About a Boy: Buckle and Boots Secret Master Plan

This Sunday, it will be exactly nine months since a friend of a friend in the pub declared “country music is beige”. This Sunday, that same friend of a friend (now somehow my own friend despite our rocky introduction) will be with me in Stockport for Buckle and Boots Festival. After nine months of me […]

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Opportunity Knocks: 6 Chances to Get Your Music Heard

In a world where overnight pop sensations are created based on ‘likeability’ and/or having the X-Factor, a new Channel 4 TV series looks set to focus on the music (fingers crossed). The series is offering unsigned songwriters the chance to have their song heard by huge audiences and recorded by an established singer. Since it’s […]

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Best of the C2C Fan Fashion

What a difference seven years make. From timidly stepping out in cowboy boots back in 2013, wondering if anyone else at this ‘new festival’ might also have a pair, to 2019’s full on parade of fringe, plaid and sparkles. The country fan infiltration of the UK has gone from a stealthy whisper to a loud […]

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15 Best Quotes of C2C Festival 2019

We have laughed with cheeky lyrics, and cried – or cringed – at the stories behind them. We have helped the writer of a Keith Urban hit come up with the British version (John Lennon, John Cleese, John 3:16) and learned that no topic is out of bounds in a CMA songwriters’ round…

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