Sunday, 22 October 2017

Introducing the ‘Bright Light’ that is Mary English

Debut EP BRIGHT LIGHT has dropped


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 20, 2017) — The future proves promising for Nashville newcomer Mary English as she celebrates today’s release of her debut EP, Bright Light. Having enlisted an all-star team that includes Music City’s top songwriters, the 20 year old is ready to take Nashville by storm with her captivating vocals, strong stage presence, and humble personality.  With a range of influences from Beyonce to Kelsea Ballerini, the four-track EP displays the many facets of her life with both fun and honest songs representative of youth today.

Fans first received a taste of Mary’s fresh sound with the summer release of the lead-off single, “Boy Crazy,” from the EP, written by Mary English & Pete Sallis (Maddie & Tae) with production by Jeff Cohen (The Band Perry) and Zach Abend (Cale Dodds).



‘Bright Light’ is available now on 
iTunes


Release Date: 20 Oct 2017

Label: Self released (2017 Mary English)

4 Tracks/ Time: 12:33 Country/ Pop



Follow Mary English as she celebrates the release and takes over the Focus On The 615 Instagram handle: @Focus_On_The_615 




Title track “Bright Light” debuted Thurs Oct 19th on Renegade Radio Nashville.
Additionally, she will be performing it LIVE on WSMV NBC Nashville’s TODAY IN NASHVILLE on Tuesday, November 21st.

The Country Note offers a closer glimpse at each track 
HERE. 

Bright Light Track Listing:
1. Boy Crazy
2. Kiss Me Or Miss Me
3. More to You
4. Bright Light 

Whiskey Riff New Music Friday Spotify Playlist
ABOUT Mary English
Home Town: Charlotte, NC
Current Location: Charlotte, NC / Los Angeles, CA
About: “When I sing, I don’t fear what people think because I am so in tune with the music.”

Bio:
Mary English (Photo taken in 2015)
 ❤ Journey To Date ❤

For some people it takes a lifetime to figure out their passion. For Mary English it didn’t even take five years. 

At the young age of three, Mary English started ballet and by the time she was eight years old she attended Charlotte Ballet school where she quickly developed a passion for dancing and acting. 

She perfected her art while attending the Chautauqua Institute and Gelsey Kirkland summer intensives, Children’s Theatre’s Junior Performance Company and CPCC’s summer Theatre. At the age of fifteen, Mary English began working with Billy Hufsey (Days of Our Lives, Married With Children, The Young and The Restless) to continue strengthening her acting skills.

Adding to her life on stage, Mary English is a talented vocalist whose sound is an ambiguous mix of pop and feel good music. Working alongside Elliot James, original drummer from Hey Monday, the two create meaningful songs and videos to reflect her youthful style. “I draw a lot of inspiration from everything that becomes a set back as much as everything that propels me closer to my dream,” she explained.

Debuting her first single “Like a Dream” in October 2013 (iTunes), Mary English caught the attention of MTV who continue to promote the song and video today.

Her POP single, “Lullably” (April 2014) followed by a thread of additional singles such as tantalizing teen-love track “Promise“ (Feb 2015) was slated to lead to the release of an EP by the then pop starlet.
Although young, Mary English is strong when it comes to her music. “When I sing and write, I don’t fear what people think because I am so in tune with the music.” For people who truly love music, it’s always all about the music, and what Mary English has to offer is no exception.

Available music
Singles:
28 May 2013: "At It Again" (Single; POP)
1 Oct 2013: "Like a Dream" (Single; POP) iTunes
24 Feb 2014: "Ignite the Night" (Single; POP) iTunes
1 April 2014: "Lullaby" (Single; POP) iTunes
12 Nov 2014: "Come & Go" (Single; POP) iTunes
9 Feb 2015: "Promise" (Single; POP) iTunes
22 July 2015: "Semi Normal Life" (Single; POP) iTunes
16 Dec 2015: "December" (Single; POP) iTunes
20 June 2017: "Boy Crazy" (Single; COUNTRY) iTunes
EP:
20 Oct 2017: BRIGHT LIGHT" (EP; COUNTRY)

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Country To Country Festival 2018: Tickets on General sale now


PRESALE STARTED Wed 18/10/17, 10:00 (London SOLD OUT)
* ONSALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC *

TICKET PRICES & TICKET LINKS for LONDON, GLASGOW and DUBLIN
When: FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018 -  SUNDAY 11TH MARCH 2018


Visit Country Routes News Blog UK Tour Dates Page for full details on C2C2018 Ticket prices, Ticket links, Arena Maps and Day Splits for London, Glasgow & Dublin. Good Luck! 👍

+ New UK dates added:

Andrew Combs (Nov), CC Smugglers (Oct-Nov), The Cadillac Three & Brothers Osborne (Nov), Holloway Road (Oct-Nov), First Aid Kit (Nov), Front Country (Oct), Lucie Silvas & Charlie Worsham (Nov)

More being added! 





Thursday, 19 October 2017

Chris Young joins the Grand Ole Opry Family

Friend and Opry Member Brad Paisley Officially Inducts Young Into Opry Membership

CLICK to ENLARGE: Chris Young officially inducted 
into the Grand Ole Opry family 
PHOTO CREDIT: © 2017 Grand Ole Opry Photo by Chris Hollo 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (October 17, 2017) – Grammy-nominated vocalist Chris Young was officially welcomed and inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family this evening by his friend, Opry member Brad Paisley. Backstage before taking the stage, Young recounted how he had begun listening to the Opry at around age four and first saw the show live at around age eight. “There is always such a respect for where we all come from here,” he said.


 
After Young had performed two of his hits and two of his favorite country classics for a sold-out audience, Paisley took the stage to present Young with the Opry Member Award presented to each official member of the Opry family. 
  
“Just look where you are!” Paisley exclaimed, noting the pair’s presence in the Opry’s famed circle center stage. “When I was first made a member of this crazy family, I had no idea the actual way this is a family,” Paisley said. “I quickly was accepted and asked to be a part of so many things. Chris is one of those people that will make the most of this. … This is a great human being, and that’s what the Opry needs.” 



Chris Young celebrates backstage after being officially inducted into
 the Grand Ole Opry family 
(l to r: Larry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Hartley Mgmt.; Sally Williams, GM Grand Ole Opry/Sr VP, Programming & Artist Relations, Opry Entertainment; Brad Paisley; Chris Young; Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment Group; Bill Simmons, Fitzgerald Hartley Mgmt.) | PHOTO CREDIT
© 2017 Grand Ole Opry Photo by Chris Hollo 

 After the Opry member award presentation, Young held his award and said, “The two best words I can think of are ‘thank you.’” The hit-maker then concluded his set in the night’s first show along with Cassadee Pope on the pair’s number one single “Think Of You.” 



Chris Young places his name plate on the member gallery backstage
 after being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family
Credit © 2017 Grand Ole Opry Photo by Chris Hollo 


Growing up in nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Young dreamt of one day taking the stage at the Opry, and his dream came true when he made his debut on June 15, 2006. His dreams grew after that night, and tonight another dream came true as he stood on the stage being welcomed as an official member of the Grand Ole Opry. It’s a big week for Young, as he also releases his 7 th album, Losing Sleep, this Friday, Oct 20. 

Related BLOG Aug 30, 2017: Chris Young invited to join The Grand Ole Opry

About The Grand Ole Opry: 
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through December 12. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit 
opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com

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About Chris Young: After earning multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scoring three consecutive chart-topping singles – including his ninth No. 1 “Sober Saturday Night” with Vince Gill – from his “excellent” (New York Times) album I’m Comin’ Over, Chris Young continues to set the bar even higher with the release of his brand new single, “Losing Sleep,” which amassed more than 1.25 Million on-demand streams in its first week of release.
 
With six albums to his credit, including 2016’s It Must Be Christmas and 2015’s Gold-certified studio album, I’m Comin’ Over, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, Chris continues to reach new heights with his hotly anticipated seventh album — Losing Sleep — due October 20, 2017. Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, the upcoming record will be the RCA Records artist’s third project in less than two years.
 
An international ambassador for country music, Chris performs to packed houses around the world including his recent appearance at the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his nine chart-toppers — including “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,” — and sixteen Gold/Platinum certified projects, Chris has joined reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean as special guest on his They Don’t Know Tour through October before resuming his own headlining dates later this year.


VIDEO: Lady Antebellum Gives Flashback of 2017

LADY ANTEBELLUM'S CRITICALLY PRAISED YEAR LED BY
THE “VARIETY AND DEPTH OF THEIR MUSIC” (USA TODAY) CELEBRATED
WITH VIDEO OF 2017’S STANDOUT MOMENTS SO FAR

The Trio’s “Refreshed Energy” (Entertainment Weekly) Is Reflected
 in Fan Reaction Across the Globe  to New Music, World Tour, Impressive Performances and More


NASHVILLE, TN - Oct. 18, 2017 - Since relaunching in January, multi-PLATINUM trio Lady Antebellum has made sure to "cement their place as legends of Country" (Vulture) following their return to the airwaves after taking time to nourish their personal lives and pursue GRAMMY nominated and winning solo projects.

Lady Antebellum - 2017 Year in Review (so far)




As they introduced "the most groove-driven song they've ever recorded” with “You Look Good,” their moment propelled with the announce of Lady A’s “must see" (Rolling Stone) YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR spanning over 60 shows. Simultaneously, Lady A kicked off the year with the announcement of their sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville). Honing in on the melodious foundation that first brought Lady A together, the trio headed to the West Coast for the television debut of the hit single on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, before stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live!The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Dancing With The Stars. Additionally, "the expert level of musicianship on display during the 2017 ACM Awards made this performance a knockout” (Billboard) as well as a highlight of the night.

Leading into the anticipated release of HEART BREAK, which included eleven songs penned by the trio and was produced by busbee, Lady A continued to offer fans a taste of new music during their first-ever SXSW appearance and were also hand-selected by NPR's "First Listen” as it "served their native genre well, but also is irresistible to broader audiences” (NPR)

Before earning their fifth debut at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with HEART BREAK in June, Lady A put their fans at the forefront during release week with CMA Music Festival activities including three packed shows in a 360-degree visual experience and national television appearances including Good Morning America's 2017 Summer Concert SeriesLate Night Starring Jimmy FallonCBS This Morning and Live from the Artists Den. The “buoyant album” (Entertainment Weekly) immediately skyrocketed to the Top 10 on all-genre iTunes charts in 15 countries around the world and the new collection landed on multiple mid-year "best of lists" including Rolling StoneThe Tennessean and Taste of Country.

Using their "renewed energy” (People) the group returned to the road in May on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR featuring special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, as they introduced fans to "a fresh twist with the addition of a live horn section” (CMT) into a set already packed with mega-hits. Throughout their North American leg, “fans were happy to know it was like no time has passed" (Omaha World-Herald) before the trio wrapped Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone’s “must-see summer tour” to a packed hometown crowd at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena in September. Concluding with dates overseas, the tour was dubbed "one of the best nights of mainstream Nashville music that the UK’s seen” (The Digital Fix) as "they put on a polished show for a rapturous crowd in London,” (The Guardian).
(11 Oct 2017) Lady Antebellum - O2 Arena, London (Rating; 3 STARS) The Guardian
Lady Antebellum review – country superstars are cosy but cloying

The empowering call of independence found in the title-track of HEART BREAK, serves as the new single from the multi-PLATINUM trio and was written by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jesse Frasure and Nicolle Galyon. "Heart Break" provides "a bedrock for the entire record" (Paste) as "Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence" (NPR) with "a touch of darkness and a clever play on words," (Rolling Stone). Before natural disasters struck the Caribbean, the seven-time GRAMMY winners traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico for its colorful Spanish colonial buildings and vibrant culture to provide the backdrop of the track’s music video. Feeling the urgency to continue raising awareness and support for those affected after Hurricane Maria stuck the area, Lady A made a significant donation from LadyAID® to hurricane relief efforts via MusiCares® and United for Puerto Rico. Fans can also take part in the ongoing relief efforts by contributing at LadyAID.org

Lady Antebellum is now nominated for CMA “Album of the Year" and "Vocal Group of the Year" following more than 18 million album units sold, nine No. 1 hits, ACM and CMA "Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMYs, Billboard Music AwardsPeople’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. 

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Ashley McBryde dives into country radio as Most Added Female

Ashley playing the 2018 Country To Country Festival Spotlight Stage in March 2018

ASHLEY MCBRYDE DIVES INTO COUNTRY RADIO AS MOST ADDED FEMALE, MOST ADDED NEW ARTIST WITH DEBUT SINGLE “A LITTLE DIVE BAR IN DAHLONEGA” 
Singer / Songwriter Joins High Valley on SiriusXM’s The Highway Finds Tour
 



















NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Already dubbed an “Arkansas red-clay badass” by Rolling StoneAshley McBryde arrives at country radio today as the most added new artist and most added female with her debut Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville single “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega.” The track, which hit No. 1 on SirusXM’s The Highway Top 30 earlier this year, describes finding a much-needed musical pick-me-up in an unexpected place.

Impacting: Monday, October 16th: "A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega" debuts on the Mediabase Country Top 100 at #83 (20 adds).

No.67 on CDX Chart - CLICK to ENLARGE







Co-written alongside Nicolette Hayford and Jesse Rice, the single has already earned praise from some of the most influential outlets in the country. The New York Times claimed, “What makes ‘A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega’ transcend is songwriting, songwriting, songwriting… It’s intelligently constructed and casually delivered, full of rich imagery… potent singalong moments… and words throbbing with outright lustrous feeling.” Following her recent World Café Nashville session, Ann Powers of NPR described McBryde as having “one of those voices that might belong to your sister or your best friend – if your sister or your best frined could belt like Loretta Lynn and croon like Reba McEntire.”

“Being embraced by country radio is so incredibly humbling!” said McBryde. “I'm hanging on with both hands.  It's a wild journey and I couldn't be more grateful to be on it.”

No stranger to the stage, McBryde has already toured with some of the biggest names in country music, including Chris Stapleton and Eric Church. In conjunction with her early success with “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega,” the singer / songwriter will set off on select dates of the Sirius XM Presents: The Highway Finds Tour alongside label mates High Valley this Wednesday, October 18 in Washington D.C. Her eight cross-country dates will continue into November and include stops in New York and Nashville.

Related BLOGS

Tuesday, 25 July 2017: Ashley McBryde’s “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega” video premieres on CMT

Related BLOG POST: 21 June 2017 Ashley McBryde Grand Ole Opry debut

Radio Blurb: "But, what about the females?"

Atlantic Records/WMN/W.A.R. signee Ashley McBryde is a quality female. She's a writer, a musician, a soul-grabber, and completely unlike anything you have on the air right now. 
Unless, of course, you're one of the early believers who is already supporting McBryde's major-label debut, "A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega." This girl can sing -- like, really sing! And, she can deliver a lyric in a way that we've not heard in a while, with a real, raw sense of storytelling. "A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega" is about making the best of a worse-case scenario. Those days when nothing seems to be going right can, in fact, be the very days that change your life for the better. In this case, a car breaking down in small-town Georgia might just lead you to meeting the love of your life. This anthem is for real people, living real lives, and doing the best we can.

"Here's to the break-up / That didn't break us / The break down, wrong turn that takes ya / To a little dive bar in Dahlonega / Hear a song from a band that saves ya, man / It's hittin' rock bottom / Smoke 'em if you got 'em / Nothing's going right / Makin' the best of the worst day / Kinda night."

McBryde speaks truth through her music in a way that reminds many of Eric Church -- so much so that Church has invited her out on the road with him, and the two have paired for some great on-stage moments already.

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Ella Reid releases throwback country ditty "Suck It Up Buttercup"

AUSTIN, TX SINGER-SONGWRITER ELLA REID RELEASES
THROWBACK COUNTRY DITTY "SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP"

Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter, Ella Reid has release a fresh new single, "Suck it up Buttercup," that it is a 1950's contemporary country, doo wop ditty, reminiscent of Dolly Parton and Buddy Holly, with an original and simple hook, that is Ella's iconic calling card. 

SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP"



"Ella's latest single 'Suck It Up Buttercup' makes me want to get together with all my girl's and shoot the breeze out on my porch having a good ol' time. It is a fantastically fun song to listen to!" - Tina Gonzale, 5 O Clock Friday Show, KZSM

"We had a great time having Ella Reid on our morning show here at KDLT News. Her music is amazing and we had a great response from viewers!" - Jessica Brovold, KDLT TV-NBC

"Ella is a uniquely gifted singer and talented songwriter ... the girl's definitely got the goods. It's been my pleasure collaborating with this creative spirit. You gotta check her out ...." - Dana B. Producer, Mirror Image Studio



With super-sized vocals and addictive hooks, Austin, Texas based singer/songwriter Ella Reid is back with her new single 'Suck it up Buttercup!

Produced by award-winning producer Matt Parameter (Winner of the Austin Music Awards 2012 Producer of the Year) - this upbeat new release has undertones of a 1950s country retro song and rocks with a contagious energy and spirit.

As well as an extremely catchy chorus that will stick in your head all day long, 'Suck It Up Buttercup' has an inspirational lyrical message about how to survive the daily grind of life with a little grit and a grin!

The official digital release of 'Suck it up Buttercup!' (Oct 6, 2017) is available on all the usual music streaming services and download sites including:
Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes and Pandora, iheart Music and many more!

Released on June 5, 2015, Ella's 10 track album DRIVE (
Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com) is packed with country/pop hooks and soaring melodies from the road-trip-ready song “Drive”, to the Rocker “Kiss Me”.

About Ella Reid
Instagram Image “Rodeo Ready”

With super-sized vocals and hook-filled songwriting chops that blur the lines between pop and country! Ella Reid continues to carve out a space for herself while preparing to record her next studio genre-bending album! 
Austin, TX singer/songwriter Ella Reid is working on a next album that displays her evolving pop/country style and showcases her unique artistry. Ella attended the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival for two years in Orange Beach, Alabama and won the coveted first place for the Nashville Songwriter’s Association.


Ella Reid, was raised Stillwater, Minnesota and been playing music for over 20 years. 
DRIVE (released June 5, 2015) featured the songs “Rain” and title cut. “Rain was picked up by Pandora and continues to be the flourishing hit. This album was recorded in Minneapolis at the old Jimmy Jam and Terry Louis studio. It's a sonic treat packed with pop hooks and subtle 80’s Pat Benatar essence of punchy vocals that at the same time can be gentle and caressing. 

The indigo Girls were the first group that inspired to start songwriting. The harmonies and gorgeous hooks are what most struck her and captured her soul.
She learned to play guitar her senior year and has never looked back. An echo of her folk roots sound can still be heard in the music she writes today. It took some years of playing and moving and listening to really lock into the pop/country/rock sound she has today. The hooky, emotion melodies are what make up Ella Reid Band. 
She made her first full-length an album with Dana Baily with the title tracks So Love and Dirty Boys but was never officially released. Then produced the EP FORGIVEN (released Feb 10, 2012;
iTunes) with producer Davide Raso with the release of the sonic single, Forgiven.  

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Country To Country Festival 2018: Line Ups, Day Splits, Ticket Prices revealed

 TICKET PRESALE BEGINS!

C2C2018 NEWS: Ashley Campbell, Old Dominion, Luke Combs & Morgan Evans & added up line ups 
COUNTRY TO COUNTRY (C2C2018) LINE UPS & DAY SPLITS REVEALED

PRESALE START: 
Wed 18/10/17, 10:00 | End: Fri 20/10/2017, 08:00 (London Sold Out)

* TICKETS ONSALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC * 
Start: Fri 20/10/2017, 10:00

Check out the DAY Splits, Pricing, Ticketing for: C2C2018 London, Glasgow & Dublin
Scroll down for fan reaction to the roll outs of the C2C2018 Line ups  
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TO THE DELIGHT OF C2C COUNTRY TO COUNTRY FESTIVAL FANS:
Ashley Campbell, Morgan Evans and Old Dominion have been added to the C2C: Country to Country line-up for 2018.



Bob Harris tweeted: It’s getting better all the time @C2Cfestival

It has been announced that Ashley Campbell will perform on the Main Stage on Saturday 10th March and she’ll be presenting a very special tribute to her late father Glen Campbell

Ashley Campbell dazzles at the 2016 C2C Country To Country Festival

Old Dominion who will be touring with Thomas Rhett in the UK in November, will perform on the Main Stage at London’s O2 on Friday 9th March.

Old Dominion notched its first No.1 on Billboard Top Country Albums, as HAPPY ENDINGS (RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville | Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com) launches atop the survey with 41,000 equivalent album units (31,261 in traditional sales) in the week ending Aug. 31. On the multi-genre Billboard 200, Happy Endings started at No. 7 (multi-metric consumption), #3 in traditional album sales, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
The group's second album was produced by Shane McAnally and included single "No Such Thing As A Broken Hear," which also topped the MEDIABASE Country singles chart (Sept 5, 2017). Plus "Written In The Sand," "Shoe Shopping," "A Girl Is A Gun" and "Stars In The City" (featuring Little Big Town).


MEAT AND CANDY released Nov 6, 2015 (RCA Nashville) debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on Billboard Top Country Albums selling 20,481 copies.
The 51st CMA Awards nominations were announced and OLD DOMINION snagged nods for New Artist and Vocal Group of the Year.

SONY Nashville UK tweeted: Just when we couldn't be anymore excited, Old Dominion have been added to C2Cfestival! Who's getting tickets on Friday?

Luke Combs debut full length LP, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville | Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com), arrived at No.1 on Billboard Top Country Album Chart, selling 35,000 copies (Chart week of June 24, 2017). It was led the chart for 4 non-consecutive weeks.


This One’s for You was produced by Scott Moffatt, the disc features a dozen songs, all co-written by Combs.
The set expanded upon his same-named EP, which entered the Top Country Albums chart dated Dec.19, 2015, at No.36 with 2,000 sold.

Hurricane,” the first single from This One’s for You, topped Country Airplay for two weeks (May 27 and June 3) and peaked at No.3 on Hot Country Songs (May 6). Sophomore single “When It Rains It Pours” impacted radio on June 19 and is currently No.2 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart (Dated Oct 28, 2017) in its 18th chart frame.



Ashley Campbell
Genre: Country/Folk/Indie
Home Town: Phoenix, AZ   Location: Nashville/ Los Angeles
I'm a banjo pickin' girl :)
Ashley Campbell performing on Big Entrance Stage C2C2016
























Big Machine Label Group introduced the multi-talented Ashley Campbell with her debut Dot Records single, "Remembering" (written with Kai Welch). She joined the now shuttered Dot Records (a division of Big Machine Label Group) roster that included Steven Tyler, Maddie & Tae, Drake White and 20-year-old newcomer Tucker Beathard and more.
The daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell and the goddaughter of Grammy award winning musician Carl Jackson, there’s no denying her iconic Country pedigree. Her music is a mix of her wide-ranging influences, combining the old-school country sound popularized by her father during the ’60s and ’70s with contemporary Americana, rootsy folk, and country-pop. 

Glen Campbell’s longtime fans may hear something familiar in Ashley’s melodies as she embraces these similarities while distinguishing herself as a talented front woman. The singer knows the industry well — she spent three years on the road with her father, playing guitar, banjo and keyboards and providing harmonies during his farewell tour.

I wanted to write something that expressed to my dad how much I wanted him to feel safe … that he didn’t have to worry; I’ll take care of him when he can’t take care of himself,” she explained. “When you’re little, your parents take care of you and make the world not such a scary place.
As you get older, those relationships change and kind of swap places. The kids are the ones taking care of the parents and making sure the world’s not a scary place for them.”
“Remembering” is available for download via UK iTunes - Amazon UK Amazon.com.
Remembering” – “A real treat..what a beautiful song..I think it really will strike you, written and beautifully sung” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

2 years ago it was said Campbell was working on a debut album with producer Buddy Cannon.
She performed on various C2C Pop Up Stages in London 2016 and played both the Summer Tyne Americana Festival in July 2017 and  Nashville Meets London on Sunday July 23, 2017 at Canary Wharf.

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COUNTRY TO COUNTRY (C2C2018) LINE UPS & DAY SPLITS REVEALED
TICKET PRESALE BEGINS!

TICKET PRICES & TICKET LINKS for LONDON, GLASGOW and DUBLIN
When: FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018 -  SUNDAY 11TH MARCH 2018

PRESALE START: Wed 18/10/17, 10:00 | End: Fri 20/10/2017, 08:00

* ONSALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC * Start: Fri 20/10/2017, 10:00

The day splits for C2C have now been announced alongside news that Morgan Evans (CMA Global Artist of the Year 2016 & fiancé of Kelsea Ballerini) is confirmed to play the festival in London on 9 - 11th March 2018.
C2C: Country to Country brings three days of the best in country music and programming that fans have come to love and expect with performances from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe.

48HR PRE-SALE Started 10am Wednesday 18th October at www.gigsandtours & seetickets.com
#C2C2018 THREE DAY PACKAGES
CLOSER 2 COUNTRY THREE DAY VIP PACKAGE £855.78 (£825.00)
DREAM THREE DAY VIP PACKAGE £575.78 (£545.00)
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL SEATS £400.78 (£375.00)
SEATS £289.78 (£259.00) | SEATS £187.28 (£165.00) | SEATS £137.78 (£119.50)

GENERAL SALE starts 10am Friday 20th October.
Prices + TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY
Ticketmaster UK | c2c-countrytocountry.com

Facebook reaction & HERE to the additions & Day Splits  
Twitter reaction to the additions & Day Splits




LONDON The O2 C2C2018 Line UP

Where: Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London SE10 0DX | How you travel to The O2
Millennium Dome/ North Greenwich Arena, more known in this modern branding world as the London O2 Arena
Click to ENLARGE seating plan

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018:
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion - Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2018:
Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Luke Combs, Ashley Campbell (Presenting A Special Tribute To Glen Campbell) - Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

SUNDAY 11TH MARCH 2018
Little Big Town, Emmylou Harris, Margo Price, Midland - Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

* C2C2018 LONDON Festival Pass (3 Day Ticket) - TICKETMASTER UK
* C2C2018 LONDON 3 Day VIP packages - TICKETMASTER UK

Fri/ Sunday SPOTLIGHT STAGE (LONDON ONLY)
Ashley McBryde, Jillian Jacqueline, Lindsay Ell, Lukas Nelson, Morgan Evans + more names to be added

C2C2018 LONDON DAY TICKETS
Level 1: £110.65 (£99.00 Ticket + £11.65 Fees) | £150.25 (£135.00 Ticket + £15.25 Fees)
Floor Seating: £110.65 (£99.00 Ticket + £11.65 Fees) | £150.25 (£135.00 Ticket + £15.25 Fees)
Level 4: £45.20 (£39.50 Ticket + £5.70 Fees) | £66.65 (£59.00 Ticket + £7.65 Fees)

C2C2018 LONDON FESTIVAL PASS (3 DAY TICKET)
Level 1: £224.15 (£199.00 Ticket + £25.15 Fees) | £322.75 (£295.00 Ticket + £27.75 Fees)
Floor Seating: £224.15 (£199.00 Ticket + £25.15 Fees) | £322.75 (£295.00 Ticket + £27.75 Fees)
Level 4: £131.75 (£115.00 Ticket + £16.75 Fees) | £175.75 (£155.00 Ticket + £20.75 Fees)

C2C2018 LONDON Country to Country - 3 Day VIP packages

Floor Seating: £725.25 (£695.00 Ticket + £30.25 Fees)

GLASGOW The Hydro C2C2018 Line UP

Where: Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018
Little Big Town, Emmylou Harris, Margo Price – Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2018
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion – Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

SUNDAY 11TH MARCH 2018
Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Luke Combs – Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

* C2C2018 GLASGOW Festival Pass (3 Day Ticket) - TICKETMASTER UK

C2C2018 GLASGOW DAY TICKETS
Level 2 Seating: £56.75 (£50.00 Ticket + £6.75 Fees) | £96.50 (£85.00 Ticket + £11.50 Fees)
Level 0 Seating: £56.75 (£50.00 Ticket + £6.75 Fees) | £96.50 (£85.00 Ticket + £11.50 Fees)
Level 3 Seating: £56.75 (£50.00 Ticket + £6.75 Fees)

C2C2018 GLASGOW FESTIVAL PASS (3 DAY TICKET)
Level 2 Seating: £148.50 (£135.00 Ticket + £13.50 Fees) | £262.50 (£240.00 Ticket + £22.50 Fees)
Level 0 Seating: £148.50 (£135.00 Ticket + £13.50 Fees) | £262.50 (£240.00 Ticket + £22.50 Fees)
Level 3 Seating: £148.50 (£135.00 Ticket + £13.50 Fees)

DUBLIN 3 Arena C2C2018 Line UP

Where: 3Arena (East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay, Dublin, Dublin 1, IE)
The 3Arena is a 14,500-capacity amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, Ireland.
North Wall Quay, Dublin, Ireland 1. Find them: WebsiteFacebook Page
Travelling to 3Arena: Situated in the heart of Dublin’s docklands which is well served by public transport, Bus, Rail and Dart services all leave you within 20-minute walk to the venue - MAP + How to travel to the 3arena

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018
Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Luke Combs – Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2018
Little Big Town, Emmylou Harris, Margo Price, Midland – Day Ticket: TICKETMASTER UK

SUNDAY 11TH MARCH 2018
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion – Day Ticket: 
TICKETMASTER UK

* C2C2018 DUBLIN Festival Pass (3 Day Ticket) - TICKETMASTER UK

C2C2018 DUBLIN DAY TICKETS Friday & Saturday
TIERED SEATING: €59.50 - €75.05 | STANDING: €59.50

C2C2018 DUBLIN Sunday TICKETS
TIERED SEATING: €69.50 - €85.05 | STANDING: €69.50

C2C2018 DUBLIN FESTIVAL PASS (3 DAY TICKET)
TIERED SEATING: €148.50 - €198.50 | STANDING: €148.50

C2C is Europe’s biggest Country Music Festival. It brings three days of the best country music and programming with performances from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe. Country to Country is now entering its sixth year with ever increasing popularity and for the first time and due to popular demand, C2C Glasgow will take place at The SSE Hydro having out grown the Clyde Auditorium.

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C2C2018 Fan Reaction To Initial Line Up

Living legend Bob Harris (OBE; dubbed the UK’s King Of Country) made the exclusive announcement live on Bob Harris Country on BBC Radio 2 of the first headliners after playing Tim McGrawFaith Hill’s duet "Speak To A Girl" (BBC iPlayer)
After the spin Bob said:
"The twitter reaction to the announcement is ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE, it’s incredible the reaction, that the first headliners are Tim McGraw & Faith Hill"!

But then following the announcement of the initial line up for Country To Country 2018 by Bob Harris (OBE) at the Bush Hall in London on Fri October 6th during Country Music Week the reaction from fans was very mixed. Many of those that had bought Early Bird tickets back in March were particularly frustrated   

Midland tweeted:
Twitter.com/C2Cfestival


  • Thanks so much for adding Emmylou Harris and Margo Price
  • Glad we bought early bird tickets this time. :)
  • Fantastic line up #Cannot wait
  • Kacey Musgraves ALL THE WAY
  • Friday night it is! Love @TheTimMcGraw  and @FaithHill  can't wait to see them again
  • My 6th year always buy presale. Grateful to see various artists come across the pond. Was 2 nights now 3 a major highlight of our year.
  • So happy I've already got my tickets! I didn't think you could top #C2C2017 but you smashed it!!!! Can't wait #C2C2018
  • Best line-up ever! Can´t wait!
  • Taste Of Country: That is one amazing all-star lineup! - http://tasteofcountry.com
  • People moan at repeat acts. People moan at new acts. I’m happy to experience the whole event atmosphere again. Though 3rd row seat helps :)
  • @SonyNashvilleUK what a fabulous line up. All I need is tickets. Fingers crossed for
  • Not the strongest line up but I’ll love it nevertheless. Go back a few years and we’d be lucky to get any decent artists over
  • Am I the only person who is not disappointed with the line up for 2018 ? I was chuffed to nuts with it. Kacey was the highlight of 2016 for me and I'm excited to see what she can now do two years on. I never buy early bird tickets. Wasn't even planning on going next year but I now can't wait for general sale to get mine.
Kacey excitedly tweeted a video:



  • Massive let down. Already bought tickets for a fortune and they produce this
  • Shocking worst line up yet by a mile
  • Cam, Cassedee Pope, Lucie Silvas, Drake White I don’t think were that unheard of. So disappointed with the line up!
  • Guess you had problems attracting the big talent this year C2C??  1 headliner not 3 in my opinion and a lot of satellite stage acts
  • I'm gutted as I have already bought my tickets! After being promised big things on the last night you have not delivered in my eyes.
  • Gutted! What a crap line up. The headliners are good and I’ve only heard of two of the other acts. This is the 6th year. Disappointed!!!!!!
  • Hey @C2Cfestival  look at all the negative feedback for 2018. Goes to show what a good / bad line up can do for your event. #lostafan
  • Lars Pluto: Country is bigger than just C2C, bro. Country music has been around a whole hell of a lot longer and it will be around for a long time after C2C comes to an end. Those pop fans who only ever go to C2C every year while ignoring other tours that come over as well as the staggering amount of homegrown UK talent have always been and will continue to be the only real losers in this scenario. So please, don't buy early bird next year. I'm begging you. I'd rather fewer numbers of cardboard cowboy hats and plastic boots show up in 2019. Save your money next year for that awesome Little Mix/Justin Bieber concert I know you pop fans are really craving.

  • This is underwhelming! Surely Kip Moore should be headlining over Kacey Musgraves? Won’t be getting early bird again!
  • Worst line up I have ever seen. I have been to every country fest since the first and this is not worth it this year. Who are they?
  • Can I have my £700 back please
  • Worst lineup ever. Just shocking. Feel bad to those who booked early bird tickets!  Can't see c2c happening in on 2019. Poor.
  • After Reba and now Kacey C2C on Saturday night is fast becoming early bath night...
  • This lineup in comparison to last year is horrible
  • Disappointing. Took a chance & bought 3-day early birds. Apart from TMcG/FH, LBT, Midland, Kip & Luke, we’d hoped for bit more quality...
  • Kacey n LBT as headliners - seriously best you  can do? They're undoubtedly good, but nothing on every other year!
  • Not happy bought Early Bird Tickets for this, spent over £1000 and that’s just on tickets and hotel not including spending money for merch
  • Oh dear. I’m so relieved that I had to sell my early bird tickets a few weeks back. Worst line up ever. Try harder next year!
  • Very disappointed line up does not represent current top 50 artists & very female heavy. Bump Kip up the bill so we can have a party night
  • Bloody Hell what a let down. Last year's satellite stage acts were 100%  better than most of this lot
  • Too many repeats. Not headliners. Can I have a refund?
  • I’m out
  • That will save me a few quid. Feel sorry for the people who bought early bird tickets before the lineup was announced
  • Massive let down C2C you have RUINED the best weekend of the year!
  • Really Disappointed. Can’t believe Kacey Musgraves is headlining Saturday.. hope Midland and Luke Combs are on to save the night!!
  • Id rather sit and watch my cat try to lick under her chin.
  • What an absolute joke. For this I paid £900 for three nights. Shame on you. It's disgraceful. Completely unacceptable and an absolute rip off.
  • Omg shocking could of had a week in Nashville for that
  • I'd quite like to see Faith Hill &Tim McGraw and Emmylou of course, not so enthused about the rest though.
  • I have been a country music fan all my life I know so many artists that some people have never heard of and I haven't heard of 5 of these artists disappointed
  • Crap! I'm sure I'm dreaming and Keith Urban will be announced in the morning.
  • We saw Kacey at the Albert Hall, and she was rubbish