Country Music Week begins Monday October 2nd but the opening act is yet to be announced. The week is made to show off artists are having a big impact on today’s country music scene. Country Music Week is exciting for UK country fans as it shows that country is growing here as more artists are coming over to perform for English crowds. It makes the wait until C2C seem slightly easier!
While we know that the week takes place over 2nd-8th October 2017, we do not yet have a complete line up.
It was revealed today however, that amongst other shows, there will be a CMA songwriters series featuring 4 artists including Randy Houser and Angaleena Presley on Tuesday 3rd and Under the Apple Tree Sessions with appearances from the ones to watch, including Seth Ennis and Catherine McGrath on Saturday 7th. Both Ennis and McGrath had standout sets at C2C last year, with McGrath going on to support The Shires on their UK tour, and Ennis with an upcoming gig in the UK as opening act for Little Big Town.
More acts to be announced soon. M
After their amazing set at Download Festival at the weekend, The Cadillac Three have announced they’ll be returning to the UK in November and as if that wasn’t enough, they’re going to be joined by Brothers Osborne!
Having had a taste of their new album with the release of ‘American Slang’ and ‘Dang If We Didn’t’ and a performance of ‘Tennessee’ at Download, I’m excited to hear more of Legacy on the tour.
They’ll be in the UK the same time as Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris, November 2017. The tour starts on the 9th in Belfast at the Mandela Hall and ends in Glasgow at O2 ABC on November 20th. It appears that the Ireland dates will be joined by Broken Witt Rebels and the rest of the UK dates with Brothers Osborne.
The dates are as follows:
9th November – Belfast Mandela Hall
10th November – Dublin Whelans
12th November – Cardiff Y Plas
13th November – Nottingham Rock City
14th November – London O2 Kentish Town Forum
15th November – Norwich UEA
17th November – Birmingham O2 Academy
18th November – Manchester O2 Academy
19th November – Newcastle O2 Academy
20th November – Glasgow O2 ABC
Legacy is due Friday 25th August.
Dan + Shay are coming back to the UK! They’ve played here on two separate occasions in the last 9 months and apparently they can’t get enough! They have a slot at Ireland’s Harvest Festival in August and are returning to the UK and Scotland for more dates this November/December.
Both their C2C set in March and their acoustic gigs last September were incredible. I have found that, particularly in the UK, any country acts that perform here make you feel as though you are part of a special country music family, all in one room at the same time. Dan + Shay are no exception to this, with their small acoustic set in Manchester last year feeling more personal and intimate than any other act I’ve seen in recent years and left me feeling gutted that I hadn’t bought tickets to the following dates.
Dan + Shay are definitely up there as one of my favourite country bands and I can’t wait to see them again, in Birmingham this time around, I only wish I could attend more! Tour dates below:
28th November – London KOKO
29th November – Bristol Trinity
1st December – Birmingham O2 Academy
3rd December – Manchester Academy 2
4th December – Glasgow St Lukes
Their new single ‘Road Trippin” is out now, a perfect song for the summer!