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Ashley McBryde ‘Never Will’ Album Review

  By Roger Sharman Tomorrow sees the latest release from the incredibly talented Ashley McBryde,  following on from 2018’s smash ‘Girl Going Nowhere’. The Arkansas native has been riding the crest of a wave of the back of that album and her sell out tours that...

Artists Focus with Modern Age Music – ‘Tennessee Twin’

Introducing Tennesse Twin Tennessee Twin are a modern country duo from Cambridge, UK. Their original music has received wide acclaim including three Country Music Showcase awards, a No.1 EP in the UK iTunes Country Chart and winning the BA / Nashville Music City song...

New single/video from RaeLynn – ‘Keep Up’ (out now)

Platinum-selling Country queen RaeLynn has returned with another confident blast of female empowerment, calling on fans to "Keep Up" in her latest song/video (nearly 1m views to date) - please check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_pQ78yc-7w. “I want...

Eleven Hundred Springs ‘Here Tis’ Album Review

By Roger Sharman If you are someone new to the Texas country scene and wanted to listen to bands that are quintessentially Texas, then Eleven Hundred Springs are one of the bands that I would immediately recommend. They’ve been a staple for many years now.  1998 saw...

INTRODUCING COUNTRY SINGER CAROLINE JONES

  Photo credit:Tyler Lord NEW EP ALL OF THE BOYS, OUT NOW The EP Features Multiple New Mixes, from Country to Dance, of New Single “All of the Boys,” Co-Written with Country Icon Zac Brown US country / pop singer-songwriter Caroline Jones has today released her brand...

LAINEY WILSON RELEASES DOLLY PARTON-INSPIRED “WWDD”

Friday, March 27th 2020 – Rising country artist Lainey Wilson today released her new Dolly Parton-inspired track, “WWDD.” This song is the first of several new monthly releases which the songwriter recently announced with a hilarious parody video that is...

Noble Jacks Release Deluxe Edition of “Stay Awake”

The deluxe edition of the Noble Jacks’ sophomore album ‘Stay Awake’ is out today, Friday 27th March, 2020 on Noble Ground Records. The Noble Jacks are still buzzing from their recent tour, supporting The Dead South on their 2020 Served Cold Tour. Vocalist and...

INTRODUCING THE US HIT SINGLE ‘OUTLAWS & OUTSIDERS’

FEATURING TRAVIS TRITT, IVAN MOODY AND MICK MARS PLUS NEW TRACK ‘BLAME IT ON THE DOUBLE’   JUST ANNOUNCED US TOUR WITH BREAKING BENJAMIN & BUSH ACROSS THE US THIS SUMMER Canadian country rock artist Cory Marks has been burning up the US airplay charts with...

Jerry Leger has announced the following live streaming shows:

  "Just announced! "THE SHOW MUST GO ONline." Beginning this Thursday I will be live streaming here on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jerrylegermusic/) Since we had to postpone a lot of shows this Spring, each show will have a special greeting to a...

Saints Eleven Release This Town EP

Reviewed by Roger Sharman Saints Eleven return on March 27th with a new EP entitled ‘This Town’ out on their own label, just like the previous releases. The guys, hailing from the DFW (Dallas -Fort Worth) region of Texas make the kind of music that oozes energy,...

Tim Montana Announces European Tour in July 2020

ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR IN JULY INCLUDES A LONDON HEADLINE SHOW AT LAFAYETTE WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘MOSTLY STONED’, DIRECTED BY CHARLIE SHEEN  His debut album 'American Thread" is out now. Country-influenced barnburners and hard Southern-rockers.” - Rolling Stone...

Porter Union ‘Loved & Lost’ Album Review

By Roger Sharman It’s fair to say that a band’s sophomore album is nearly always the toughest release they will make in their careers. The debut album should bring a band’s name into the spotlight, create interest and the 2nd album should then start to define their...

NEW SINGLE FROM GARY QUINN “TIP OF MY TONGUE”

Fresh from a hugely productive five week visit to Nashville, and an appearance at Country 2 Country Berlin, multi award-winning singer-songwriter Gary Quinn is set to release his brand new single ‘Tip Of My Tongue’ on March 20th, with pre-orders available right now....

Ruthie Collins shares ‘Bad Woman’ (new album on April 3rd)

New York State-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ruthie Collins has shared another track from her new album Cold Comfort (out April 3rd on Curb Records) - 'Bad Woman', available to stream and download now (Spotify / Apple Music / Amazon / Youtube). Describing...

British Country Airplay’s Artist of the Week – True Strays

The challenges of forming a band mean that most split up before they even leave the practice room. But this Bristol-based, 4 piece band, are really making a name for themselves on the Americana music scene.  Self-described as Delta Rock & Roll Revivalists, they...

Noble Jacks Announce Their Headline Spring Tour

High-energy, Brighton-based, alt-Americana band Noble Jacks are itching to get out on the road again on their new headline tour, starting with the special album launch party at The Assembly Halls in Tunbridge Wells on 28th March, followed by 9 dates in April at venues...

Jessica Lynn Announces Her 2020 UK Tour

Rising Star Returns to the UK in June with The Lone Rider Tour Jessica Lynn announces her return to the UK with her 2020 headline show: The Lone Rider Tour, between 10th and 24th June. Fast on her way to becoming a household name, in the past four years the...

JIMMIE ALLEN’S “MAKE ME WANT TO” HITS #1 ON COUNTRY RADIO.

Today, platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jimmie Allen lands his second career #1 single with “Make Me Want To” (listen here) hitting #1 on both the Billboardand Mediabase country US radio charts. This accomplishment marks the first time in history that a black artist...

Saints Eleven Release Half Breed EP in Signature Candid Fashion

Texas Country Music Association’s "Country Band of the Year" are actually rockers at their core Nashville, TN-(February 11, 2020)-Saints Eleven founder and frontman, Jeff Grossman, is the kind of introverted soul that makes the best poets, authors, actors and...

British Country Airplay’s Artist of the Week is Patrick Jordan

After years of writing, recording and producing material for many other artistes and bands around the UK, Patrick Jordan began composing his own material in 2017.   Surrounding himself with such amazing songwriters and musicians for the past decade, he didn’t realise...

C2C Photo Competition – Share Your Best Memories!

We want to see your C2C photos! Post your best C2C Country to Country photo memories in the comments on our Facebook post over @CountryLowdown. Make sure you've liked our Facebook page and post. We'll pick our favourite photo on Sunday 8th March and a 'mystery'...

SUGARLAND AMPLIFIES TOUR ENERGY WITH BIGGER, LOUDER, LIVE EP

    NASHVILLE, TN (February 28, 2020) – GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar duo SUGARLAND brings the power of their tour to a special collection of tracks from the road with their newest BIGGER, LOUDER, LIVE EP via Big Machine Records, available everywhere...

Your Life is a Record – Brandy Clark

By Guest Reviewer Anna Mclauchlan Release Date: 6th March 2020 I discovered the music and stories of Brandy Clark via Brad Paisley who, in October 2013, tweeted that her first album, 12 Stories, had just been released.  Entirely on the basis of his recommendation and...

Brand New Zeros to release new single “Love You If You Let Me”

Fronted by Ronan MacManus and Luke Dolan, London-based rockers Brand New Zeros will release their new single “Love You If You Let Me” on February 28th. The track is the first single taken from their upcoming album Back To Zero, due later in 2020 on Fretsore Records,...

‘Dancing On The Floor’, The Latest Single From O&O

OUT NOW - ‘DANCING ON THE FLOOR’, THE LATEST SINGLE FROM ISRAELI-AMERICAN DUO O&O The upbeat, Southern Rock-leaning track builds on their reputation and marks a departure from their “impressive debut” 2018 EP Described as “a very fine addition to the UK’s...

Brett Young says “I do” to Astrid S Duet – Out Next Week

Pre-save Here https://BrettYoung.lnk.to/IDo_PreSave   Current Single “Catch” Approaches Top 10 at Country Radio NASHVILLE, TN (February 18, 2020) – Chart-topping artist Brett Young will trade vocals with Norway’s Astrid S on her brand-new track “I Do,” out February...

‘Carly Pearce’ by Carly Pearce

Review by Gary Tree I loved Carly Pearce’s debut album “Every Little Thing”.  The title track is gorgeous, the intro just gets me every time - apparently my second most played song of 1997 according to Spotify.  The album also had other fantastic tracks like...

Ginger Cowgirl Interview 13/2/20

With Roger Sharman I sat down with Stacey Antonel (AKA Ginger Cowgirl) before her show at Westfield House in Ealing last Thursday, we had a lot of fun putting the interview together. Hopefully this will give you all an insight into the wonderfully effervescent, warm,...

Marcus King Shares Video for “Wildflowers & Wine”

  UK HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS THIS WEEK NEW ALBUM EL DORADO LANDS AT #1 ON MULTIPLE CHARTS LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE “King is the complete package. Retro-styled yet forward facing, he plays searing blues guitar, delicate acoustic country and sings like an angel with...

OUT NOW: Andrew Jones’s debut solo single “Reminds Me of You”

Happy Valentine's Day! I am pleased to announce the release of my debut solo single "Reminds Me of You" across all platforms today the 14th February. All streaming links are available at the link below and I'd love you to check out the new track. Streaming Links...

“Half of Everything” Scott Mackay

“Half of Everything” is a witty classic country narrative that illustrates the absurdity of splitting things 50/50 in a divorce. Right in time for Valentine’s Day. You can hear his latest single on Spotify or SoundCloud now! "This song did not pour out of me. Most...

Austin Jenckes Returns to the UK to Play C2C in March 2020

Rising country music singer-songwriter Austin Jenckes returns to the UK next month to play the C2C: Country to Country festival. Austin Jenckes is known for his innately strong sense of lyrics and melody given expression through emotionally-intense vocals and; also,...

Walled Garden Music Festival – Nottingham

  Nottingham’s Cosmic American Music has teamed up with the historic Thoresby Park in Sherwood Forest to curate a brand new Americana and Roots festival within the grounds of the estate in North Nottinghamshire, a stone’s throw from Robin Hood's famous Major Oak....

Interview with Kelsey Waldon

By Roger Sharman CL: Hi Kelsey Waldon, welcome to the UK, this is your first time in the UK KW: It is. CL: Have you played in Europe before? KW: No CL: So it’s your first time in Europe then? KW: First time in general yeah. CL: How has been your experience of it so...

SCOTTY McCREERY WILL RETURN TO THE UK THIS MAY

FULL BAND HEADLINE PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED FOR LONDON, MANCHESTER, AND GLASGOW NASHVILLE, TN / LONDON, UK – (11th Feb, 2020) – Multi-Platinum country music artist Scotty McCreery, who has gained fans around the globe and earned two No. 1 hits in the United States with...

MIDLAND LIVE FROM THE PALOMINO REVIVES EPIC NIGHT

New Track “Cheatin’ Songs (Live From The Palomino)”  Leads February 28 Release Pre-Order Now: https://midland.lnk.to/LFTPPR UK TOUR DATES IN MARCH When modern traditionalists MIDLAND revived a legendary North Hollywood venue last year, the buzz of a one-night-only...

The Cadillac Three ‘Country Fuzz’ New Album Review

Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray & Neil Mason (collectively known as The Cadillac Three) but all equally talented and accomplished musicians & songwriters, have finally released their long awaited fourth album ‘Country Fuzz’. Two and a half years after the release of...

Amy LaVere – Painting Blue

There’s something uniquely fun about Amy LaVere, even when she’s breaking your heart. She is well known among songwriters and critics alike. NPR’s Robert Siegel says she “specializes in lyrics that are more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you for.” Her growing...

Chase Rice “Lonely If You Are”

Fresh off the release of his surprise project The Album Part I and his latest run of sold-out shows across the UK & Europe last month, multi-Platinum entertainer Chase Rice continues an exciting start to the year with today’s release of his “Lonely If You...

MORGAN WALLEN ANNOUNCES FIRST EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR

MAY DATES TO FEATURE HARDY AS SUPPORT - NEW DIPLO COLLABORATION OUT NOW NASHVILLE, TN. / LONDON, UK. — (February 3rd, 2020) — Hot on the heels of his sold-out U.S. headlining run and a nationwide direct support slot on Jason Aldean’s WE BACK TOUR, Big Loud Records...

New music & tour dates from Filmore – ‘My Place’

Filmore has shared his brand new track 'My Place' - listen here / visualiser here - ahead of his return to the UK this March for a run of tour dates with Twinnie. “‘My Place’ is about living with a group of friends and having a spot where everyone can hang out and...

TANYA TUCKER SCOOPS TWO GRAMMYS AT 2020 AWARDS!

Photo credit: Robby Klein Fantasy Records artist Tanya Tucker took home two GRAMMY Awards for her album While I’m Livin’. Tanya earned the first GRAMMYs of her career in the categories of Best Country Album and Best Country Song (“Bring My Flowers Now”), along with...

Andrew Jones to release debut solo single “Reminds Me of You”

Andrew Jones, formerly part of Acoustic Journey and Journey Home, is set to release his 1st solo single on 14th February 2020. Andrew says - "A bit about me... I'm Andrew Jones, a Country Singer/Songwriter from Oxfordshire in the UK. I've been performing on the UK...

CANADIAN COUNTRY STAR TEBEY RELEASES FIRST UK SINGLE.

Introducing…..Tebey Canadian country star’s first UK single  “Denim on Denim” out now If you haven’t heard of Tebey (pronounced TĀY-bāy), you have probably heard one of his songs. As well as being one of the Canadian country stars of the moment, Tebey has written hit...

Country on the Clyde 2020

Country on the Clyde’ returns to Glasgow to bring you some of your favourite UK Country artists alongside some international country acts.The event takes place on The Ferry, Glasgow (that sits on the River Clyde) over the same weekend as C2C Glasgow and is the perfect...

CHASE RICE SURPRISES FANS WITH NEW MUSIC – THE ALBUM PART I

  Seven-Song Project Includes Current Single “Lonely If You Are” NASHVILLE, TN / LONDON, UK – Multi-Platinum entertainer Chase Rice surprised fans with the release of eagerly-awaited new music, dropping The Album Part I today, (Friday Jan. 24th), with Part II to...

Darling West release latest single ‘Make It Last’

Ahead of new album We’ll Never Know Unless We Try Out on Jansen Records, February 7 2020 UK AmericanaFest Showcase Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney at 7.30pm Wednesday 29 January 2020 Today, Norwegian “cosmic folk” duo Darling West release new single ‘Make It Last’, taken...

BRANDY CLARK’S YOUR LIFE IS A RECORD OUT MARCH 6 ON WARNER RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE “WHO YOU THOUGHT I WAS” OUT NOW UK VISIT JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 1 2020 Grammy-nominated and CMA Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Brandy Clark will release her highly anticipated new album, Your Life is a Record, March 6 on Warner Records...

William Prince announces a UK and Ireland Tour March/April2020

RELIEVER BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 7th VIA GLASSNOTE RECORDS‘THE SPARK’ LEAD SINGLE OUT NOW ADDED TO RADIO 2 PLAYLIST LISTEN HERE Acclaimed Canadian singer songwriter William Prince has announced a headline tour of the UK and Ireland for March 2020. The five-date...

Jerry Leger UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 2020

Time Out For Tomorrow New album Out Now on Latent Recordings   Watch stunning, new animated video for “Read Between The Lines” here:   Canadian singer songwriter Jerry Leger, lauded by critics and fellow musicians alike, released new studio album Time Out For...

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