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Mar
24

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Charles Esten On His Love of Music, ‘Nashville’ And Coming Full Circle – Interview

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We were lucky enough to be front and centre during the press conferences at the recent C2C Festival in London. Charles Esten (AKA Deacon Claybourne in ABC’s Nashville) stopped by to talk to the media about music being his first love, writing with Deana Carter, playing Deacon, his respect for Connie Britton and the writers and actors on the show, playing Buddy Holly in the West End, his work on Whose Line Is It Anyway, UK audiences, playing the Opry and staying humble. You can read what went down below.

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Mar
15

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Country to Country Returns For A Fifth Year In 2017!

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After another hugely successful festival this year with headliners; Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Eric Church, C2C is delighted to announce that it will return for a fifth year on 10 – 12 March 2017, in London, Glasgow and Dublin.

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Mar
15

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Country to Country (C2C) Festival 2016 | Day Three, London – Review

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After days two and three had been bigger and better than anybody could have expected, it was hard to imagine how day three could top it. Andrew Combs was around to get things going, introducing the rootsier, edgier sound of the evening. He was by far the most Americana act on the bill, with many wondering how he reached the main stage, but nonetheless he gave a good performance with a selection of material showcasing his great lyrics, a real country sound and some old school rock ‘n’ roll. For me he didn’t have as much on stage charisma as some of the superstar acts, but that’s to be expected, and playing to a fairly empty arena (as it unfortunately was at that stage) has got to have an impact.

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Mar
15

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Country to Country (C2C) Festival 2016 | Day Two, London – Review

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After the buzz of seeing Miranda Lambert for the first time on Friday, Saturday offered a country pop explosion in the form of Maddie & Tae, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town and Carrie Underwood, with High Valley and Maren Morris on the Yamaha Music Stage in between. Maddie & Tae kicked things off with a spirited rendition of ‘Right Here, Right Now’, which was later joined by their three singles to date, plus a couple of other album tracks and a cover of Loretta Lynn’s ‘You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)’. I was truly impressed by that cover and by their performing skills in general – they have learned a lot in a short space of time and were incredibly polished, engaging, enthusiastic and crowd-pleasing. I’m really looking forward to seeing them again.

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Mar
15

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Country to Country (C2C) Festival 2016 | Day One, London – Review

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The Country to Country festival, otherwise known as C2C, started big and has been growing in scale year on year. Prior to its inauguration in 2013, there had long been demand for a country music festival of its type, and it’s clear from the 60,000+ patrons across the three-day weekend this year that the demand is only increasing. The US acts coming over were keen to point out on numerous occasions that no line-up like this had ever existed at an American festival, and from a personal standpoint I would certainly suggest that the fourth edition of this festival was the best yet.

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Mar
7

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C2C Announce Additional American Young Performances

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SINGLE LOVE IS WAR ADDED TO FOUR OFFICIAL SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS

C2C Stage Times:

Saturday March 12:

12:45: Town Square Stage
15:20: Under The Apple Tree Sessions

Sunday March 13:

14:30: Big Entrance Stage

American Young are Kristy Osmunson and Jon Stone, whose sound is defined by their scintillating melodies. Championed by Billy Dukes, the duo have already achieved two epic country airplay chart hits in the States and are excited to bring their ‘powerful harmonies and innovative instrumentation‘ (Taste of Country) to Europe. Their eponymous debut EP will be headed up by the single Love Is War.

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Mar
1

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Final Programming and Artists Confirmed For C2C 2016

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FINAL PROGRAMMING & ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR UK’s LARGEST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Friday – Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakam, Thomas Rhett
Saturday – Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Maddie & Tae
Sunday – Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, Andrew Combs

NEW POP-UP ARTISTS JUST ADDED: *Charlie Worsham*Sadie and the Hot Heads*Laura Oakes*Lucy May*American Young*Jessica and the Bandits*

NEW FOR C2C 2016 at The O2 LondonThe C2C App, Sounds Like Nashville presents Late Nights, The BBC Radio 2 Country Stage, C2C Sessions @ NY-LON, The Bluebird Cafe @ C2C (sold out), Artist in Residence, and C2C on iTunes

BACK BY PUBLIC DEMAND – BBC Radio 2 Country digital service, CMA Talks, CMA Cinema, Under The Apple Tree Sessions (now in a bigger venue), the Town Square, Free Stages, Pop-Up Stages and After Show Parties (sold out)

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Feb
26

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iTunes UK Country Chart Roundup – Week of 26th February, 2016

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Welcome back to the iTunes UK roundup! It’s been a while. With the continued C2C announcements the vast majority of the Main Stage/Yamaha Music Stage line-up are appearing inside the Country Albums top 25, beginning this week with Sam Hunt’s ‘Montevallo’ at #2, Ashley Monroe’s ‘The Blade’ at #3 and Chris Stapleton’s ‘Traveller’ at #6. Carrie Underwood meanwhile has three albums on the list, the highest being ‘Storyteller’ at #4, second ‘Blown Away’ at #17 and third ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1’ at #19. The Shires, this year’s C2C ambassadors, have secured a #11 spot for ‘Brave’, just as Miranda Lambert’s ‘Platinum’ notches #22 and Little Big Town’s ‘Pain Killer’ comes in below at #23.

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