Can I get another hallelujah?
So the same people who have been bringing us C2C are finally pulling together a whole week of country events across London from 2nd to 8th October 2017. This is such an exciting time for country music in the UK and this dedicated week will bring both UK and US artists to London to showcase their talents in a way not possible before.
It's so important to support upcoming artists and, while it's great that so many huge and established artists can have the stage at C2C, the smaller stages often lack opportunity with their limited capacities. This week in October, however, will allow more acts to have the spotlight and gain their well-deserved recognition in the close-knit UK County Music community.
Let me know who you'd love to see at the Country Music Week!
Sunday's Wrestlemania was surely overshadowed by the ACM Awards where everyone who's everyone in country music headed down to Vegas to watch Miranda Lambert smash Reba's Female Vocalist of the Year award record.
Full winner's list:
Album of the Year: Weight of These Wings - Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
Songwriter of the Year: Lori McKenna (!!)
Single Record of the Year: H.O.L.Y. - Florida Georgia Line
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Thomas Rhett
New Female Vocalist of the Year: Maren Morris
New Male Vocalist of the Year: Jon Pardi
Group of the Year - Little Big Town
Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean
Vocal Event of the Year: May We All - Florida Georgia Line & Tim McGraw
Video of the Year: Forever Country
Make sure to check out Miranda's beautiful acoustic performance of Tin Man: you won't regret it!
Never mind Ward Thomas,I'mdoing cartwheels right now at the news that they'll be supporting Miranda Lambert on her UK tour this August.
The 4-date tour is scheduled as follows:
18th August - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
19th August - O2 Apollo, Manchester
21st August - SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
23rd August - Eventim Apollo, London
I for one am glad I got in and got my tickets early as I believe they're now sold out :/ You can still catch Ward Thomas on their UK Tour now, details here.
This year is shaping up to be the best ever for country in the UK, let me know if you're going to one of Miranda's UK dates!