2018 Preview: Country Music Happenings in the UK

It’s early days for 2018 (literally) but country music fans in the UK have already got a lot to look forward to. Here’s just a taste of the ways this year looks set to be a momentous one. Flights We’re ridiculously excited about British Airways’ London to Nashville flights, launching in May. This new, direct […]

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2017: The Year of the Support Stars

I could proudly stand up to my bank manager – or, more likely, my mother – and defend spending so much of my income this year on gigs. I’d explain it was more than just FOMO driving me to persevere to venues ignoring the threat of tube strikes and the reality of broken heels. Each […]

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Ryan Hurd: The Man, The Music, The Maren

Ryan Hurd’s first ever visit to Europe is taking him way off the usual tourist trail. Instead he’s in a student kitchen at Bristol University, opening a beer on a dustbin edge because I have lost my bottle opener key ring. It’s an hour before he opens at the Student Union, one of the smaller […]

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Top 10 #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 Perils of Building our Own Nashville

We may all have been a bit hasty. I’m as guilty as you are. Yes, I sang along with The Shires and everyone else, vowing to build our own Nashville here in the UK. Yes, I came back from my holiday in Music City wishing we too had streets paved with country music. But in all […]

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Country Fans Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Music, of course. It all starts from the music. An iTunes or Spotify voucher will always be welcome, depending on what device your gift recipient uses. As will a subscription to Country Music Magazine. Or the new Chris Stapleton album “From a Room: Volume 2” is on most people’s lists. But – as my drawers […]

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