5 Lessons I Learned from Lyle Lovett

I first heard of Lyle Lovett when he was mentioned as Mary Chapin Carpenter’s fantasy man in I Feel Lucky. Between that and a career of both music and acting spanning almost 40 years, there was no doubt of Lyle Lovett’s legend status when he was announced as part of the C2C Festival lineup. There […]

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Best of the C2C Fan Fashion

What a difference seven years make. From timidly stepping out in cowboy boots back in 2013, wondering if anyone else at this ‘new festival’ might also have a pair, to 2019’s full on parade of fringe, plaid and sparkles. The country fan infiltration of the UK has gone from a stealthy whisper to a loud […]

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15 Best Quotes of C2C Festival 2019

We have laughed with cheeky lyrics, and cried – or cringed – at the stories behind them. We have helped the writer of a Keith Urban hit come up with the British version (John Lennon, John Cleese, John 3:16) and learned that no topic is out of bounds in a CMA songwriters’ round…

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Long Road Festival in Pictures

Aah, the joy of checking your phone camera after a brilliant weekend and reigniting memories of moments you’d forgotten… Here’s a selection of our snaps from the inaugural Country Music and Americana event The Long Road festival (probably the most Instagrammable festival in the world!). Check out the full album over on our Facebook page […]

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The Long Road Fest: How Southern Can You Go?

DJ Baylen Leonard told me he shed a tear when he first arrived on the site of The Long Road Festival. As the event’s artistic director and a bona fide Tennessee boy he’d set out to bring an authentic taste of his home to the U.K. Now, as he found me leaning in the doorway […]

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7 Signs You’re Having a Post-C2C Crisis

A week ago (already!) we were gearing up for the Europe’s biggest country music festival, basking in the glow of a short work week. Now, we’re back at desks, trying to hold back from repeating “this one time, at C2C…” and wishing we could start it all again. Here’s how to tell if you’re going through withdrawal too. Back […]

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Country and Irish: 5 Artists You Should Hear

This is a potentially confusing one. There are country and Americana singers who happen to be Irish, playing music similar to that coming out of modern Nashville. But there is also Irish Country Music, its own separate world playing more traditional  country and western sounds, ideal for country dancing. Replace those guitar instrumental sections with […]

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