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This week’s No.1 Video is –

 Dan & Shay & Speechless again, the highest climber is again Kane Brown & Lose it.  

So this week we have the 2nd highest climber,

Dierks Bentley & Burning Man

 

10/12/2018

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SPOTLIGHT ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR C2C 2019

ABBY ANDERSON - CAROLINE JONES - CATHERINE MCGRATH-FAIRGROUND SAINTS - JIMMIE ALLEN RUNAWAY JUNE - THE WANDERING HEARTS The first Spotlight Stage artists for Country to Country 2019 in London have been revealed. Catherine McGrath and The Wandering Hearts move into the...

Deer Tick – “Mayonnaise”

Over the last year or so beloved Rhode Island band 'Deer Tick' have really jumped up a notch, releasing two records (“Vol. 1” and “Vol. 2”) that showcased their two opposing sides. “Vol. 1” made a play for dreamy, confessional folk-rooted acoustic guitars - described...

Tom Buller – When A Country Boy Gets the Blues

Review by Roger Sharman One of the big pluses of writing in the country music industry for me is the amount of new music that I get to listen to. That being said, it's not all good,  but it's certainly worth listening to the not so good records to uncover the gems,...

Logan Mize – ‘Better Off Gone”

Logan Mize is an accomplished singer/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas, who has deep musical roots to his family tree. His great uncle was Billy Mize, largely known for crafting and evolving the legendary Bakersfield sound, which included musical pioneers Merle...

Kevin McGuire’s Brand New Single ‘As Good As it Gets’

“Nashville better prepare for Kevin McGuire…. It’s certain that the country singer is going places” – The Scottish Sun “Kevin McGuire’s vocals are so strong, clear and authentically country” – Celebmix With appearances at Country2Country, Nashville Meets London, The...

British Country Airplay’s Artiste of the Week is… Laura Oakes

Former Voice contestant Laura, from Liverpool, has come a long way since she was mentored on the show by The Script singer Danny O’Donoghue.  But although she didn’t win she has gone on to carve herself an increasingly successful career in country music. But where...

Caroline chats with Benjamin Folke Thomas

Swedish singer songwriter Benjamin Folke Thomas has returned to our fair shores to tour his latest release Modern Man, recorded in Gothenburg. He's a wonderfully honest storyteller who mixes homespun folk with a sharp wit. I got to catch up with him ahead of his UK...

BLACKBERRY SMOKE, SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE 15th November 2018

  By Roger Sharman Returning to the UK for the first time since 2017’s ‘Waiting for the Thunder’ tour, Blackberry Smoke hit the road with Quaker City Nighthawks to tour Europe 6 weeks ago, culminating in two nights at Shepherd’s Bush Empire & a night O2 Apollo...

CHRIS YOUNG ANNOUNCES UK TOUR DATES FOR MAY 2019

Grammy nominated, multi-platinum US country star Chris Young will make a welcome return to the UK next May for live dates, as part of his “Losing Sleep World Tour”. In his first appearances here since his mainstage performances at C2C 2017, Chris will play the...

Chris Young Announces UK Dates!

*STOP PRESS* Finally, the news we all knew was coming has finally been announced. Chris Young's extended Losing Sleep World Tour is coming over to the UK next year with the talented Lindsay Ell as support. Nothing on Chris' website as yet but the ticket sites are...

DEVIN DAWSON TO SUPPORT DAN + SHAY ON UK TOUR IN JANUARY

The East West / Warner Nashville rising star, who recently announced his new single ‘Dark Horse’, will return to the UK to open for the duo at six shows across the country LONDON, UK - (Mon 19th Nov 2018) - Fresh from his biggest London show to date at the legendary...

TAMI – VELVET & STEEL

Tami blends country music with traditional Blues, big band Jazz and Soul Music to create a mature and autobiographical sound, telling tales of her experiences on the road to achieving her dream of releasing her own album. She had an album called ‘Velvet & Steel’...

Susie McCarthy – Nashville Nights

Helen from Country Lowdown caught up with Susie McCarthy who has taken over the Nashville Nights at Under the Bridge in Stanford (Home of Chelsea Football club!). She has big boots to fill but it sounds like she is more than up to the challenge! CL : We are all very...

UK Americana Awards 2019 Nominations

The Borderline 7th November 2018 by Kate Willis The AMA-UK is a professional trade association representing and advocating for the voice of Americana roots music in the UK. Its membership comprises of musicians from the UK and overseas, plus professionals from all...

Aaron Lee Tasjan The Omeara London 2nd November 2018

Reviewed By: Roger Sharman There are few things in life that you can be certain of; death, taxes, and great album covers by one of the most interesting artists to be making Americana records today, Aaron Lee Tasjan. Originating from New Albany, Ohio, thirty two year...

Aaron Lee Tasjan Interview 2nd November 2018

By Roger Sharman - The Omeara London RS: Good afternoon Mr Aaron Lee Tasjan and welcome to London. I’m Roger Sharman, reporting for countrylowdown.com.   ALT: Excellent! RS: Very nice to meet you sir! Have you been to O’Meara before? ALT: This is my first time. RS:...

CARLY PEARCE IS “CLOSER TO YOU” WITH NEW SINGLE – OUT NOW

From heartache to fireworks, CARLY PEARCE has always been open with her fans, but she gets even closer with the release of a new single. Lead single “Closer To You” is available now and offers a flirtatious tease of Carly’s sophomore album, slated for 2019 on Big...

American Aquarium The Borderline 1st November 2018

Reviewed by Roger Sharman: Way back, earlier in the year when I first became aware of this gig, I pencilled this into my calendar as a not to be missed show. As the date grew closer my excitement levels started to rise, heightened by the fact that I would have the...

Zac Brown Band – Blues Fest 02 Arena London 27th October 2018

Reviewed by Roger Sharman: Returning to London for the first time since C2C 2017, it’s fair to say that everybody in attendance was eagerly awaiting Saturday nights show at the 2018 Blues Fest. Beth Hart warmed the crowd up nicely with her brand of Blues\|Rock with a...

Interview with B J Barham American Aquarium

  1st November 2018 Roger Sharman Interview with B J Barham from American Aquarium The Borderline London RS: Welcome to the United Kingdom. BJ: Hi, it’s good to be here. RS: Is this your first trip to the UK? BJ: This is my third trip over here, I came here solo in...

Dillon Carmichael – Hell on an Angel Album Review

Reviewed by Roger Sharman Release date 26th October 2018 Dillon Carmichael possesses a deep & rich Baritone voice. He has real country pedigree in his blood, Uncle Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery Gentry) & John Michael Montgomery no less. Already in his short...

Whitey Morgan and the 78s – Hard Times & White Lines

Review by Roger Sharman Release date: 26th October 2018 The 5th studio album from Michigan’s finest, Whitey Morgan and the 78s ‘Hard Times & White Lines’ hit the shelves last week. Whitey and the boys have firmly established themselves as one of the hardest...

Interview with Stevie Freeman – CEO of the AMA UK

  26th October 2018 Kate spoke to Stevie ahead of the AMA UK Awards nominations evening November 7th at The Borderline London. You’ve recently posted some photos of yourself as a young woman on your socials. Who did you like as a teenager? What style of music? I was...

Texas Music Takeover 2018

By Roger Sharman October 2018 The 3rd annual Texas Music Takeover in London ended recently, a week long event across various venues in London, including The Roadhouse, The Borderline, Bush Hall, The Oslo & The Islington Café. Every year the Texas Music Takeover...

The UK’s newest music TV channel launches November on Sky 373

Country programming has been expanding across TV, radio and digital platforms in recent years but following recent mainstream radio attention, 'Total Country' TV channel wants to take the country music video experience out of the niches and into the mainstream. ’Total...

Ferris & Sylvester release brand new singles ‘Burning River’

Burning River’ is the first taste of a brand new project from Ferris & Sylvester, inspired by the pair’s recent writing trips to Iceland. It was produced by Michael Rendall (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Echo & The Bunnymen) and pulls together Icelandic chants,...

Ashley Monroe Announces UK and European Tour in 2019

October 23rd, 2018: Today, the GRAMMY-winning, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe has announced a UK/European tour in January 2019. The tour will include stops in London, Amsterdam, the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, UK and Americana Weekend in...

C2C (Country To Country) Festival 2019 line up announced

C2C RETURNS 8-10TH MARCH 2019 FEATURING KEITH URBAN CHRIS STAPLETON LADY ANTEBELLUM BRETT ELDREDGE – HUNTER HAYES – LYLE LOVETT CAM – DUSTIN LYNCH – ASHLEY MCBRYDE CHASE RICE – CARLY PEARCE – DRAKE WHITE & THE BIG FIRE more to be announced Tickets on sale Friday...

The Wandering Hearts – Americana Fest Nashville 2019

Interview The Wandering Hearts British Underground Bootleg BBQ East Nashville Americana Fest September 15th 2018 Ahead of The Wandering Hearts headlining tour this Autumn I caught up with the band during American Fest in Nashville last month. How are you enjoying...

Cassadee Pope – AEG’s Country Music Week

28th Oct - The Borderline, London (1pm + M&G) 28th Oct - Bush Hall, London (7pm Bluebird Cafe songwriters round) In 2017, everything shifted for GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-certified country hit maker Cassadee Pope. She restructured her team, parted ways with...

Jason Eady – Aces & Eights Saloon 12th October 2018

Reviewer: Roger Sharman Jason Eady Aces & Eights From the moment I first heard about this show a couple of months back, I felt real excitement. The Aces & Eights saloon was a new venue for me, and with Jason Eady being one of the biggest names on the Texas...

The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions

The Marcus King Band Reviewed by our guest reviewer, Anna McLauchlan The Marcus King Band is not a band I was familiar with prior to being asked to review their third and latest album, Carolina Confessions. It was mixed and produced at RCA Studio A Nashville, by...

Philippa Hanna

Philippa Hanna is an acclaimed British singer-songwriter, based in Sheffield, UK. Since her 2007 debut album, Watching Me, Philippa has released several studio albums, an EP and a live DVD, and published two autobiographical books. As one of the most sought-after...

It’s only a gig right? By Gareth Wilson.

It's only a gig right? You've been to dozens of the things and it's only another one? Only it isn't anymore - not for Mandy and myself. Most of our gigs now are life-affirming experiences, the music itself is usually delivered by an artist with talent, integrity and...

Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson is coming to the UK for her first overseas shows in the next few weeks, as part of Country Music Week - please check out her self-released EP (listen here) featuring the lead song/video 'Workin' Overtime. Hailing from the small farming community of...

Randall King – Randall King Album Review

Randall King by Guest Reviewer, Roger Sharman There are not many releases that compel me to write a review and Randall king’s first full-length recording absolutely demands it! It’s been labelled ‘Neo-Traditional’ similarly to Midlands ‘On the Rocks’, I didn’t buy...

Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions Produced by Dave Cobb

The Marcus King Band released their new album Carolina Confessions on Friday via Snakefarm Records. The album was produced by Grammy Award winning Dave Cobb and although it was originally meant to be produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Dan still features on the...

LAUREN JENKINS CONJURES DEFINITIVE SPIRIT WITH “GIVE UP THE GHOST”

NASHVILLE, TN (October 5, 2018) – Singer/songwriter LAUREN JENKINS offers a simple plea in her new single “Give Up The Ghost,” out now on Big Machine Records: https://BM.lnk.to/GiveUpTheGhost. Sultry vocals and driving melody on display, she commands unfiltered lyrics...

Pistol Annies are Back!

INTERSTATE GOSPEL Album Available 2nd November Pistol Annies have revealed the track listing of their third studio album INTERSTATE GOSPEL, out 2nd November. With the word out, they’re ready to release more details. The upcoming 14-track album showcases the stunning...

Aaron Lee Tasjan Karma for Cheap Out Now via New West Records

Nashville’s most eclectic singer-songwriter returns with a trippy stunner full of swirling, immersive rock songs that evoke both the effervescence of the Sixties and the grit of today.” Rolling Stone “Folk troubadour delivers a near-perfect psychedelic jangle-pop...

British Country Airplay – Blue Jeans

The next Artist of the Week, commencing 30 Sept 2018 for British Country Airplay is... Blue Genes Blue Genes are a unique family band from North Wales whose sound reflects their Tennessean tastes and Celtic roots. The trio consists of Mother (Kay), Father (Stephen)...

The British Country Airplay (BCA) project.

The BCA is a new venture for British Country artists to get airplay of their music to a body of presenters, broadcasting all over the world. Each week, they will randomly select an ‘Artist of the Week’ to be included into the playlists of participating country radio...

Jess And The Bandits Drop Latest Single ‘Smoke And Mirrors’

Continuing the momentum of their hugely successful album ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ which has amassed over 200K streams on Spotify, UK country favourites Jess and the Bandits have released the title track as their brand new single. It comes off the back of a hugely...

Rosanne Cash releases new album November 2nd

  On November 2nd, Rosanne Cash will release her first new album in nearly five years, She Remembers Everything, on Blue Note Records. The poetic, personal and incisive collection features ten songs, all written or co-written by Cash, that reckon with a flawed and...

HRH C.R.O.W.S. 2 IS SCORCHING! HRH. C.R.O.W.S 2: even more bands added to the HRH stables. With fans still buzzing from the inaugural event, the special offer price and a plethora of amazing talent announced for HRH CROWS 2, you would think HRH were all done and...

GANGSTAGRASS TO TOUR THE UK

When Rap Meets Bluegrass   Heads-up for a rare chance to hear one of the most exciting genre-crossing fusions around: Gangstagrass, who’ll be coming to the UK and touring the country between 30th Jan and 10th Feb 2019. They’ll also be releasing a live album to be...

Brett Young is releasing a new single.

BRETT YOUNG REVEALS FIRST SINGLE “HERE TONIGHT” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUMTICKET TO L.A. “Here Tonight” Available Now as TICKET TO L.A. Pre-Order Hits All Digital Retailers Ahead of December 7 Release Listen...

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