How to Speak Southern: Lesson One

In the summer of 2015 we Brits stood in a Nashville coffee shop queue having a very serious and, in hindsight, embarrassing discussion. It began with speculation about why anyone would want to purchase a yeti iced down with silver bullets. Logically we moved onto theories about whether yeti, AKA abominable snowman, were like werewolves […]

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4th July: 7 Ways to Celebrate in the UK

Should we Brits be celebrating America’s independence from, well, us? Debatable. But should we take any excuse to indulge in mac ‘n’ cheese? Definitely. Besides, if they hadn’t left Blightly, we wouldn’t have country music as we know and love it. So here are just a few places to spend Independence Day on this side of the […]

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The Long Road Festival and Other Dilemmas

Is anyone else spending as much time thinking about country music festivals as I am at the moment? They have become a much needed symbol of escape for me. I am in a cramped temporary production hub in the south Wales Valleys. This is my office / home / universe for the next few weeks […]

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Gig Guru: How to Have the Best Time at a Concert

Have you seen this man? No, not Nashville’s Charles Esten, the one on the right. You may be more familiar with the back of his head. He’s the one miles ahead of you in the venue queue; the one closest to the stage while you’re squashed somewhere back near the the toilets. So, as part […]

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