Long Road Festival: 12 Acts to See or Run Around Trying

Unfortunately, we haven’t progressed very far with our ‘see-two-acts-at-once’ cloning device … probably because we’ve spent most of our time trying to convince each other that “camping is fun”. So some quick footwork is going to be required to make the most of the plethora of entertainment on stage this weekend at The Long Road […]

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15 Best Buys to Pimp Your Festival Camping Trip

Are you festival ready? Sure, you’ve got your tent, airbed and camping stove (is not see Maria’s camping tips) but here are a few of our favourite extras to add to the packing list. If you’ve ever tried to take cowboy boots off in a confined space, you’ll know why we’re packing a boot jack… […]

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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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