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Brits in Boots

Stomping around the British country music scene…

Country Fans Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Music, of course. It all starts from the music. An iTunes or Spotify voucher will always be welcome, depending on what device your gift recipient uses. As will a subscription to Country Music Magazine. Or the new Chris Stapleton album... Continue Reading →

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The “Help, They’re Marrying Someone Else” Playlist

We are irrationally excited about - and far too invested in - Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s wedding news. But country music knows that not every engagement announcement is a happy one. When it’s your ex’s engagement for instance... an... Continue Reading →

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Ryan Hurd: The Man, The Music, The Maren

Ryan Hurd’s first ever visit to Europe is taking him way off the usual tourist trail. Instead he’s in a student kitchen at Bristol University, opening a beer on a dustbin edge because I have lost my bottle opener key... Continue Reading →

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The REAL Nashville: Your Country Music Starter Kit

Taking your favourite fictional artists from TV's Nashville and suggesting the real country stars you should check out.

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Top 10 #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... Continue Reading →

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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... Continue Reading →

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Shopping for your Inner Cowboy

We're pleading guilty. One lovely reader has noted that our Honky Tonk High Street selection last week only included items for women. True. It's almost as if CJ had used the blog as an excuse to do some shopping for... Continue Reading →

Honky-Tonk High Street

Earlier this week my sidebar waved at me with an invite to Shop the Rodeo Trend. A brief moment of confusion, then it dawned: it’s that special time of the decade when we are officially in fashion again. What was... Continue Reading →

Unexpected Hazards of an Old Dominion Show

I got more than I bargained for on the UK opening night of Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour. As with so many gigs at the moment, last night was more about the support act for me. I’d seen Thomas live... Continue Reading →

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