Country 2 Country 2018

So this year’s Country 2 Country festival was my fifth time going and I decided to vlog it this time. As this was my first time vlogging I don’t actually feature but I’m hoping to get more comfortable with it and do it more often.

You can check out my vlog here:

The Country 2 Country festival is always great event for me, I normally get tickets before the line-up is even announced. The highlights for me this year were seeing Kacey Musgraves perform some of her new upcoming album (30th March), as well as seeing Kelsea Ballerini again. However, I think Little Big Town stole the show, getting everyone up on their feet dancing.

I was looking forward to seeing Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform on the Friday night, however, I was a bit disappointed with how their set went and wished they’d played a few more songs together. One of the reasons I love going to C2C is because even if I haven’t really listened to some of the artists or don’t know their music, it’s a great place to discover new music. Even though I already knew who Old Dominion were, I’d never got round to listening to their music, well I loved their set and am loving their album Happy Endings.

A couple of smaller artists who are worthwhile mentioning are The Wandering Hearts, Ryan Hurd, and Andy Brown. These artists were performing all over at C2C and I would recommend checking out their music!


New Album from The Shires – Out 20th April.

So if you’re signed up to The Shires’ emailing list, you will have received an accidental email on Monday asking Ben and Crissie of The Shires to approve the album artwork. Since the album is called Accidentally On Purpose, this email was sent “Accidentally On Purpose” as a marketing strategy from Joe King, one which I think is very clever.

The Shires have continued to promote their upcoming album using #AccidentallyOnPurpose, pulling pranks and “accidentally” recording themselves singing their new single, Guilty.

I personally think is one of the best marketing strategies I’ve seen in a while, and has also been very effective with lots of country fans talking about it over Twitter.

The new album Accidentally On Purpose comes out on the 20th April. I’m very excited to hear what new songs they have and how it is going to sound.


Two New Tracks From Kacey Musgraves.

The last we heard from Kacey was her Christmas album December 2016, despite that album being incredible, it’s hard to listen to all year round so I don’t know about you but I was definitely in need of new music from the country star.

It was obvious to me that the new music would include something about butterflies as Kacey was continuously dropping hints. She released two tracks at the end of February, those being “Butterflies” and “Space Cowboy”. Both songs are beautiful in terms of lyrics as well as melodies.

To start with “Butterflies” had to be my favourite, however, since Kacey performed “Space Cowboy” on Jimmy Fallon, I have been in love with the track ever since. I can’t wait for the album “Golden Hour” on the 30th March.

– em