How to Predict the C2C Line-up

It would be a nightmare to organise a surprise party for a UK country fan. They’d go to extreme lengths to uncover what was being planned. Just look at the way we’ve all been speculating / scheming / offering bribes to find out who’s playing at C2C Festival next March (8th-10th). On country music fan […]

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If Brad Paisley were British

I’ve woken up still buzzing from last night at the O2. Once again Brad Paisley provided a masterclass in audience interaction (just ask Hannah’s whose Instagram got taken over by the man himself, or the TWO youngsters who were given signed guitars out of the blue). As for the rest of us; we were given […]

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About Last Night: Joe Nichols on a Boat in Bristol

The year was 2002. I didn’t have a smartphone to google what exactly a Coupe de ville was, but my young heart understood the sentiment. I too had known the agony of Brokenheartsville. I’d been there when I’d spotted Tony talking to the new girl at college. So yes, here’s to the past they could indeed […]

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Off Stage with: Charley Crockett

When I found Charley Crockett backstage at The Long Road festival, he’d already performed one of his two shows that day. And rumbles were already going around the Leicestershire site about what a stellar, memorable show it had been. It’s not just his bright red Nudie-style suit – a gift from his home city of […]

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Overheard at The Long Road Festival: 15 Fave 2019 Quotes

We weren’t supposed to be writing another “Overheard at…” post. This year we were not planning to spend the Leicestershire Americana festival shamelessly eavesdropping on our fellow music fans. Instead we were definitely, maybe going to do very serious interviews and also come up with a new, completely original blog idea, the likes of which […]

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The Long Road’s Fashion Rules

  Most of the year we go out of our way to show just how contemporary the country music scene is and to prove it’s not all double-denim, rhinestones and tassels. But then a festival like The Long Road rolls into town and suddenly we’re “OK, I’m off to meet my people… shut up and […]

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