Country Music Week Bingo

Country Music Week: Bingo & Best in Show

So far, Digital Country Music Week has been a warm blanket over a drizzly week. It’s been waking up with radio interviews from Nashville, then coming home to wine and the tonic of soothing songwriter sessions. Rather than being a poor substitute for the usually live seven days of music overload, we have leaned into […]

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Make the Most of Digital Country Music Week

Computers ready? Home bar stocked? Prayers said to ward off any technical gremlins? Then welcome to Country Music Week. In case you’ve missed it, in previous years, every October since 2017, London has hosted a week-long collection of intimate country gigs in venues across the city. It’s been a time of school night partying, Soho […]

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10 Ideas to Keep it Country in Lockdown

Aah, 2020. How I miss the days when ‘corona’ was just something for Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd to find Love in a Bar over, or for Brad Paisley to drink instead of the water. Now, it is the thing which has sent us into limbo, as we wait for our invisible enemy to strike […]

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C2C Called Off: Why We Danced Anyway

If this is the end of life as we know it – which it feels like it might be – I like to think that the giant posters of the ‘C2C festival that never happened’ will stay up, as a last reminder of what life was once like; Darius Rucker’s supersized face waiting there to […]

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How to Cope when your Country Festival Leaves You

As reasons for cancelling things go, a worldwide pandemic is a pretty decent one. That said, there is a suspicious part of me which wonders whether Non-Country-Fan Boyfriend somehow orchestrated all of this to escape yet another country festival he was about to be dragged along to. Or perhaps it was my co-blogger Judi’s FOMO […]

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Kenny Rogers in London: Ballads, Banter & Brawls

Bringing my grandparents along to the gig already marked it as different to my usual JD-soaked country music outings. My nan pulled a cake out of her bag in the middle of Lucille. So it was a strange enough night even before the star-struck women storming the stage, balcony brawls and police crowd control being […]

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***CLOSED*** Giveaway: Win Talolo Boots

What’s better than a new pair of cowboy boots? A free new pair of cowboy boots. So to help combat all the disappointing news at the moment, the lovely team at Talolo boots are giving away a pair of their festival perfect cowboy wellies. You’ve probably seen Talolo boots around, making a splash at lots […]

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