Playing Millport Festival on 20 August and Nashville Meets London on 24 August
Follows a successful UK run of shows earlier this year
Sidewalk Records recording artist, Ruthie Collins, will be returning to the UK next month to play two highly anticipated shows – Millport Music Festival (20 August) and Nashville Meets London (24 August), completing the trio of major country festivals that started back in March with her debut appearance at C2C. Ruthie’s return also follows a successful run of UK shows with Americana singer-songwriter Sam Outlaw earlier this year.
Collins’ released Cold Comfort + in January, an expanded version of her critically acclaimed 2020 release, Cold Comfort. Cold Comfort + features ‘Joshua Tree’ which was co-written with Luke Sheets. It’s a cathartic combination that underscores her ability to blend various sounds into her own potent delivery.
Watch the music video HERE.
Speaking on her return to the UK, Collins commented, “I’m counting the days till I get to return to the UK and perform again for the audiences that have quickly become so dear to my heart. This will be my third trip and every time is better than the last. I couldn’t be more excited to share some brand-new material, and also the fan favorites with the audiences at the Millport and Nashville Meets London Festivals!”
Praised by Billboard for its mix of “ethereal vocals alongside soaring string features, minimal piano parts, and delicate percussion,” Cold Comfort was initially released during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Unable to tour behind the album, Collins temporarily left her adopted hometown of Nashville and headed home to her mother’s place in upstate New York. There, she recorded acoustic renditions of three Cold Comfort highlights: ‘Hey Little Girl,’ ‘Joshua Tree,’ and ‘Wish You Were Here.’ Those homemade, reimagined versions appear on Cold Comfort +, demonstrating Collins’ ability to deliver a knockout performance with little more than her voice and an acoustic guitar.
RUTHIE COLLINS 2022 UK DATES
Saturday, 20 August – Millport, UK – Millport Music Festival
Wednesday, 24 August – London, UK – Nashville Meets London Festival
ABOUT RUTHIE COLLINS:
Raised on a grape farm in Fredonia, New York, Ruthie Collins fell in love with music from an early age. She learned about the classical world from her mother, a pianist and organist, and the gospel world from church, where she sang in the choir, but it was the radio that first introduced her to the magic of pop and country, and she spent her formative teenage years enamored with the stories and melodies that lit up the dial. After college, Collins spent five years writing songs and waiting tables in Nashville before landing a deal with Curb Records. Named to CMT’s prestigious “Next Women Of Country” series, Collins began turning heads almost immediately with a series of critically acclaimed releases and showstopping festival performances that prompted the LA Times to praise her “sunny demeanor” and Rolling Stone to rave that “Collins’ voice has the fluttery nuances more common in Seventies Laurel Canyon than in modern country.” Her latest album, Cold Comfort +, a captivating blend of cinematic roots, intimate folk, and old-school country, is available everywhere.
ABOUT CURB RECORDS:
Celebrating 58 years in business, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1964, Curb Records has achieved 435 number one records, over 1,500 Top Ten records, and charted over 4,500 total records. With over a half-century in operation, Curb Records has been influential in the careers of some of the biggest names in music, including: Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr., Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Dylan Scott, Sawyer Brown, Wynonna, Lyle Lovett, for KING & COUNTRY, Big Daddy Weave and We Are Messengers, among many others. Today’s roster includes some of the top names across multiple genres of music.
For more information, visit www.curb.com.