Your Next Favourite Country Singers

I had accidentally fallen into an audio rut. Last month I went for an overdue coffee (and mojito doughnut) with a friend and she led with “are you still into country music?”. “Of course!” I replied. Why had she asked? This isn’t a transient aspect of my life, not like “are you still dating that […]

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How to Make the Most of Nashville Meets London

Our mate Laura has never made it to Nashville Meets London because she’s always managed to be over in actual Nashville when the free country music weekend has been on. It’s a fair excuse we suppose, but this year she’ll finally be gracing us with her presence. She’s been privy to our flurries of WhatsApp […]

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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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Dixie Fields Delight? New Country Festival This Weekend

The sun’s coming out, Lauren Alaina’s coming over and the toilets are going in. These are the last couple of days before the launch of Dixie Fields, a new country music festival in Chelmsford, Essex. My chat with festival pioneer Georgie is delayed because she’s been caught up in possibly the most crucial calculation since […]

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7 Resolutions After Carrie Underwood’s UK Tour

I often leave a Country gig feeling inspired. Sometimes it’s the energy of the music, often it’s a lyric that wouldn’t be out of place on a motivational poster, other times it’s just being surrounded by my tribe singing in unison and unfettered revelry. Leaving Carrie Underwood’s London concert – a proper big-hit-belting, arena-worthy show […]

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An Apology: Three Excuses and the Truth

Two girls, one dream. The dream involved flexing our writing skills and harping on about country music to people who might actually want to know about it, rather than to all the friends who’ve backed away slowly with polite smiles frozen on their faces over the years. And so this blog was born. The fact […]

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Best of Buckle and Boots [Pics]

Fear not, ’Merica; William Michael Morgan is not Missing. He is chatting to the ladies running the Jamaican food stall on a farm in the North of England, ostensibly deciding between their jerk chicken and a Yorkshire pudding wrap a few stalls over. This is his first time outside of America and the next morning […]

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