Employee Playlist of the Month: Ravi Bhatia

This month we tapped our Senior Manager of Business Operations & Partnerships, Ravi Bhatia for Employee Playlist of the Month! Take a listen to his playlist here and check out the full list below!


Why did you choose the songs on your playlist?

When I emigrated from India to the U.S. at the age of 15, the only Country song I had ever heard was “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus, and I didn’t care much for it. This was around 1993. Fast forward to the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival, where I saw Miranda Lambert and Pistol Annies perform on stage. And I liked it! Since then, I have grown to appreciate Country music: the stories told through lyrics, the harmonies, and all the stringed instruments (guitars, banjos, fiddles), all of it. The songs in this playlist have appealed to me musically, lyrically, or emotionally and are a great first playlist if you want to give New Country a chance. 

When do you listen to this playlist most?

When I’m driving my pickup home from an honest, hard day at work and can’t wait to kick off my muddy boots and grab a beer.

Who is your dream artist to meet and why?

Country artists are some of the most down to earth, humble people I have met. Thanks to iHeartRadio, I have had the pleasure and good fortune of meeting a few right here at the office – The Band Perry, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay and a few others. However, I was most excited to meet Cam because I love her music. Every song tells a story.​​

Can you share your most memorable music moment experience?

There are so many, but one that stands out was when we hung out with The Band Perry in the office kitchen. They didn’t perform; instead we had wine and chatted. The experience was totally low key with some fun conversation. Nicest folks ever!

What is the best part about working at iHeartRadio?

This is my 12th year with our team and I can confidently say that we are all fans of music, with diverse preferences. These qualities help us connect with our users and each other. I’m in awe of the team here and continue to learn something from each and every one, every day. Oh, and the free performances aren’t bad either.

A fun fact about myself is…

I am very color blind and have never seen/experienced a rainbow like most of you.

1.     Humble And Kind - Tim McGraw

2.     Follow Your Arrow - Kacey Musgraves

3.     Blue Ain't Your Color - Keith Urban

4.     Faint of Heart - Sister C

5.     Homegrown - Zac Brown Band

6.     Girl In A Country Song - Maddie & Tae

7.     Stay A Little Longer - Brothers Osborne

8.     Merry Go 'Round - Kacey Musgraves

9.     I Feel A Sin Comin' On - Pistol Annies

10.   Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett

11.   Two Black Cadillacs - Carrie Underwood

12.   Burning House - Cam

13.   Nothin' Like You - Dan + Shay

14.   Fly - Maddie & Tae

15.   Road Less Traveled - Lauren Alaina

16.   Blown Away - Carrie Underwood

17.   Peter Pan - Kelsea Ballerini

18.   Boyfriend - RaeLynn

19.   Girl Crush - Little Big Town

20.   Love Triangle - RaeLynn

21.   Star Of The Show - Thomas Rhett

22.   Over You - Miranda Lambert

23.   Shotgun Rider - Tim McGraw

24.   Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band

25.   From the Ground Up - Dan + Shay

26.   Bartender - Lady Antebellum

27.   The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert