They’ve got sunshine... chief executive Seán Ashmore, chairman Paddy Cole and director Ciara O’Connor of Sunshine 106.8FM. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At a “pure country music” versus “easy listening” showdown in a Dublin hotel, opinion was divided over the merits of Michael Bublé. A nic(...)

Country-pop crossover singer Taylor Swift, one of seven artists that dominate Sunshine 106.8FM’s country output, according to Country FM. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

How “country” is “Dublin’s country mix” station Sunshine 106.8FM? Not country enough, according to the backers of the proposed Country FM, one of t(...)