A Non-Country Fan’s Country Music Week Highlights

I finally got Non-Country Boyfriend (NCB) to come to a country music festival with me. He’d had to collect his dad from hospital the day he was due to join me at Buckle and Boots. Then he broke his shoulder the week before The Long Road. And the jury is still out on whether he […]

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10 Ideas to Keep it Country in Lockdown

Aah, 2020. How I miss the days when ‘corona’ was just something for Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd to find Love in a Bar over, or for Brad Paisley to drink instead of the water. Now, it is the thing which has sent us into limbo, as we wait for our invisible enemy to strike […]

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The Long Road’s Fashion Rules

  Most of the year we go out of our way to show just how contemporary the country music scene is and to prove it’s not all double-denim, rhinestones and tassels. But then a festival like The Long Road rolls into town and suddenly we’re “OK, I’m off to meet my people… shut up and […]

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Overheard at The Long Road Festival: 20 Best 2018 Quotes

Hillbilly yodelling, four-part harmonies, acoustic country gospel, blues around the camp fire; our ears were overloaded with an unprecedentedly diverse range of Country and Americana music during new three-day festival The Long Road. But, we also heard plenty between the songs – both on and off stage – to keep us amused. 1. “Wow, can […]

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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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