5 Ways for a Country Christmas in the UK

Blame it on the Hallmark movies. You know the ones. A Christmas-hating big city person gets stranded in small-town America for some reason (business trip / snow storm / mischievous ghost). Over about 90 minutes they rediscover the joy of Christmas, largely thanks to falling in love with a wholesome but hot local (carpenter / […]

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12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Country Fans

A lot of people have put their Christmas decorations up incredibly early this year, understandably in need of an emergency joy injection. We’ve managed to resisted putting ours up so far (despite watching comforting Christmas movies since July) but are counting down to December 1st to go full-on festive. So we’re kicking off this year’s […]

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Top 10 UK #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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A Non-Country Fan’s Country Music Week Highlights

I finally got Non-Country Boyfriend (NCB) to come to a country music festival with me. He’d had to collect his dad from hospital the day he was due to join me at Buckle and Boots. Then he broke his shoulder the week before The Long Road. And the jury is still out on whether he […]

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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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