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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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Feb
2

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Sam Hunt’s ‘Montevallo’ Certified RIAA Double Platinum

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Hunt Earns Dual ACM Nominations for Album of the Year and Single of the Year

Hunt to Perform with Carrie Underwood at 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards; Plus Nominations for Best New Artist and Best Country Album

MCA Nashville breakout star Sam Hunt’s ACM and GRAMMY-nominated debut album Montevallo earns RIAA Double Platinum certification. Montevallo topped the Billboard Country Albums chart in its debut week and remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. Following the RIAA news this morning that the organization now takes on-demand audio and videostreaming data into consideration, Montevallo leapt from Gold to Double Platinum status.

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Jan
22

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All For The Hall Benefit Returns To Bridgestone Arena On April 12

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(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, May 2014)

Four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill,will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 12 for the sixth, highly anticipated All for the Hall, a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The show’s musical theme, Mashville: The Music City in 2016, will feature performances from musical directors Urban and Gill along with Luke Bryan, Peter Frampton, Florida Georgia Line, Emmylou Harris, Sam Hunt, Jason IsbellMaddie & Tae, and Maren Morris. The show’s presenting sponsor is City National Bank, along with lead sponsor the Academy of Country Music.

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Jan
15

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iTunes UK Country Chart Roundup – Week of 15th January, 2016

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Welcome to 2016, UK country fans! Plenty already to come in the next 12 months, so strap in. Here is our first look at the charts for this year.

2016 might just be getting started, but we already have two brand new records inside the top 25 of Country Albums. The first is Hank Williams, Jr.’s ‘It’s About Time’ at #12, while Brothers Osborne’s ‘Pawn Shop’ follows at #18. Back at the top of the charts, compilation ‘The Country Album’ is safely holding onto #1, while Sam Hunt’s ‘Montevallo’ takes #2 and Carrie Underwood’s ‘Storyteller’ brings up the rear at #3. Carrie also appears at #16 with ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1’, which was recently certified Platinum in the United States, while Johnny Cash dominates with albums at #4, #6, #10 and #20, and The Shires continue to hold the UK flag at #5 and #21 with ‘Brave’.

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Jan
4

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Sam Hunt Returns To NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ This Wed, January 6

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Hunt Nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Album at 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMY-nominated country star Sam Hunt returns this Wednesday, January 6 to NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Tune in at 12:35a/11:35p CT for Hunt’s performance of his current Platinum-selling Top 5 single, “Break Up In A Small Town.” Hunt made his national television debut on Meyers’ stage back in Sept. 2014 when he performed his debut single, “Leave the Night On,” off his first major label album release, Montevallo (MCA Nashville).  Since his debut, Hunt has garnered massive fan and critical acclaim, performed to tens of millions in primetime television audience, and sold out arenas worldwide.

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Nov
4

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The Highway’s CMA Songwriter Special: The Stories Behind ‘American Kids,’ ‘Girl Crush,’ ‘Like a Cowboy,’ ‘Take Your Time” & ‘Like a Wrecking Ball’ (Recap)

 

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It was already a busy day the morning Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose co-wrote a new song called “Girl Crush.”

“We didn’t think anything of it,” Hillary was saying on the eve of the CMA Awards, still remembering being in her pajamas and writing what she calls a “coffee song” around 9:00 a.m. “Really. Honestly.”

Trying to put it all in perspective, Lindsey said: “You can’t pretend to know any of what was going to happen. We’re all trying to write a love song every day that no one has heard before – and that’s just our job.”

The three were gathered onstage at Sirius XM’s CMA Songwriters Special on The Highway. The show brought together seven of the songwriters behind this year’s nominees for Song of The Year.

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Oct
22

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Sam Hunt Delivers Intense New Music Video for “Break Up In A Small Town”

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Hunt Set to Perform on the 49th Annual CMA Awards Nov. 4

MCA Nashville’s Sam Hunt released an emotional new music video today for his latest single, “Break Up In A Small Town.” Already Gold-certified and climbing country radio’s Top 25, “Break Up In A Small Town” is Hunt’s fourth single off his critically-acclaimed debut album,Montevallo. “Break Up In A Small Town” follows Hunt’s three consecutive Platinum-selling No. 1’s, “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time” and “House Party” – all three of which hold positions in the Top 5 most-streamed country tracks year-to-date.

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Oct
7

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Country to Country 2016 Line-Up Announced

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Friday 11th (London) / Saturday 12th (Dublin) / Sunday 13th (Glasgow)
MIRANDA LAMBERT, DWIGHT YOAKAM, THOMAS RHETT, ASHLEY MONROE *satellite stage London*

Friday 11th (Glasgow) / Saturday 12th (London) / Sunday 13th (Dublin)
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LITTLE BIG TOWN, SAM HUNT, MADDIE & TAE * in London and Dublin only*

Friday 11th (Dublin) / Saturday (Glasgow) 12th / Sunday 13th (London)
ERIC CHURCH, KACEY MUSGRAVES, CHRIS STAPLETON, ANDREW COMBS * in Glasgow and London only*

 C2C2016 TO RUN OVER 3 DAYS FOR THE FIRST TIME
LONDON, GLASGOW & DUBLIN, MARCH 11, 12 & 13, 2016

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