January 14, 2020

Country 2 Country is drawing ever closer and just before Christmas we saw more additions to the line up as many of the spotlight stage artists were announced. As always we’re going to give you a little information about each and every artist including a recommended song to get you started on your research, this will help you plan your weekend’s schedule! 

Mitchell Tenpenny

Friday’s first spotlight artist is Mitchell Tenpenny. Bo...

November 21, 2019

Well if there was any negativity surrounding the C2C announcement, there certainly wasn’t when it came to the CMA Songwriters announcement! Yes the CMA have pulled it out the bag bringing all three of the songwriting team the love junkies to our shores! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them perform in Nashville at Tin Pan South in the past and what a treat it was. Together, the three of them have written a number of hits and al...

October 26, 2019

For those that know me you will be aware that Brandy Clark is one of my favourite artists and songwriters. Therefore I go to every concert with a slightly biased view! I couldn’t wait to review last nights concert as after speaking to her a couple of weeks back, I knew she was going to be playing new material off her upcoming record. This was also the first time in a long time that Brandy would be playing with a full band as o...

October 24, 2019

Well the announcement takes time to sink in for some of us, especially when evaluating what it means for the festival which is in it’s eighth year, and what it means for Country music in the UK. The initial reaction from me last night was “oh…I’ve seen all of them before…most of them at a previous C2C” but is this just our spoilt brat phase, isn’t it good that we have artists wanting to return to the UK? In this article we’ll...

October 21, 2019

Well Country Music Week is well and truly underway for me, it started on Saturday in Manchester at The Bridgewater Hall when The Adelaides opened up for Charles Esten. From what I’d heard of the girls in the past I will be honest, I wasn’t excited but I promised to give them a fair chance this time and I’m glad I did. Two well known country covers punctuated a mainly original set. My Church by Maren Morris sounded sublime with...

October 10, 2019

One of my favourite artists and songwriters of all time is Brandy Clark, the grammy nominated Country writer is the greatest storyteller around, and I was overjoyed to hear that a new album was just around the corner. As part of Country music week, Brandy is coming to our shores to play just one show in London and I was keen to chat to her again ahead of that show. It was the third time we’d had the pleasure of chatting but th...

September 22, 2019

So festival season is over but the music never stops, well not the country music anyway as Country Music Week is just around the corner! In its 3rd year, Country Music Week takes place every October and during this time artists from all over the World put on shows for us and the line up for C2C is announced. This year is looking better than ever and I’m here to take you through the must-see events. Though mostly based in the c...

March 24, 2019

Noah Schnacky was a new name to me before Country 2 Country, he had a couple of good tracks out but I knew little about him. However his performance and attitude really impressed me more than anyone's at C2C, his performance was so well thought out, his crowd engagement and his monologues were meticulously planned and executed. Back to the very basics he has a strong but sweet voice and great love songs. Before his show in Lon...

March 23, 2019

On the Thursday evening at CMA Songwriters Series we all got to know Jimmie Allen a little bit better. His funny, down to earth personality shone through as he joked with the other writers on stage, his gentle nature came across as he fought back tears during the emotional Warrior and his talent spoke for itself on every song he sung! He has recently had much deserved success with his song Best Shot claiming the top spot on th...

March 21, 2019

Laura Veltz, much like Ross Copperman has crossed my radar time and time again. Her most notable work is perhaps that she has done with Maren Morris since she has had a number of cuts both on her first record including single Rich and on her second record which has just been released. At the end of last yer leading into the new year Laura had a hit song sitting comfortably atop the Billboard Hot country Songs chart in the form...

March 17, 2019

I love songwriters, I enjoy looking up who's written what and exploring new music through finding out about the writer and what else they've written. Ross Copperman is a name that has crossed my radar a number of times in the past few years that I've done this. Almost every radio show there's at least one song that Ross has written or produced and he consistently has songs in the top ten of the Country charts so as you can ima...

March 15, 2019

When Carly Pearce was first announced for C2C I was very excited! The girl who'd been struggling to make it since dropping out of High School to perform at Dollywood broke onto the seen with hit single Every Little Thing which got to number 1 on the airplay charts a feat that very few females achieve nowadays. I knew she'd be the perfect fit for the C2C crowd and I was keen to chat to her and find out more about her career so...

March 13, 2019

Well for the past year and a half I have been trying to catch up with Ashley McBryde and never more so than after that C2C performance last year in the Indigo where she blew the crowd away and reduced us to tears with her powerful vocals and emotional story telling lyrics. Never before has a satellite stage performer returned to C2C the following year and played the second slot on the main stage but the UK crowd demanded Ashle...

March 11, 2019

Well time has flown by this weekend, I can't beleive it's over for another year! But what a weekend it's been and what an incredible final day. My day began watching Kerri Watt finish her set on the Town Square stage, there was quite a sleepy crowd but a sizeable crowd none the less, similarly on the Big Entrance stage British group Remember Monday had drawn a large crowd and were showing off their harmonies as I passed throug...

March 10, 2019

What a truly fantastic day 2 at C2C, from 10am until 11pm it was none stop quality Country music! My day began catching up with the mysterious Noah Schnacky who was very excited to be playing in London. Then I headed over to catch Sam Palladio at the BBC Radio 2 stage! What a show he put on, opening with Hello Heartbreak Blues (which has been stuck in my head ever since!) he went on to play songs from the TV show Nashville inc...

Please reload

Official After Parties!

Will update with timings in due course

Radio 2 Stage
Town Square Stage
Country Music Week Hub
Big Entrance Stage
Late Night Saloon
The Saloon
C2C Late Night Stage

© 2017 by The Writers Room. Proudly created with Wix.com