Southern Saturdays: A Load of Bull or Southern Charm?

Pop star Gabrielle wasn’t full of it; dreams can come true. The Back Street Boys are in the country music chart (possibly due to me successfully blowing out 16 candles all in one go back in ’96). Jack Daniels have released a whiskey infused cider (I suspect their target market report simply said “Judi from […]

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The Siren, The Pitch and The Wardrobe

I feel like, in hindsight, tonight will have been a big deal. At the risk of jinxing it, I predict my great-grandchildren* will be queuing overnight to get tickets for the Yola Carter farewell tour and I’ll casually drop that I saw her back in 2016 playing in the back of a pub in a […]

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Kenny Rogers in London: Ballads, Banter & Brawls

Bringing my grandparents along to the gig already marked it as different to my usual JD-soaked country music outings. My nan pulled a cake out of her bag in the middle of Lucille. So it was a strange enough night even before the star-struck women storming the stage, balcony brawls and police crowd control being […]

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New Boots’ Night Out: Bristol Nashville Nights

I met a woman in the toilets (because I’m classy like that). As I tried to make the transition from office to cowgirl using nothing but a hairband and some lipstick, she exclaimed “I thought I was the only one who listened to this music!”

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