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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When Good Country Lyrics Go Bad

There are times it seems country songwriters are spoiling us for mere mortal men. They’ve raised the bar impossibly high with lines like “if mine could be the name that changes yours” or “I feel like the frame that gets to hold the Mona Lisa”. But then there are other times. Do you ever wonder […]

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The Perils of Building our Own Nashville

We may all have been a bit hasty. I’m as guilty as you are. Yes, I sang along with The Shires and everyone else, vowing to build our own Nashville here in the UK. Yes, I came back from my holiday in Music City wishing we too had streets paved with country music. But in all […]

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