Can You Pick Three Songs to Defend Country Music?

My mouth ran away with me. I was sat in the pub discussing, perhaps preaching, about music. A new friend with a degree in Music Technology said he’s an “active listener” and appreciates most types of music but not Country. I, as I suspect we all have, have heard this before. But his justification for […]

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Competition: Win Nashville Boxset

Nashville wasn’t just a TV series; it was a phenomenon but I’m not sure whether its final episode marks the end of an era or the dawn of one. You see here in the UK, Nashville’s appearance on our screens coincided with – and maybe helped fuel – a rise in the popularity of country […]

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HOW TO BE A HAPPY CAMPER

“I wanna sleep on the hard ground, in the comfort of your arms, on a pillow of blue bonnets, in a blanket made of stars…” It might’ve sounded good to the Dixie Chicks but the thought of sleeping on the hard ground doesn’t appeal to everyone, no matter how much we might love songs about red […]

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About Last Night: Southern Fridays Cruise

The man on Canary Wharf pier did a double take at the mix of stetsons and sailor hats, sandals and cowboy boots. “Have you guys just sailed in from America?” he asked. He was visiting London from Florida and his wife was from Texas. He couldn’t quite believe a few hundred Brits were stepping off […]

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