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Nashville in Belfast kicks off this week

This week sees the return of a special week of events celebrating Belfast’s special link with Nashville, a link that goes back over 20 years. That connection has  evolved to include music, cultural and educational exchanges,  tourism and business development in both cities.

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Chace Rice announces UK dates..including Belfast

Chase Rice has announced his much-anticipated return to the UK & Europe in January 2020 following a mainstage performance at C2C Festival earlier this year, and the two-week US country radio #1 for his Gold-certified viral hit ‘Eyes On You’ (listen here).

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Chase Rice tops us country airplay charts for a second week with ‘Eyes on You’

With Gold-certified hit “Eyes On You” earning the top spot at US Country radio for the second consecutive week on both the Mediabase and Billboard charts, multi-Platinum entertainer Chase Rice, who performed on the main stage at C2C Festival in March, celebrates the result of years of hard work that have triumphantly culminated in his first No. 1 hit as an artist.

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Ulster Orchestra bring the sounds of Nashville to Belfast

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Carrie Underwood Inducts Kelsea Ballerini into the Grand Ole Opry

Ever since she made her Grand Ole Opry debut on Valentine’s Day in 2015, Kelsea Ballerini, 25, has been absolutely crushing it.

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Grand Ole Opry’s Hal Ketchum, Afflicted by Alzheimer’s, Stops Performing

Singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has retired from performing. An announcement to that effect was posted by his wife, Andrea, on Facebook Sunday (April 14).

“He has been battling this for some time now,” the announcement said, “but because of his love for his fans he continued performing as long as it was possible … Hal is otherwise healthy and happy, enjoying time with his family and friends.”

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Keith Urban shows massive respect for our own Foy Vance

Go to London…hire a bike..everyone does! Even Keith Urban! Below Keith Urban shares the story of how he first discovered the man behind “Burden,” Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance.

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US Country Star Joe Nichols Announces first UK tour

Multi-platinum, 4x GRAMMY-nominated US country artist Joe Nichols is set to play his first UK shows this September, in a series of intimate acoustic dates which will bring the ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winning singer to London, Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, following a headline appearance at Switzerland’s Country Night Gstaad Festival. Tickets for all UK shows are on sale tomorrow at 10am via AltTickets.com:

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Farmers Bash 2019 Is Launched

Last night some of the best in Irish Country Music descended on the big smoke to officially kick off the run up to th Farmers Bash 2019. The foyer of Belfast’s huge SSE arena normally packed for pop events was filled by the strumming of guitars and gentle tones of Johnny Brady and Derek Ryan.

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LANCO’s Advice to Anyone with a “Rival”

LANCO’s Advice to Anyone with a “Rival” 

It seems songs about using your haters as your motivation, with kind of a how-do-you-like-me-now swagger, are making a comeback in country music

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