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Jan
25

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UK’s Inaugural Buckles & Boots Festival 2016 Announced For June

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ANNOUNCING A 3 DAY FESTIVAL OF COUNTRY MUSIC NEAR MANCHESTER: 24TH, 25TH & 26TH JUNE, 2016

The inaugural Buckle & Boots Country Festival will be held over three consecutive days – Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, 2016 – in the scenic surroundings of Etherow County Park, Stockport near Manchester.

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Mar
11

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C2C Festival Pop-Up Acts @ O2 Arena, London, UK | March 8th, 2015 – Review

Dexeter and the crowd at the O2 Arena during the C2C Festival in London, March 8th, 2015. Credit: Amy Westney Photography, taken for FTCR.

Dexeter and the crowd at the O2 Arena during the C2C Festival in London, March 8th, 2015. Credit: Amy Westney Photography, taken for FTCR.

It was a busy affair at the O2 Arena in London last weekend as many tens of acts took to the free pop-up stages around the venue, to play to the tens of thousands of waiting fans who were milling about. The Country to Country Festival (otherwise known as C2C) was in its third year and had burst into life with an extremely popular main stage line-up, and the increasing exposure both the event and country music had gained in the intervening twelve months. At 11:30am when we arrived there were a few eager fans wandering around, but it soon got crazy as by 1pm it became difficult to move in many parts of the large multi-venue arena, particularly around such acts as Sam Hunt, Sonia Leigh, David Bradley and Ward Thomas, who were commanding more than a thousand people at their respective stages. We were front and center at this year’s event, covering a multitude of acts in review and in pictures. You can check out our Instagram for impromptu phone shots and updates, or read on for our reviews (collaborative between Vickye, Andy and Nick) of the acts we saw and Amy’s fabulous photos.

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Dec
19

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FEATURED: Gary Quinn ‘Gary Quinn’

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Born and raised in Ireland, Gary Quinn listened to his father’s Kris Kristofferson tapes and then fell in love with the new country music coming out of America after hearing the Garth Brooks album ‘No Fences’ in the early 1990’s. Having just released his self-titled debut album GARY QUINN, a 10 track offering of self penned material, Quinn’s songs can be heard on radio stations in his native Ireland, UK, America and Australia. National recognition has already been received as a track from the album, ‘He Don’t Show Her Anymore’, was awarded ‘Song of the Year’ by the British Country Music Awards for 2013. He has also opened for countless artists such as Clint Black, Bill Anderson, Bob DiPiero and shared the stage with Kristian Bush (of Sugarland) and Billy Montana, among others, and played at CMA Fest.

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