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Gretchen Peters announces new album and extensive UK tour
May
19
to Aug 26

Gretchen Peters announces new album and extensive UK tour

Gretchen Peters has a new album on the way and to coincide with the release of 'Dancing with the Beast' on May 18th, via Proper Records, she will embark on an extensive run of touring with dates stretching into August. Gretchen is always welcome this side of the pond and since the release of the superb 'Blackbirds' in 2015 her profile is at an all-time high. A profile cemented by a terrific 'Essential' hits set (RGM review) that all artists should use as a "How to" template if they plan to release a best of compilation. Please read on for more about the new album and those tour dates:

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Joshua Hedley returns to the UK for September shows
Aug
31
to Sep 9

Joshua Hedley returns to the UK for September shows

Joshua Hedley will return to the UK for a run of shows in September including an appearance at the Long Road festival alongside Lee Ann Womack, The Shires, Aaron Watson etc. Hedley's recent album 'Mr Jukebox', released on Jack White's Third Man Records, is classic country influenced by such greats as George Jones, Glen Campbell and Faron Young. Hedley has an uncanny knack for composing an instantly recognisable and familiar tune, he might be looking back but his songs feel like a refreshing change when pitched against much of the music on today's country radio.  Those tour dates and more about Joshua Hedley and 'Mr Jukebox' follows:

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Aaron Watson returns to the UK for September shows.
Sep
5
to Sep 8

Aaron Watson returns to the UK for September shows.

Aaron Watson will make a welcome return to the UK in September 2018 for a run of headline shows and an appearance at the Long Road Festival in Leicestershire. Aaron is touring in support of his widely acclaimed 2017 'Vaquero' album. Tickets for the Glasgow, Manchester and London shows go on sale on Wednesday 16th May, full ticket details, more about Aaron Watson and the video for his new radio single 'Run Wild Horses' follow:

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The Long Road Festival announces additional names for 2018
Sep
7
to Sep 9

The Long Road Festival announces additional names for 2018

The Long Road Festival, which is set for 7th-9th September 2018 in Leicestershire, has announced additional names for the, highly anticipated, inaugural event. Ward Thomas, Luke Winslow-King and Charlie Worsham are among the acts added to an already impressive line-up that features Lee Ann Womack, The Shires, The Wandering Hearts and Billy Bragg. Full details of the line-up, camping/ticket options, location etc follow:

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Duane Eddy announces rare UK 80th birthday shows for October 2018
Oct
23
to Oct 30

Duane Eddy announces rare UK 80th birthday shows for October 2018

A true guitar legend, Duane Eddy will make a rare visit to the UK in October 2018 as he celebrates his 80th birthday year with shows in London, Glasgow and Manchester. Tickets for the shows are available from 9am on Friday June 8th. Duane Eddy's twangy guitar sound is one of the most recognisable and influential sounds in the history of rock music. More details about the shows including ticket links and a little more about Duane Eddy follows:

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Zac Brown Band and Beth Hart latest additions to impressive BluesFest 2018 Line-Up
Oct
25
to Oct 28

Zac Brown Band and Beth Hart latest additions to impressive BluesFest 2018 Line-Up

BluesFest 2018 at The O2 this October was already looking pretty impressive with the likes of John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Robert Plant, Robert Cray and Van Morrison already on the bill. The promoters have now added more impressive names with the always excellent Zac Brown Band bringing their individual brand of Southern/Country/Jam rock to the O2 with special guest Beth Hart. The festival takes place October 25-27th with artists performing in the main arena and at the Indigo venue of the O2. More about the acts, the festival and ticket details follow:

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Kelly Willis July UK Dates in support of 'Back Being Blue' album
Jul
21
to Jul 29

Kelly Willis July UK Dates in support of 'Back Being Blue' album

Kelly Willis' new album 'Back Being Blue' will receive a welcome UK release on July 6th, 2018 via Premium Records/Thirty Tigers to coincide with a run of UK dates. 'Back Being Blue' is her first solo album since 'Translated From Love' back in 2007. The press release and those all important tour dates follow:

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Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes announce June/July 2018 UK dates
Jun
27
to Jul 7

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes announce June/July 2018 UK dates

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes will be bringing their Australian take on the alt-country / Americana genre to the UK in June/July 2018 for a run of dates including two shows at Maverick Festival. The tour is in support of the European release of their latest album 'Some Girls (Quite) Like Country Music' on June 29th. More info about Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes and their new album follows:

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Curtis Grimes announces debut UK tour for June 2018
Jun
21
to Jun 29

Curtis Grimes announces debut UK tour for June 2018

Texas native Curtis Grimes will tour the UK for the first time in June 2018. The dates, with more to be added soon, include a headline show at the Buck N' Bull Saloon Southern Nights event in London. Curtis Grimes might be familiar to some readers for his successful run on the first series of US TV show 'The Voice'. In the years since Curtis Grimes has enjoyed a successful touring and recording career which now brings him to the UK. Please read on to check out the full press release and a video or two:

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Denny Strickland announces UK Dates for June 2018
Jun
16
to Jun 23

Denny Strickland announces UK Dates for June 2018

Tour Update: Denny Strickland will venture over to the UK for the first time in June to perform four shows: Nashville Nights at Under The Bridge in London and the Buckle & Boots Festival in Manchester + dates in Hertford and Wolverhampton. Loads more info about Denny and his new single 'California Dreamin' from the album of the same name follows:

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Carter Sampson May 2018 UK dates with Lauren Barth and Jesse Aycock
May
12
to May 17

Carter Sampson May 2018 UK dates with Lauren Barth and Jesse Aycock

The 'Queen of Oklahoma' Carter Sampson will be in the UK this May for a short run of dates. Sampson will be joined by fellow 'Okie' and 'Hard Working American' Jesse Aycock and from California Lauren Barth (but I'm sure they won't hold that against her). Aycock and Barth will perform as a duo and also accompany Sampson during her set. Carter Sampson has a new album 'Lucky' set for May 25th, the follow up to her widely acclaimed 'Wilder Side' release. Tour dates and artists links etc follow:

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Write Like A Girl tour will showcase female UK country songwriters
May
9
to May 24

Write Like A Girl tour will showcase female UK country songwriters

Three up and coming female songwriters from the UK have banded together for the 'Write Like A Girl' tour coming soon to a venue near you in May 2018. The ladies in question are Emily Faye, Beth Keeping and Vic Allen who will be performing in a Nashville style writers round with a local artist sitting in with them at each stop on the tour (Liv Austin is pencilled in for the London date). The idea is to promote some of the excellent singer-songwriters that we have in the UK, so please try to get along to a show if you can as it looks like it'll be a great night. More info about the artists and those tour dates follow:

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Lilly Hiatt UK Tour set for April 2018
Apr
18
to Apr 26

Lilly Hiatt UK Tour set for April 2018

Fresh from a string of great reviews for her recent 'Trinity Lane' release Lilly Hiatt has lined up a UK tour for April. The Michael Trent (Shovels & Rope) produced album finds Lilly dealing with her issues in a very personal way and musically her 90's Alt-Rock influences are very much to the fore. 'Trinity Lane' rocks, so the dates should be very cool. More about Lilly Hiatt including a new video from a recent Sitch Session, which shows another side of Lilly, + those all-important tour dates follows:

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Kenny Foster returns to the UK for March dates
Mar
1
to Mar 28

Kenny Foster returns to the UK for March dates

Nashville singer-songwriter Kenny Foster will be back in the UK in March 2018 for a run of dates on his 'Living In These Walls' tour. 2017 was a big year for Kenny Foster with his 'Deep Cuts' album gaining critical acclaim and a successful first visit to the UK. He also got coverage in Rolling Stone as "A country artist you need to know". More about Kenny Foster, ticket details and the video for 'Stand' all follow:(UPDATE (22/02/18) Kenny has added additional dates to his March tour and announced 'Made' as his new single for radio.)

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Kate Ellis announces UK tour dates + 'I Believe' single
Feb
9
to Apr 4

Kate Ellis announces UK tour dates + 'I Believe' single

2017 was a big year for Kate Ellis as her debut 'Carve Me Out' album was released to great acclaim with Maverick Magazine, Fatea Magazine and Americana UK amongst the many praising the record. Kate will release a new single from the album 'I Believe' on February 23rd which will include an acoustic version of the track featuring Jonathan Colombo on lap steel. Kate and her band will be playing a run of intimate shows over the next few months which should prove an ideal setting for the songs on 'Carve Me Out'. More about Kate and those tour dates follow:

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The Texas Gentlemen in the UK for AmericanaFest and more
Jan
31
to Feb 7

The Texas Gentlemen in the UK for AmericanaFest and more

The Lone-star collective known as The Texas Gentlemen will visit the UK for a showcase AmericanaFest gig at London's Oslo on January 31st as part of a short UK tour. The band are toured in support of their well received and wonderfully eclectic 'TX Jelly' album. The guys are much in demand as a backing band for a host of artists including Shakey Graves, Joe Ely and Kris Kristofferson so great things are expected as they're sure to cover all the roots bases. More about the band and those dates follow:

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The Sold Out signs are up as Chase Rice prepares to hit the UK
Dec
1
to Dec 6

The Sold Out signs are up as Chase Rice prepares to hit the UK

Demand is high to catch Chase Rice on his debut UK tour. Rice is promoting his first album 'Lambs & Lions' for new label Broken Bow Records and some of the dates are already sold out. This is hardly surprising as his 2014 album 'Ignite The Night' was a number one album on the country charts but with 'Lambs & Lions' Chase Rice is looking to make a new start on his own terms. Much more about the new album  and those tour dates follows:

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Charlie Worsham announces UK dates and Ltd Ed Vinyl
Nov
5
to Nov 20

Charlie Worsham announces UK dates and Ltd Ed Vinyl

Charlie Worsham is back in the UK this November for a run of shows with Lucie Silvas. Charlie will be touring with a backing band for the first time in the UK and promoting his recent 'Beginning of Things' release. To coincide with the tour the album will be available at the dates as a limited edition clear vinyl pressing which sounds pretty cool. More about Charlie Worsham and those dates follows:

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A 'Call To Arms' as Harrow Fair announce UK dates
Oct
31
to Nov 8

A 'Call To Arms' as Harrow Fair announce UK dates

Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner collectively known as Harrow Fair return to the UK for a run of shows commencing October 31st at Stables 2 in Milton Keynes. The duo released their debut full-length 'Call To Arms' album recently to widespread acclaim including a 9/10 review from Americana UK.  The full tour dates and more about Harrow Fair follows:

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Time to go 'Under Cover' with Holloway Road on UK dates
Oct
21
to Nov 18

Time to go 'Under Cover' with Holloway Road on UK dates

On-the-rise UK country duo Holloway Road are back on the road this winter with a run of dates that include a Buck' N Bull show at Islington Metal Works on November 3rd. To coincide a new single / video 'Under Cover' takes you behind the scenes of their recent shows. Please read on for more about Holloway Road, the video for 'Under Cover' and ticket info for the tour dates:

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Good Lovelies announce October 2017 UK dates
Oct
3
to Oct 9

Good Lovelies announce October 2017 UK dates

Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore and Caroline Brooks aka Good Lovelies return to the UK this October for a run of dates. The Juno Award-winning trio will be performing material from their wonderfully eclectic 2015 'Burn The Plan' release, fan favourites from throughout their career and material from a new album set for release in 2018. Tour dates and more about Good Lovelies follows:

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Kenny Foster announces debut UK and Ireland tour
Aug
23
to Sep 4

Kenny Foster announces debut UK and Ireland tour

Nashville singer-songwriter Kenny Foster will visit the UK and Ireland later this month (August 2017) for a run of shows. It'll be the first visit this side of the pond for Foster and the dates include a London show at The Bedford. The tour dubbed 'Ain't From Around Here' also includes a spot at the 'Under The Apple Tree' festival hosted and curated by industry legend Bob Harris. Much more about Kenny Foster follows including 'Stand' the single from his recently released 'Deep Cuts' album.

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Yola Carter announces European festival dates
Jul
21
to Aug 27

Yola Carter announces European festival dates

Yola Carter fresh from her UK Artist Of The Year Award at the recent AMA UK ceremony has announced a string of festival shows in the UK and Europe. 2016 was a banner year for the singer-songwriter with extensive touring and the release of the 'Orphan Offering' EP. Expect new music soon but in the meantime those festival shows and much more about Yola Carter follows

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Holloway Road confirm UK headline tour for July 2017
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Holloway Road confirm UK headline tour for July 2017

UK Country-pop duo Holloway Road are hitting the road in July 2017 for a run of headline dates. The lads are intent on building on the success of recent single 'If She Falls' (10K streams and counting) and a well received set at C2C in London. Tickets are on sale from Friday 26th May @ 10am via SeeTickets. More about Holloway Road and those dates follows:

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Sierra Hull announces June / July 2017 UK tour
Jun
26
to Jul 2

Sierra Hull announces June / July 2017 UK tour

Sierra Hull will return to the UK later this month for a run of shows. The bluegrass singer-songwriter and mandolin virtuoso will be supporting her recent 'Weighted Mind' album which garnered great reviews. The dates include a London show at Bush Hall and a slot at the Maverick Festival. Sierra will be joined by duo partner Ethan Jodziewicz on these dates. Much more about Sierra Hull including the video for 'Black River' follows:

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Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles June UK Dates
Jun
15
to Jun 30

Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles June UK Dates

Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles are back in the UK for a run of shows, performing in a trio, that will culminate in a slot at the prestigious Maverick Festival on June 30th. The dates also include a show at Green Note in London. Erin has a single 'Like The First Time' available now which is the title track from her eagerly awaited new album. Much more about Erin Rae including the new single and those tour dates follows:

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Brent Cobb returns to UK for May headline shows and festival dates
May
20
to May 28

Brent Cobb returns to UK for May headline shows and festival dates

Brent Cobb returns to the UK in May for a run of headline shows and festival slots. If you were lucky enough to catch Brent on his recent UK visit you'll be at the head of the queue for these shows as he really was superb. More about Brent, the tour and the new video for 'Black Crow' follows:

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Catherine McGrath announces extensive UK touring schedule
May
11
to Aug 27

Catherine McGrath announces extensive UK touring schedule

Updated April 6th with additional tour dates. Country-pop singer Catherine McGrath may only be 19 but she is doing things the old fashioned way by getting out there and playing shows. The singer has an extensive touring schedule in place which runs through until August and includes dates opening for The Saturdays' Una Healy and a pair of rising Nashville stars Cam and Canaan Smith + slots at the Country 2 Country and The Great Escape festivals. Much more about Catherine McGrath including those tour dates follows:

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Tia McGraff announces May 2017 UK Tour Dates
May
1
to May 28

Tia McGraff announces May 2017 UK Tour Dates

Canadian singer-songwriter Tia McGraff will return to the UK in May 2017 for a fifteen date tour. McGraff will be accompanied by her partner in life and music Tommy Parham. 'Crazy Beautiful' her most recent album from 2015 garnered great reviews and 'Nineteen' from the album is now out as a single. Newcomers can check out 'Nineteen' after the break along with much more about Tia McGraff including those tour dates:

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Western Centuries announce April / May 2017 UK Tour
Apr
19
to May 8

Western Centuries announce April / May 2017 UK Tour

Western Centuries will visit the UK for the first time starting April 19th 2017 for a tour that stretches into May. The US act will be supporting their acclaimed 'Weight of the World' album which was praised by Jim Lauderdale amongst others. Please read on for those tour dates, a video for the excellent title track and much more about Western Centuries.

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The Grahams and Friends - New album and 2017 UK tour dates
Feb
22
to Mar 10

The Grahams and Friends - New album and 2017 UK tour dates

Nashville based duo The Grahams will visit the UK early in 2017 for a very special tour. The dates will include a screening of their acclaimed documentary 'Rattle The Hocks' complete with Q&A. To coincide with the shows a new album 'The Grahams and Friends (Live In Studio)' compiles tracks from the deluxe version of their last record 'Glory Bound' and the soundtrack to 'Rattle The Hocks'  and will be released January 27th 2017. Those tour dates and loads more about The Grahams follows:

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Sarah Jane Scouten announces November 2016 UK Tour Dates
Nov
11
to Nov 28

Sarah Jane Scouten announces November 2016 UK Tour Dates

Canadian country/folk songwriter Sarah Jane Scouten returns to the UK in November for a run of dates that commence with a show at The Harrison in London on November 11th. Sarah Jane Scouten will perform tracks from her recent 'Railtown Sessions Vol 1' EP and songs from her upcoming album due early next year. Please read on for much more about Sarah Jane Scouten and those tour dates.

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