Country Stars and Their Nashville Bars

I’ve been dreaming (some would call it scheming) about taking advantage of British Airways’ new direct flights to my spiritual hometown, Nashville. Social media feeds are currently adding to the obsession by providing a constant stream of friends’ photos from CMA Fest. The logical reaction, of course, is to start to plan my own fantasy […]

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Five things I learnt at JD & The Straight Shot

They had me at JD.  Well, they were bound to, weren’t they? So, knowing little more than I liked the sound of their band name, I found a replacement CJ for the night. Bringing along a non-country friend (who for the first time in twenty-mumble years of friendship was asked if we were sisters) I […]

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Country Music Week: Songwriters in the City

In my unmusical opinion, songwriters are magicians, some how managing to marry the power of poetry to three chords and the truth. Tonight, four such magicians are gathering for day two of London’s Country Music Week. Here’s hoping they reveal some of their wizardry secrets. Michael Tyler Michael earns his place in this line up […]

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My Last Dollar … Pound … Did Fly Away

Oh joy!  More acts have been added to the already pretty amazing line up of our very own CMA week in October.  Don’t get me wrong … I’m thrilled, really I am … but I’m pretty sure I heard my credit card quietly whimpering to itself when I opened up my purse this morning.

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Cowboy Take Me Away? Love at a Country Festival

Plan A is to marry Kip Moore. However, friends insist I need a Plan B and that’s how I found myself – filled with some trepidation and lured by the promise of a free drink – at a speed dating event organised by the Country 2 Country festival folks.

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