Canyon Star Network To Bring Traditional Country To Worldwide Audiences


NASHVILLE, TN (November 14) –  Canyon Star Network, an internet-delivered channel dedicated to traditional country music and Americana lifestyle programming, will be unveiled in 2018. The OTT (over-the-top) subscription-based network will be available globally on and to subscribers on Hulu, Amazon, Roku, Google TV, and other providers. Canyon Star Network is based out of Nashville, TN and Denver, CO.

Subscribers to Canyon Star Network will have access to original weekly series, exclusive interviews with country music artists, and special events across the United States.  In addition, the network will feature lifestyle programming with cooking specials, outdoor adventures, documentaries, classic movies and more. The subscribers will also be able to interact directly with music artists on special online chats, view live feeds from the studio during recording sessions, and peer behind the scenes during production of the various music series and backstage with the stars.

Joey CanyonCEO and founder of Canyon Star Network, says, “I want to fill the void for quality entertainment that appeals to the whole family. It will be a network you can feel good about every time you tune in.” Canyon is also an award-winning recording artist, songwriter, producer, TV host and media entrepreneur with an entertainment career spanning 40 years. Following a successful debut season with rave reviews, The Joey Canyon Show will find a new home on Canyon Star Network.

“People watch content in so many ways and Canyon Star Network will be available to more than 3 billion internet users around the world using a wide variety of distribution platforms," says Alan McLaughlin, President of Canyon Star Network.  "Research shows a vast, underserved audience around the world for traditional country music as well as Americana and Western lifestyle programming. Canyon Star Network will provide that content directly to the consumer.”

McLaughlin was a co-founder of Network Creative Group, LLC and served as the Chief Operating Officer for BlueHighways TV, a nationally distributed cable television network focusing on American roots music from 2003 – 2017. He has also managed production departments for several independent cable networks and production facilities and has more than thirty years of distinguished production credits to his name, managing hundreds of hours of live and recorded television programs on the local and national level.

Carolyn Ryder Crawford, former VP of Programming for DISH Networks will serve as Canyon Star Network’s senior media adviser. With 20+ years of experience across multiple industries including media, technology, telecommunications, consulting services and banking in mid-sized to Fortune 100 companies, Ryder Crawford was the first direct-broadcast satellite company executive to earn CABLEFAX Magazine's Most Powerful Women in Cable (2013).

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