sirius XM merger, Until February 9, 2010, this channel was heard on DirecTV channel 811 until they dropped all the XM programing in favor of Sonic Tap by DMX [2]

Until July 10, 2006, this channel was called "Hank's Place", named for Hank Williams. When this was announced, XM did not explain why the name was changed. Since then, however, Willie Nelson's face has appeared in print advertising for XM, meaning that he has signed an endorsement deal,[citation needed] like those earlier signed by Bob Dylan and Snoop Dogg, as well as many other celebrity figures in all walks of life (e.g. Oprah Winfrey and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.).

It has since been announced that Nelson has taken over part ownership of the channel.

A program featuring cowboy poetry airs on Sunday nights.

On May 4, 2011, the channel was merged with The Roadhouse to make Willie's Roadhouse. As part of the merger, and in conjunction with the end of the Nashville! channel, the Grand Ole Opry will move its broadcasts to Willie's Roadhouse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XM Channel Lineup". 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  2. ^ 40045, 13444. http://WWW.DIRECTV.COM.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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