Off Stage with: Curtis Grimes

It seems every male country act is opening a bar as a sideline these days; just check out Lower Broadway right now. But, if music ever takes a back seat for Curtis Grimes, he’s more likely to be found distributing bibles than bourbon. I should’ve expected such wholesomeness from his ‘entourage’. Before I met Curtis […]

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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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Ryan Hurd: The Man, The Music, The Maren

Ryan Hurd’s first ever visit to Europe is taking him way off the usual tourist trail. Instead he’s in a student kitchen at Bristol University, opening a beer on a dustbin edge because I have lost my bottle opener key ring. It’s an hour before he opens at the Student Union, one of the smaller […]

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