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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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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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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