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Brits in Boots

Stomping around the British country music scene…

The Country Side of Glastonbury

For the first time I can remember, a little bit of me is jealous of all the “off to Glastonbury” pictures and posts. It’s no coincidence that this is also the first time I can remember Glastonbury festival not forecast... Continue Reading →

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Southern Saturdays: A Load of Bull or Southern Charm?

Pop star Gabrielle wasn't full of it; dreams can come true. The Back Street Boys are in the country music chart (possibly due to me successfully blowing out 16 candles all in one go back in '96). Jack Daniels have... Continue Reading →

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The Non Review: Nashville in Concert

It was a potentially confusing Sunday afternoon in the Royal Albert Hall. Perched in the rafters of the UK’s most breath-taking concert venue I waited for curtain up, conducting a wine-fuelled debate with my two fellow “Nashies” about whether we... Continue Reading →

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Dirt on Your Boots: 7.5 UK Country Music Festivals (2017)

Confession. My cowboy boots (all five pairs) have barely touched grass. In the words of Randy Houser, I was ‘raised on an asphalt farm, ain’t never heard a rooster crow’. But that is about to change with the sudden brilliant increase... Continue Reading →

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Beyond The Shires: Your Next Favourite UK Country Act

The Shires have played the Opry, Ward Thomas are storming the charts and there’s even a Brit – Sam Palladio - in a leading role in glossy TV drama Nashville. And it’s not just the big name UK artists who’ve... Continue Reading →

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CMA Fest 2017: A Brit’s Eye View [GUEST POST]

I’ll admit it. It wasn’t entirely coincidental that I arranged to visit my Nashville friends when it “happened” to be the CMA Fest weekend. I was on my best behaviour though and resigned myself to the fact I’d need to... Continue Reading →

Ready to Run? Country Music Workout Playlist

I am very temporarily swapping my cowboy boots for trainers as I’ve uncharacteristically signed up for a 10k charity run. I have not gone for the pictured cowboy boot/trainers hybrid that Adidas released in 2012. So far in life my running... Continue Reading →

Nashville Wouldn’t be Nashville Without…

I had the honour / torture last week of being asked for Nashville tips from three separate jammy people off for their first trips to Music City. Now that the initial jealousy's died down, I've realised these chats have been the perfect... Continue Reading →

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