Sometimes, when an artist brings out a new album, you'll hear them refer to it as the album that they 'always wanted to make.' And sometimes, they'll actually mean that, too, because it's only logical that an artist should get better, or refine if you like, what they do and
It's not too often that you get the opportunity to speak to someone like Jim Lauderdale, where most of the names that come up in conversation have all secured their own places in the music history books, too. Harlan Howard, Buck Owens, Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, Robert Hunter, Patty Loveless,
The very first time I heard their song 'Love Is War' (Billy Montana, Kylie Sackley, and Jonathan Singleton) I became a fan of American Young. All it took was those few minutes. In fact, as is always the case with the best songs, it really only took a few seconds.
Welcome to another installment of my country music diary! I know it's been a while since I've posted an update, so let me apologise for that first of all. It's been a hectic few months for me, to say the least. All in very good ways, though, I'm happy
For this writer at least, Logan Brill was one of the revelations of the Harvest Country Music Festival which took place in Westport and Enniskillen towards the end of August. I'd heard of Logan before then, but as is nearly always the case with great artists, nothing compares to actually
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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been announced as the first headliners for Country to Country 2018 and will
Country music fans on this side of the Atlantic have always reserved a very special place in their hearts for something as beautifully simple as a great country voice singing a great country song. That's why I think so many are going to love Jamie Lee Thurston's debut single, 'Givin'
Stephen Rosney is an Irish singer/songwriter with the whole world at his hands, thanks in no small part to having a whole world of talent in his hands! Give the Ballycumber, Co. Offaly native a pen and a guitar, and suddenly the easy-going, unassuming father of three (with wife Helen)
When it was first announced towards the end of 2016 that Aiken Promotions planned to host a massive outdoor country music festival in August of this year, my immediate reaction, like that of thousands more around Ireland I'm sure, was one of sheer joy and pure excitement. After all, the
It's that time of the year again when the best little street party in the midlands gets set to see out the summer in style. I'm talking, of course, about the Canal Quarter Festival. And this year a real touch of country class features on the bill for the first