2018 Preview: Country Music Happenings in the UK

It’s early days for 2018 (literally) but country music fans in the UK have already got a lot to look forward to. Here’s just a taste of the ways this year looks set to be a momentous one. Flights We’re ridiculously excited about British Airways’ London to Nashville flights, launching in May. This new, direct […]

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The “Help, They’re Marrying Someone Else” Playlist

We are irrationally excited about – and far too invested in – Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s wedding news. But country music knows that not every engagement announcement is a happy one. When it’s your ex’s engagement for instance… an occasion for which there are an embarrassingly high number of country songs. Or when the […]

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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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Unexpected Hazards of an Old Dominion Show

I got more than I bargained for on the UK opening night of Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour. As with so many gigs at the moment, last night was more about the support act for me. I’d seen Thomas live before but missed radio favourites Old Dominion on their 2016 visit. They started their swift […]

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