Dixie Fields Delight? New Country Festival This Weekend

The sun’s coming out, Lauren Alaina’s coming over and the toilets are going in. These are the last couple of days before the launch of Dixie Fields, a new country music festival in Chelmsford, Essex. My chat with festival pioneer Georgie is delayed because she’s been caught up in possibly the most crucial calculation since […]

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Best of Buckle and Boots [Pics]

Fear not, ’Merica; William Michael Morgan is not Missing. He is chatting to the ladies running the Jamaican food stall on a farm in the North of England, ostensibly deciding between their jerk chicken and a Yorkshire pudding wrap a few stalls over. This is his first time outside of America and the next morning […]

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About Last Night: UK Gets Own Country Music Label

This time I really mean it. I know, I know; there have been countless times over the last few years that I’ve claimed the Country Music Takeover has succeeded. When both C2C Festival and Chris Country started back in 2013, and again when both The Shires and Ward Thomas became chart stars. Then, when Country […]

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Opportunity Knocks: 6 Chances to Get Your Music Heard

In a world where overnight pop sensations are created based on ‘likeability’ and/or having the X-Factor, a new Channel 4 TV series looks set to focus on the music (fingers crossed). The series is offering unsigned songwriters the chance to have their song heard by huge audiences and recorded by an established singer. Since it’s […]

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Country and Irish: 5 Artists You Should Hear

This is a potentially confusing one. There are country and Americana singers who happen to be Irish, playing music similar to that coming out of modern Nashville. But there is also Irish Country Music, its own separate world playing more traditional  country and western sounds, ideal for country dancing. Replace those guitar instrumental sections with […]

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