When Nashville Met London (and Dan)

I received a strange text a couple of days after the first Nashville Meets London festival last year. It was from my usually-coherent lawyer friend Dan asking what I’d done to him and where could he find more of this Country and Western. I forgave the inclusion of ‘Western’ – he didn’t know any better. […]

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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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C2C in 80 Words: Day Three [Pics]

Judi joined a line-dance flashmob. CJ got to ask Marty Stuart a (croaky, hungover) interview question at the screening of Born in Bristol, a must-watch documentary about country music’s birth. Drake White was the talk of the town (square). The arena showcased country’s jaw-dropping guitar skills. The brilliant Brothers Osborne were the antithesis of bro-country. […]

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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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The Non Review: 5 Things Kenny Couldn’t See from the Stage [Pics]

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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