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Get a Front Row (Sofa) Seat with Live Albums

The end is in sight but for a little longer here we still are, staying home and staying safe, staying locked-down. The return of live music is finally glimmering in the not-too-distant future but there is still a couple of months to wait for venue doors to open and floors to become sticky again. Until […]

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10 Country Songs that Sum Up 2020

Can you imagine the harrowing history module future GCSE students will have to study all about 2020? If you told me 12 months ago that Brexit wouldn’t be the major story of the year I would’ve been relieved. But the leave/remain headlines were replaced with protests and pandemics, cancelled concerts and Christmas, natural disasters, the […]

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Top 10 UK #CountryFanProblems

Some of these afflictions will affect country music fans the world over. Others are the extra burdens you carry as a country fan in the UK. The struggle is real. Our Twitter pals have chipped in for these ones, but what are your biggest #CountryFanProblems?

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The Anti-Valentine’s: 7 Killer Country Songs

Country radio will no doubt be making us all swoon / weep over Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, as epic as the slushy songs are, for those who aren’t loved up, country music also has some killer anti-love songs. Some of them are literally ‘killer’.

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Weekend Home Shows: Luke Combs and More

Welcome to the weekend. Sure, you might be spending it in exactly the same place as you’ve been spending the weekdays, but you don’t have to spend it exactly the same way. We’re still a way off from refilling our gig guide with options for nights out, and panic searching through emails for those print-at-home […]

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24 Days of Whiskey & Country

In a year when so many of my Christmas traditions can’t be enjoyed (I’ll not be home for Christmas) I have been able to start a delicious new one. In a stroke of genius, the Non-Country-Fan Boyfriend got me a Bourbon and American Whiskey advent Calendar. I suspect he thought this was a clever way […]

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5 Ways for a Country Christmas in the UK

Blame it on the Hallmark movies. You know the ones. A Christmas-hating big city person gets stranded in small-town America for some reason (business trip / snow storm / mischievous ghost). Over about 90 minutes they rediscover the joy of Christmas, largely thanks to falling in love with a wholesome but hot local (carpenter / […]

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