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...

January 10, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats has successfully been played out in theatres around the World since 1981. When the show opened on Broadway it received mixed reviews but still went on to be a commercial success and all these years later, the film based on the show (which was based on poems written by TS Eliot) was released in cinemas to mixed reviews. Though most of the negative criticisms were aimed towards the shows CGI effect, Ll...

December 19, 2019

It is that time of year again when we start to wind down and look at the highs and lows of 2019! There have been some superb moments in Country music in 2019, there's been some controversy too but I wanted to present to you my top five albums of 2019! It was a tough one to narrow down but I think I have just about managed it. So without further ado here are my top picks!

5. Luke Combs - What You See Is What You Get

This will sti...

December 4, 2019

The news we have all been waiting for, when is Taylor Swift next coming to our shores to perform? Well fear not, just as Swift promised a date has been announced for Taylor to return to the UK to showcase her new album Lover. It's been a whirlwind year for Taylor and these past few months have been a rollercoaster of emotions for the star and her team with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, but this has not put the s...

August 24, 2019

“Merry Swiftmas” I proclaimed yesterday morning as I picked up a copy of Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album Lover the minute doors opened at the local record store, sporting a Taylor Swift t-shirt and my reputation socks! HMV sold out of copies quickly in Manchester but according to one article online Taylor’s star is falling, the pop-stars career is crashing rapidly... seriously? This is an artist who sold a million copies a...

August 17, 2019

Taylor Swift introduced us to her new era a few months ago with the release of Me! featuring Brandon Urie. In the music video she dropped lots of little Easter eggs for us to find about this next chapter and now many of those little hints are starting to come together and make sense! The album's title Lover was written almost as a big flashing neon sign in the middle of the video and today the title track, which is the fourth...

May 16, 2019

So last week we found out the nominations for this year's CMT Awards. The awards show as we know it today has been running since 2002 but has actually been running much longer, since the late sixties. Loretta Lynn and Carrie Underwood are amongst the awards biggest winners and once again Carrie is nominated for a couple of awards. So here at The Writers Room we decided to each predict the video we think is going to win and why...

January 23, 2019

Devin Dawson has been touring the UK this past week opening the show for Dan and Shay but this is not his first visit. He has played support slots and festivals over here in the past and as Dan and Shay closed their show they said what much of the Manchester crowd (those that turned up in time for the support) were thinking, it’s time Devin did his own headline tour! His personality and stage etiquette is endearing even if he...

December 27, 2018

1. In 1968 Tammy Wynette released the number 1 hit Stand By Your Man but how many times was Wynette married? 

2. In 2014 Little Big Town released the song Girl Crush which was controversial on Country Radio but which three women wrote it? Bonus points if you can tell me how many Grammy’s it won? 

3. Which two country outlaws founded the Highwaymen alongside Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings? 

4. In 2017 which artist became the firs...

November 20, 2018

Dolly Parton is known for her fantastic songwriting ability and her signature vocals but above all this she is a business lady, a very good one. For years she has tried her hand at a number of creative projects and had her fingers in many different kinds of pies. Now for the first time, one of those projects is coming to life in the West End in London as 9 to 5 the musical gets reimagined at the Savoy Theatre. The musical whic...

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Zoe Hodges has been a Country music journalist for 3 years over at Best of British Country Music and has been writing songs a lot longer. She's performed in the UK, the US and Bulgaria and has had press access to gigs and festivals all over Great Britain and even in Nashville and has had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest names in the genre. Zoe is eager to broaden her horizons in this new venture which aims to focus on songwriters across all genres though old habits die hard so expect a little bit of emphasis on the Country and Pop side of music!

Guest writer Molly Adele Brown has recently moved from New York to Nashville to chase her dream of being a hit songwriter and Country singer. After meeting Molly earlier this year when she was performing at Vamos Festival in Perth Scotland, we asked her to share her stories and adventures as she tries to make it in Nashville! Earlier this year Molly played the world famous CMA Festival, so we'd say she's doing pretty well for herself! We wish her all the best and can't wait to share more of her adventures with you. Check out Molly's music here.

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