Just Announced: Line Up For New Festival ‘The Long Road’

Prepare yourself for this amazing news! So many amazing artists have been announced in the line up for The Long Road. Lee Ann Womack, Angaleena Presley, Una Healy, Billy Bragg, The Shires, Aaron Watson, Brent Cobb, Danielle Bradbery and more are confirmed for the new festival at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire.

US country star Lee Ann Womack is set to perform at the inaugural event.

It seems that country music is only growing stronger in the UK, with festivals popping up all over the country, each holding their own with their impressive, unique line ups. The Long Road is a major music and lifestyle camping festival, perhaps fitting more comfortably with UK fans, as it fits in with the familiar summer camping festival scene. Set to bring the world-famous, inimitable sights and sounds of the country music scene to the UK in 2018, The Long Road will take place within the grounds of Stanford Hall in Leicestershire from September 7th – 9th 2018. It will present one of the UK’s largest, most authentic celebrations of country, Americana and roots music featuring Continue reading “Just Announced: Line Up For New Festival ‘The Long Road’”

On Repeat This Autumn

The days are getting shorter, nights longer and it’s getting colder outside. I thought I’d share with you 10 songs that are perfect for autumn days and nights, for listening while getting cosy with a cup of tea or marshmallows round the bonfire with some good ol’ country music.

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Why The C2C Line Up Is Nearly Perfection

The line up for C2C 2018 has been announced on stage at the Shepherds Bush Empire tonight by Whispering Bob Harris.

Headlining across the 3 days are Kacey Musgraves, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and Little Big Town. Kelsey Ballerini, Luke Combs, Kip Moore, Midland and Margo Price are also set to perform on the main stage at some point Friday-Sunday. There have been very mixed reactions following this announcement, with many saying Kacey Musgraves isn’t headline material and that Little Big Town performed a few years ago and therefore shouldn’t appear again. Okay so here’s my take on it… Continue reading “Why The C2C Line Up Is Nearly Perfection”

New Music Round-Up

Another Friday, more amazing music releases. This week has been big for new music!

Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – ‘Dear Hate’

A beautiful track Morris released to raise money for the Last Vegas victims and their families. The track addresses hate and many of it’s actions over the years, before fighting back with the uplifting message that ‘love’s gonna conquer all’.

Luke Bryan – ‘What Makes You Country’

Arguably the best Luke Bryan track yet. It preaches a sentiment I have been living for so long as a UK country fan who loves all styles of country. Falling in love with songs like this is exactly what makes me country. Continue reading “New Music Round-Up”

Gig Review: Maddie and Tae 

Maddie and Tae are up there as one of my favourite artists to see live. I’ve seen them three times now and they never disappoint. I was at their Manchester gig at the O2 Ritz, and while at first I thought that it was a shame that the venue was smaller than last year at the O2 Academy, it became quickly obvious that it made no difference to the energy in the room. They walked on stage to Brothers Osborne ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ playing while the whole crowd sang along, and opened with the upbeat ‘Your Side of Town’.

I’ve been waiting for new Maddie and Tae music to be released since that performance of ‘Water In His Wine Glass’ in Manchester last October. From this perspective, their set couldn’t have been better with an even split of old and new songs which a few covers thrown in. I’m a huge fan of Right Here, Right Now and the harmonies on ‘No Place Like You’ and the empowering sentiments behind ‘Girl in a Country Song’ and ‘Sierra’ never get old. It’s for exactly those reasons, the harmonies and storytelling, that I need new Maddie and Tae music in my life ASAP. Continue reading “Gig Review: Maddie and Tae “