Buffalo Nichols was born in Houston and raised in Milwaukee. He performed in church and multiple local bar bands, but it took leaving the United States to understand his true musical direction. In West Africa and Europe, Nichols saw how Black folkways could be modernised and appreciated in the present day. He wanted “more Black people to hear themselves in this music that is truly theirs.” Embracing the blues as a contemporary form resulted in his debut album, Buffalo Nichols.Continue reading “Buffalo Nichols explores misery with luscious delivery”
In March 2020, the organisers of Country To Country festival (C2C) has to take the heartbreaking decision to cancel at short notice to protect fans, artists, vendors, and staff from the emerging pandemic. Unfortunately, conditions weren’t right in 2021 either. It’s been a long time coming, but now we’re thrilled to share that C2C has announced dates and artists for a mammoth weekend of country music in 2022!Continue reading “Country To Country (C2C) 2022 line up revealed!”
UK country duo The Shires were named by Billboard as “the best-selling country duo in the UK.” Career highlights including selling out Royal Albert Hall and performing on BBAC Radio 2 to commemorate the Royal Wedding.
In response to the challenges of COVID-19, they would like you to join them for a ‘next-level’ online performance on April 10, 2021, at 8pm BST (3pm ET).Continue reading “Join The Shires live online”
AFI have come back strong with two new songs, Dulcería and Far Too Near. Dulcería was co-written with The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan. Check out the videos here!Continue reading “AFI are back!”
Tim McGraw digital deluxe album editions are like buses: two come along at once!
Here On Earth, released in August 2020, marked McGraw’s fourth straight decade with a #1 album on the Billboard Country Album chart. It was his 19th number 1 worldwide and his 17th number 1 in the U.S. The album offers vignettes of shared human emotions such as love, relationships, introspection, and fun.
The Grammy® winning superstar has excelled himself with two deluxe versions of the album. The Ultimate Edition features six new songs, while the Video Edition features the new songs, including the new single God Moves The Pen, and six videos.Continue reading “Tim McGraw fans: get ready for an out of this world experience Here On Earth!”
GRAMMY® Award winning singer-songwriter Jennifer Nettles forged her reputation in the renowned country duo Sugarland, while adding to her country kudos by portraying Dolly Parton’s mother in several TV movies.
She crossed genres by duetting with Bon Jovi on Who Says You Can’t Go Home, and now she’s ready to completely transcend country with Always Like New, a versatile album of American Songbook classics.Continue reading “Rediscover the American Songbook Classics with Jennifer Nettles”
Great news – platinum selling country singer-songwriter Jimmie Allen has been recognised as the Academy of Country Music Awards New Male Artist of The Year!
Allen was surprised with the news by ACM Awards host and 15 times winner Keith Urban, who also honoured Gabby Barrett as the New Female Artist of the Year.Continue reading “Congratulations American Country Music Award winner Jimmie Allen!”
Having built a reputation as a Juno award nominated artist known as Oh Susanna, it’s a big decision to rebrand after nine albums. It seems fitting to enlist the tenth record to help spread the message through the album title, My Name is Suzie Ungerleider.
Ungeleider explained: “here I am, leaving behind the trappings of a persona that gave me the courage to climb up onstage and reveal what is in my heart. It once protected me, but I need to take it off so I can be all of who I am.” The “exciting, dark, funny, charming” character that she thought was Oh Susanna was Suzie Ungerleider all along.Continue reading “Remember Oh Susanna? Meet Suzie Ungerleider”
Country music stalwart Alan Jackson is returning with his first album of all new music in six years. Where Have You Gone is his 16th studio album of 25 albums overall (including THREE greatest hits collections!).Continue reading ““It’s a little harder country than even I’ve done in the past”: Country music superstar Alan Jackson is back”
We’re all missing live music venues; Ed Cosens is no exception. So when he got the chance to film his new video at his hometown Sheffield’s iconic venue The Leadmill, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. 12 hands, in fact!Continue reading “Ed Cosens found a way to support the music venues that supported him”