C2C Called Off: Why We Danced Anyway

If this is the end of life as we know it – which it feels like it might be – I like to think that the giant posters of the ‘C2C festival that never happened’ will stay up, as a last reminder of what life was once like; Darius Rucker’s supersized face waiting there to […]

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How to Cope when your Country Festival Leaves You

As reasons for cancelling things go, a worldwide pandemic is a pretty decent one. That said, there is a suspicious part of me which wonders whether Non-Country-Fan Boyfriend somehow orchestrated all of this to escape yet another country festival he was about to be dragged along to. Or perhaps it was my co-blogger Judi’s FOMO […]

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Kenny Rogers in London: Ballads, Banter & Brawls

Bringing my grandparents along to the gig already marked it as different to my usual JD-soaked country music outings. My nan pulled a cake out of her bag in the middle of Lucille. So it was a strange enough night even before the star-struck women storming the stage, balcony brawls and police crowd control being […]

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***CLOSED*** Giveaway: Win Talolo Boots

What’s better than a new pair of cowboy boots? A free new pair of cowboy boots. So to help combat all the disappointing news at the moment, the lovely team at Talolo boots are giving away a pair of their festival perfect cowboy wellies. You’ve probably seen Talolo boots around, making a splash at lots […]

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11 Ways to Have Your Best Ever C2C Festival

This is not a drill. The non-country-fan boyfriend met My Big Fat Caribbean Family at Christmas and survived. Now he’s agreed to come along for one day of Country 2 Country Festival to face the country family. It’s not a done deal. “Something came up” when he was due to join me at Buckle and […]

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Have a Very Country Christmas, Brits…

While everything and everyone winds down for Christmas, we’re making time to reflect on all that matters – family, friends, faith… and the UK’s country music scene. Yes, while nothing outside our windows right now bears any resemblance to the snowy small-town America pictured on the Hallmark Christmas movies we’ve all grown worryingly addicted to, […]

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