September 5, 2019

Last year a number of fantastic new Country festivals popped up around the UK and the fans turned out in full force to support them. One of the most successful of these festivals was The Long Road held at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire. This years festival will take place in just a couple of days and here is what we recommend you see and do whilst you’re there! Remember a festival is about more than just the music, it’s the a...

September 21, 2018

The Long Road was full of talented singer-songwriters but also very talented musicians, Charlie Worsham is a fantastic guitarist who's backed so many artists before making it as a successful frontman himself and Striking Matches are renowned for their mesmerising playing abilities. However those who had never seen Ashley Campbell before were pleasantly surprised by her banjo skills, a skill she developed whilst touring with he...

September 19, 2018

On the few occasions that I've had the pleasure of seeing Charlie Worsham perform live he has instantly won the audience over. He has an endearing personality that shines through on stage and so I was eager to catch up with him at The Long Road to find out more about the Mississippi native who loves the UK audiences almost as much as they love him! He won me over straight away as he complemented my phone case which has Guinea...

September 18, 2018

When Carrie cancelled her headline set at The Long Road I'm sure, like me, most of you were gutted, though our main priority was wishing her a speedy recovery there was much speculation as to who would fill her boots! That man was Aaron Watson. Now I'd seen Aaron before and knew that he had what it takes, he's full of energy and passion for the music he makes. I was excited to talk to him before the festivities kicked off on S...

September 12, 2018

When a new Country festival gets announced in the UK there are mixed reactions, of course you have the initial excitement from many fans alongside the doubts of what kind of artists a new venture can attract, which of course leads to the UK/US Country argument. However when you hear that Mr Baylen Leonard is involved with the planning and organisation of the event, you know you’re in for a great time with a stellar line up! An...

August 10, 2018

The highlight for me on the Sunday, and one of the highlights of the weekend in fact is Ashley Campbell. We've spoke about her a lot on the site and interviewed her too, she may be the daughter of the legendary Glen Campbell but she is a bright shining star in her own right. Her debut album offers Country fans something fresh, Country Pop yet you can hear the classic Country influences whilst lyrically the album is littered wi...

August 9, 2018

A first time festival often starts out small and works it's way up, that usually includes the line-up, you don't usually get big names in the first year... So recently The Long Road announced headliner Carrie Underwood... yeah they started off small! Carrie has won over 170 worldwide awards including 7 Grammy's, she's also the only Country artist to have all of her first five albums reach number one or two on the Country album...

August 8, 2018

The announcement of the brand new festival The Long Road taking place in Leicester in September thrilled country music fans. As a first time festival uncertainty loomed over how it would pan out but as it draws closer and closer and more and more artists are announced the worries fall away and the excitement builds as a dream line up for any roots, americana and country fans materialises. Today we're going to go through the Fr...

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