The Shires – My Universe
For many UK based fans of Country music their burgeoning love of the genre is built around three central pillars that have emerged over the past three years. 1. The ‘Nashville’ TV show. 2. The C2C Festival. 3. The Shires.
I’m not being overly dramatic or over stating just how much love there is around our little country for this band. Read more... “The Shires – My Universe Review”
Dan and Shay Review Bush Hall, London
Hit recording artists Dan & Shay embarked on a UK tour after their fans on social media persuaded them to come. It was simply Dan & his guitar, Shay & his vocals. Not long after the tickets went on sale they sold out! I spoke to the boys before their London gig and they had been totally overwhelmed by the support and were pumped for their final night in the UK. Read more... “Dan & Shay UK Gig Review”
Brandy Clark : Live – Glee Club Birmingham
Tuesday 20th September.
Brandy Clark is part of a much sought after, elite group of Nashville song-writers that include people like Shane McAnally, Luke Laird, Josh Osborne and Kacey Musgraves, so any chance to catch her live in the UK is a much anticipated event. Read more... “Brandy Clark UK Gig Review”
Justin Moore : Kinda Don’t Care
Cowboy hat wearing Justin Moore has been around on the Nashville scene since as way back as 2008. Arriving into Nashville from Arkansas he soon found himself signed to Big Machine Records and supporting artists the calibre of Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan and even ZZ Top. Read more... “Justin Moore – Kinda Don’t Care Review”
Florida Georgia Line : Dig Your Roots
The kings of the Bro-Country movement produce the third and most crucial album of their career. We need to establish something from the off here, though : Florida Georgia Line are the ultimate ‘marmite’ band – they have a massive fan base that provides them with the opportunity to play arenas and stadiums in the USA, Read more... “Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots Review”
Jason Aldean : They Don’t Know
Aldean’s 7th album, produced again by long-time collaborator Michael Knox, sees the current ACM Entertainer of the Year treading safe and familiar ground telling well-crafted stories of blue collar, ‘working for the weekend’, small town folks. A number of websites, and even Aldean himself, have made a big deal about how this album is a return to his roots Read more... “Jason Aldean – They Don’t Know Review”
Ward Thomas : Cartwheels
Alongside The Shires, Ward Thomas (twin sisters Lizzy and Catherine from the Hampshire village of Liss) have emerged over the past two years as the leading proponents of British Country music. Read more... “Ward Thomas – Cartwheels Review”