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"Our Land" | Wins Telly Award

The Country Network Selected As Double Winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards

"Our Land-The Music Highway" the new television show by singer/songwriter Shawna Russell exclusively on "The Country Network" wins Telly Award. “Our Land-The Music Highway” broadcasts into over 60-million households nationwide. The monthly music special focuses on Americana | Texas | Red Dirt music and includes performances and interviews with the genres’ most prolific artist's. "Back Around" by Shawna Russell hit #19 on the Midwest Broadcasting Group Radio Charts for the week ending April 30, 2017.

(NASHVILLE, TENN – April 11, 2017) – The 37th Annual Telly Awards has namedas the recipient of two Telly Awards for its programs, “Guitars & Swim Up Bars” and “Our Land—The Music Highway.” “Guitars & Swim Up Bars” was awarded with a Silver Telly, while “Our Land—The Music Highway” was awarded with a Bronze Telly. With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

Tim Eaton, President and CEO of The Country Network, explains, “We create these shows solely with our viewing audiences’ enjoyment in mind; it's such a bonus when our industry peers congratulate you on a job well done with these type of awards.”

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 37th season, The Telly Awards will once again give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “The Country Network’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

To find out more about the Telly Awards, visit our website at

About The Country Network: Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. and Fort Worth, Texas, National television network, The Country Network (TCN), airs music videos, countdowns, special programming and more. Available in 51 markets, a reach of over 41 million DMA households, TCN can also be viewed on Roku devices, and via streaming online at A full list of affiliates/markets is available here. Throughout 2017, TCN remains focused on special programming and its growth strategy.

For more information about The Country Network, please visit and follow TCN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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