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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How to Cope when your Country Festival Leaves You

As reasons for cancelling things go, a worldwide pandemic is a pretty decent one. That said, there is a suspicious part of me which wonders whether Non-Country-Fan Boyfriend somehow orchestrated all of this to escape yet another country festival he was about to be dragged along to. Or perhaps it was my co-blogger Judi’s FOMO […]

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11 Ways to Have Your Best Ever C2C Festival

This is not a drill. The non-country-fan boyfriend met My Big Fat Caribbean Family at Christmas and survived. Now he’s agreed to come along for one day of Country 2 Country Festival to face the country family. It’s not a done deal. “Something came up” when he was due to join me at Buckle and […]

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The Hottest Ticket? CMA Songwriters Series @ C2C Festival

I thought maybe it was a sign of old age. A few years ago I looked back on my C2C memories and realised that – more than arena light spectacles, guitar changes and sparkly outfits – my favourite musical moments had been while seated in the Indigo forum listening to stories and stripped-backed songs. Ageing […]

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