In a Nut Shell: The Town Square Stage

February 1, 2019

The Town Square is a feature that has grown and grown over the years, there is everything a Country fan could want in that section especially if you like to dress the part too! There's plenty of bars, food venders, CD stalls (with signed CDs too), cowboy boots, cowboy hats, western shirts and bolo ties... yeah basically everything you could ever want and that is all set to quality live music so whilst we await some information about those official traders lets take a look at the entertainment. Once again we'll update the timings as soon as we know so keep checking back!

 

Ingrid Andress

 

Ingrid Andress is probably the newest of the new comers as she exclaimed on social media that this would be her first festival ever! The Boot have named her an artist to watch in 2019 and she has been involved in the CMT Next Women of Country campaign. Although she has released music in the States I haven’t been able to locate it on the usual platforms here in the UK so you’re just going to have to pop along to her set and pick up a good old fashioned CD (possibly signed!) Like I will be doing!

Recommended Song: -

Stages and Timings: 

Town Square -

Big Entrance -

 

Kaylee Bell

 

We really are Country 2 Country with artists visiting us from all over the World! Originally from New Zealand Kaylee Bell has written with Morgan Evans and opened the show for The Dixie Chicks and performed with Keith Urban on two of his tours. She has had over ten top 10 singles on the Australian Country charts and has caught the attention of the likes of Carrie Underwood.

Recommended Song: 

Getting Closer

Stages and Timings:

Town Square -

Big Entrance -

 

Kenny Foster

 

Kenny Foster is an artist that has taken a lot of time over his music, this can only be a good thing and when an album takes 14 years to make well you know the artist has put everything they had into that record. Kenny has worked with some great writers and producers including Mitch Dane.

Recommended Song: 

Stand

Stages and Timings:

Big Entrance -

 

Lainey Wilson

 

Lainey Wilson’s voice is recognisable anywhere, it’s so unique and it’s not just her voice but the Country sound she has crafted too. She is a feisty girl, full of determination which is what you need to make it in Nashville when you’re living out of a camper! Signed to Broken Bow she is spending part of 2019 out on the road with Morgan Wallen.

Recommended Song:

Middle Finger

Stages and Timings:

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

CMW Hub -

Late Night Saloon - Saturday - 10pm

 

Lauren Jenkins

 

Finally a Big Machine Recording Artist! No Country Festival is complete without a few rising stars from one of the biggest Country labels ever! Her album No Saint coincides with C2C as it is released in March. She was chosen as a member of the class of 2019 by DJ Bobby Bones and has just finished writing, co-producing and starring in a short film.

Recommended Song:

Give Up The Ghost

Stages and Timings:

Town Square -

 

Logan Mize

 

When your great uncle is known for crafting a whole sound you know music is in your blood, at least that’s the case for Logan Mize who’s great uncle Billy Mize crafted the Bakersfield sound. He has a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog and has released a series of records his latest landing in the top 20 of the billboard country albums chart!

Recommended song: 

Ain’t Always Pretty

Stages and Timings:

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

CMW Hub -

 

Raelynn

 

I have followed RaeLynn’s career for some years now and always thought she’s be the first act on the main stage one night or at least on the spotlight stage but unfortunately for us she is only on the pop-ups and afterparty stage! After being eliminated in the Voice Quarterfinals in 2012 RaeLynn went on to release an album which topped the Country album charts and have a series of singles which charted on both the Hot Country songs and Country Airplay charts including the ever so slightly controversial, Gold certified God Made Girls which is her highest charting single at #7.

Recommended Song: 

God Made Girls

Stages and Timings:

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

Afterparty - Sunday - 10pm

 

Robert Vincent

 

Robert hails from this side of the pond! The Liverpudlian has caught the attention of Bob Harris and has won Americana Music Association Awards in the past. He’s been releasing music since 2013 and has been climbing up the ladder of success ever since! It’s always nice to see some homegrown talent on the festival stages so don’t miss Robert!

Recommended Song:

So in Love

Stages and Timings:

Town Square -

Big Entrance -

 

Sam Palladio

 

Ah potentially the most famous name of the pop-up stage artists. Sam Palladio who played Gunnar Scott in the TV program Nashville has been working on his own record since the show ended after six seasons. Last year the Englishman played a number of festivals in the UK including Black Deer and SummerTyne Americana Festival. He is bound to play a mixture of originals and songs from the soundtrack of the hit US Drama.

Recommended Song: 

Wake Me Up In Nashville

Stages and Timings: 

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

CMW Hub -

 

Sarah Darling

 

Sarah comes over to the UK multiple times a year, especially to play festivals! She has had a successful career as an independent artist in Nashville and has some beautiful songs. She has written with some top writers too such as Brandy Clark and Josh Osborne and her story telling lyrics are perfect for every kind of Country fan.

Recommended Song:

The Boy Never Stays

Stages and Timings:

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

CMW Hub -

 

The Adelaides

 

After recently wrapping up a tour of the UK  supporting Charles Esten from the hit TV show Nashville Birmingham based The Adelaides have been going from strength to strength since they broke out onto the UK Country scene. This isn’t their first time at C2C and are back by popular demand! They are influenced by The Dixie Chicks, Maren Morris and Rascal Flatts.

Recommended Song:

Clean Sheets

Stages and Timings:

Town Square -

Big Entrance -

 

Travis Denning

 

Those of you who are going to the Songwriters on the Thursday Night will have already seen this man! They say Nashville is a ten year town:- you move it takes you ten years to “make it” but Travis had signed a publishing deal before he even celebrated living there a year! He’s opened for the likes of Alan Jackson, Cole Swindell and Lanco.

Recommended Song:

David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs

Stages and Timings:

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

 

Twinnie

 

Twinnie is a frequent flyer at C2C having played the pop-ups once or twice before, the ex Hollyoaks star from York is signed to BMG and has written a couple of songs for other artists such as the song Black and White by The Shires. She’s been in films, television and theatre but is focusing on the Country music right now.

Recommended Song: 

Check out her cover of Patsy Cline’s Crazy

Stages and Timings:

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

 

Fairground Saints

 

Signed to Sony Nashville this trio from California came about after one member wanted to upgrade from being a solo artist to a group. They have spent a lot of time on the road since their formation touring with Scotty McCreery, Brothers Osborne and Kip Moore to name a few. Under their previous label Verve Records they released an album which included a couple of songs that charted Turn This Car Around and Can’t Control The Weather.

Recommended Song:

Somewhere Down The Line

Stages and Timings:

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

Spotlight -

 

Noah Schnacky

 

Noah Schnacky is certainly a new name to me and there is limited information about him on the World Wide Web but what I do know is that he’s a young heart throb who’s making waves in the States! His latest releases have been playlist on Spotify and received support from Shazam. He likes to reward and surprise his fans particularly when out on the road and he has supported Brett Eldredge and Hunter Hayes.

Recommended Song: 

Hello Beautiful

Stages and Timings:

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

CMW Hub -

 

Michael Ray

 

Propelled to fame due to his involvement on the show The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep where he was mentored by John Rich of the band Big and Rich, Michael Ray has gone on to write Run Away With You a hit single for Big and Rich. His own song Kiss You In The Morning topped the Country Airplay charts in the US. He is signed to Atlantic Records and is engaged to main stage act Carly Pearce.

Recommended Song:

Kiss You in the Morning

Stages and Timings: 

Radio 2 -

Town Square -

Spotlight -

Afterparty - Saturday - 10pm

 

 

 

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