Off Stage With: William Michael Morgan

He said he’d be back soon and William Michael Morgan obviously wasn’t just playing lip service to his British fans. Less than six months after his first ever trip overseas, the George Strait inspired young country singer is back here for a UK mini-tour. On his first visit, back at Buckle and Boots festival in […]

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The Long Road’s Fashion Rules

  Most of the year we go out of our way to show just how contemporary the country music scene is and to prove it’s not all double-denim, rhinestones and tassels. But then a festival like The Long Road rolls into town and suddenly we’re “OK, I’m off to meet my people… shut up and […]

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Your Next Favourite Country Singers

I had accidentally fallen into an audio rut. Last month I went for an overdue coffee (and mojito doughnut) with a friend and she led with “are you still into country music?”. “Of course!” I replied. Why had she asked? This isn’t a transient aspect of my life, not like “are you still dating that […]

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Country and Irish: 5 Artists You Should Hear

This is a potentially confusing one. There are country and Americana singers who happen to be Irish, playing music similar to that coming out of modern Nashville. But there is also Irish Country Music, its own separate world playing more traditional  country and western sounds, ideal for country dancing. Replace those guitar instrumental sections with […]

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C2C Festival Stages: Our Top Picks

How will you be choosing? Coin toss? Decision dice? Following the crowd? This year before we even get into London’s main O2 arena for the headline and spotlight stage acts, we’ll have had over 40 country acts to choose between, across six daytime ‘festival stages’* around the O2 complex. It is an overwhelming business. The […]

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