C2C RETURNS 11 – 13 MARCH 2022!
THE O2, LONDON / 3ARENA, DUBLIN / THE SSE HYDRO, GLASGOW
INTRODUCING NASHVILLE ANNOUNCED FOR ARENA MAINSTAGE
MORGAN WADE, TIERA, PRISCILLA BLOCK
SPOTLIGHT STAGE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR LONDON + GLASGOW
BRELAND, BRITTNEY SPENCER, CALLIE TWISSELMAN, CALLISTA CLARK, TENILLE ARTS, TENILLE TOWNES + SEAFORTH
Country to Country is pleased to announce that Morgan Wade, Tiera and Priscilla Block will take to the mainstage as part of the Country Music Association’s international series Introducing Nashville.
Since 2019, CMA’s international artist-focused touring series Introducing Nashville has taken Nashville-style songwriter rounds across the globe, which see artists taking the stage together in an acoustic line-up to share the stories behind their songs. This line-up of incredibly talented artists is a great representation and a true cross section of what is coming out of Music City right now. For more information about Introducing Nashville, visit IntroducingNashville.com
Country to Country 2022 is also delighted to confirm the Spotlight Stage is returning to London presenting some of the brightest upcoming artists including BRELAND, Brittney Spencer, Callie Twisselman, Callista Clark, Seaforth, Tenille Arts and Tenille Townes with more to be announced.
Situated in London and Glasgow’s main arena, the Spotlight Stage hosts performances in between main artist sets. Many of the biggest new acts winning fans on American country radio and supporting major tours play the Spotlight Stage, giving fans the chance to see stripped back performances from some incredible up and coming talent.
A favourite amongst C2C fans, the C2C Official Aftershow Parties are back! Taking place post mainstage celebrations in indigo at The O2, the Official Aftershows will continue the party with headline sets from special guests. Nashville’s own resident DJ Hish will once more host and close out the night with his legendary sets. Tickets are on sale now www.gigsandtours.com and www.axs.com.
Headlining next year’s festival are country music superstars Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and Miranda Lambert. Also making their return next year are multiple CMA Award winners and nominees Kip Moore, Brett Young, and Ashley McBryde alongside Russell Dickerson, Scotty McCreery, Flatland Cavalry, Runaway June and Hailey Whitters who all make their main stage debuts.
Country to Country has become a staple in the UK festival calendar and has brought country music to the UK and Ireland masses, with tens of thousands of fans attending each year. The festival continuously hosts the best in country music and entertainment, bringing over the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe. In 2019, C2C welcomed over 70,000 fans, who enjoyed music from artists including Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Lyle Lovett, Cam, Dustin Lynch, Ashley McBryde, Chase Rice, Carly Pearce, Drake White & The Big Fire and more; as well as programming from the Festival Stages, BBC Radio 2 Stage, CMA Screenings, The Bluebird Café, Aftershows and C2C Sessions.
Tickets are available from:
- London – www.axs.com/c2c / 08448 244824 and www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051
- Dublin – www.ticketmaster.ie
- Glasgow www.gigsinscotland.com / 08444 999 990
C2C’S OFFICIAL AFTERSHOW PARTY RETURNS TO INDIGO AT THE O2 LONDON
WITH NASHVILLE’S DJ HISH PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
Morgan Wade has never sounded like anybody else, and for a long time, she thought that meant her songs were just for her. Thankfully, Wade figured out that when you grow up in Floyd, Virginia, where bluegrass sustains everyone like the Blue Ridge Mountain air but you hear other sounds like pop and punk in your own head, singing for yourself is the way to become the artist you were always meant to be. Produced by Paul Ebersold and Sadler Vaden––Jason Isbell’s longtime guitarist and an acclaimed solo artist in his own right––Wade’s full-length debut Reckless, available now via Thirty Tigers, is a confident rock-and-roll record that couintroduces a young singer-songwriter who is embracing her strengths and quirks as she continues to ask questions about who she is––and who she wants to be. “This is different than anything I’ve ever done before,” she says of the record. “It’s opened up a bunch of different lanes––and I’m proud of it. A lot of the songs are about figuring out what the hell I’m doing.” Wade pauses and grins. “Maybe record number two will be a little bit more about knowing who I am.”
Read more at MorganWadeMusic.com.
With a self-described R&B Country sound, rising singer/songwriter Tiera is emerging as one of the most exciting voices in the format. Lighting a fire with the release of her debut self-titled EP earlier this year, the Alabama native is paving her own path with standout tracks “Found It In You” and “Shut It Down.” Named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Teen Vogue, Nashville Lifestyles, CMT, Spotify’s Hot Country, Country Now and Sounds Like Nashville, Tiera has also earned critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, American Songwriter, PEOPLE, E! News and Nashville Scene. Last year, she was inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country and Listen Up Class of 2020 as well as AIMP’s Rising Songwriters Class of 2020. When not in the writer’s room or recording studio, she hosts a daily radio show on Apple Music Country called The Tiera Show. Tiera is currently working on new music for her debut release via The Valory Music Co.
Read more at TieraMusic.com.
Country artist Priscilla Block draws listeners in with her unfiltered, relatable songwriting and catchy melodies. Pegged as a 2021 Artist to Watch by Amazon Music, PANDORA, Spotify, CMT, The Boot, MusicRow, Sounds Like Nashville, Country Now, Music Mayhem and more, Block’s honest and upfront approach promotes self-love, empowerment, and acceptance through her own blend of country pop and southern rock, dubbed the Block Party sound. In early 2020, Block was struggling to make ends meet after losing her job and her apartment. Unable to get out and play in person due to COVID-19, Priscilla began experimenting on TikTok and quickly developed a rabid fanbase with songs like “Thick Thighs,” “PMS” and “Just About Over You.” Fans rallied together to independently fund Block’s recording and since then, “Just About Over You” has peaked both the iTunes Country and All-Genre song charts, the song was named one of The New York Times Best Songs of 2020, and it is now top 15 on the country radio charts. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Priscilla moved to Nashville to pursue music shortly after high school. In Nashville, the affable, hardworking, student of life worked multiple jobs to make ends meet, then a chance encounter with her idol – Taylor Swift – was the sign she needed to dive all the way in on her music. Block is a seasoned performer, sharing the stage and opening for many artists including John Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini, Rodney Atkins and Dierks Bentley. She is currently on tour with Ashley McBryde.
Read more at PriscillaBlock.com.
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