Another Brit to check out here, Stuart has been touring the U.K. circuit with the angels with dirty faces and has become a household name amongst Brit Country fans. He’s already picking up award nods this year from establishments around the U.K. and Europe so make sure you check him out whilst you can at C2C.
Song Recommendation: Love Me Now
Alex comes from Gainsborough in the state of Georgia, he doesn’t like to be compared to other artists as he has a unique blend of influences from Keith Urban to Bruce Springsteen. He’s signed to Monument Records and is currently in the studio working with one of the best writers and producers in the World, Shane McAnally.
Recommended song: Half Past You
I recently saw Kyle Daniel support Brandy Clark on tour over here. Not too dissimilar to Chris Stapleton, Kyle has distinct husky vocals that lend themselves well to his deep and intricate lyrics.
Recommended Song: Born to Lose
Tim Hicks is a Canadian Country singer, he’s recently toured with Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee and Dierks Bentley. He’s also written with the boys from Florida Georgia Line and had success on the Canadian Hot 100 and Country charts.
Recommended Song: The Worst Kind ft Lindsay Ell
Anyone who knows me knows that Katy is an artist I champion above all other UK artists. Her vocals are incredibly powerful, her writing is well thought out and she is one of, if not the most hard working UK Country artist there is!
Recommended Song: Small Town
King Calaway is a six piece Country Pop band, they had chart success last year with their single World For Two. The band was pieced together by the industry in a way but they’re all talented vocalists and musicians. Four of them come from the US whilst Keyboard and guitar player Simon Dumas comes from Gibraltar and Jordan Harvey who plays guitar comes from Scotland!
Recommended Song: World For Two
A brother and Sister duo with catchy songs, The Luck once again from the U.K. has toured with some great artists and their songs will really get you into the C2C party mood!
Recommended Song: Lionheart
It’s not Una’s first rodeo or her first C2C, she is a seasoned pro on the U.K. scene. As a past member of the Saturdays Una has had lots of experience in the music industry but it is only in recent years that she has had chance to explore her real passion of Country music.
Recommended Song: Strangers
The duo is signed to Broken Bow Records and are a really talented couple of lads who play almost every instrument on their studio recordings as well as co-write the majority of their songs. They are another one of the CMA KixStart Scholarship artists, the next generation of big Country stars!
Recommended Song: Slow Roll
Tebey is an exciting multi-genre songwriter from Canada. He has had his songs recorded by pop artists such as One Direction and Cher. Perhaps most notably in Country he wrote Justin Moore’s number one hit Somebody Else Will. However he is an artist in his own right and has had chart success particularly in Canada.
Recommended Song: Denim on Denim
Another Brit on the line up here. Danny has had global success with his original material winning accolades and being invited to play prestigious festivals. He has supported the likes of Canaan Cox and Charlie Worsham. He writes, performs and produces his own material at Puzzle maker studio in Bristol.
Recommended Song: When I See You
Matt Lang has worked with producer Danick Dupelle a member of the popular Canadian group Emerson Drive in Nashville and the record they created topped the iTunes country charts for several weeks. His debut single has over 1.8 million streams on Spotify.
Recommended Song: My Final Pour
Jess is another UK artist from Yorkshire. Her influences include Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood and Carole King to name a few. Again she has a very Country-Pop sound and she will certainly be one to watch at C2C, her voice is amazing.
Recommended Song: Ready to Face it
Robert really intrigues me, he’s recently signed to Sony/ATV after winning a multi-day songwriting competition in his hometown of Franklin, TN. He’s a new comer but a very exciting one and I predict big things for this Country-rocker in the future.
Recommended Song: Someone in my Someday
Haley and Michaels
Married couple Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels hail from California. Their debut single Just Another Love Song was co-written by Richie McDonald of the band lonestar, it charted in the mid-fifties on the AirPlay chart. They have since signed to a new label and had their songs featured in films and by sports teams.
Recommended Song: Hail Mary
The Orange Circus Band
The Celtic Americana Quartet based in the U.K. has roots in Virginia, Wales and Cornwall. They’re a very unique band and you don’t want to miss them at C2C, they’re style of music really suits the festival vibe.
Recommended Song: The Saturday Song
Joe Buck is going to be the talk of the festival, I have no doubt! Perhaps one of the most interesting names on the line up for his style of music, Country and Punk Rock! He once part owned a Honky Tonk on Broadway in Nashville - fun fact for you there!
Recommended Song: White Roses
Kaitlyn Baker from Virginia draws on personal experience in her songs. Hailed as the new Coal Miners Daughter due to her family’s history Kaitlyn writes some fantastic Country songs and uses traditional instrumentation. She has been performing since a very young age and had self released three EPs by the time she was 14.
Recommended Song: Heart of Appalachia
Angie is one of the CMA KixStart artist scholarship recipients. She averages around 10-15 gigs per month and her song Happily Ever After has surpassed 4 million streams and is the soundtrack for Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom night firework show. She is one of Rolling Stones artists to watch.
Recommended Song: Leave California