10 New Year’s Resolutions for Country Music Fans

There are a couple of things in our favour when it comes to setting New Year goals as country music fans; whiskey contains zero carbs and line dancing to Luke Bryan is pretty much an aerobics class. But even country fans have room for a little improvement, so here’s to better in 2019… 1. SET […]

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Long Road Festival in Pictures

Aah, the joy of checking your phone camera after a brilliant weekend and reigniting memories of moments you’d forgotten… Here’s a selection of our snaps from the inaugural Country Music and Americana event The Long Road festival (probably the most Instagrammable festival in the world!). Check out the full album over on our Facebook page […]

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Overheard at The Long Road Festival: 20 Best 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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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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Buckle, Boots and Black Deer: A Tale of Two Festivals

The FOMO was real. One weekend, two festivals (accidentally dividing more families than the Brexit vote). Each was set in a stunning U.K. park, each was offering an impressive slate of Country and Americana acts… and each started with the letter ‘B’. So, we drew straws – with no short straw really – and left […]

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