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Farmers Bash 2019 Lineup due this week

With just weeks to to to Christmas, Santa will come early to some mega country fans as the folks down at Farmers Bash HQ spread a little cheer! Tomorrow (Tuesday 20th Nov) marks the day when we will find the details of the launch regarding who will be hitting the stage at Belfast’s SSE arena next October.

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Farmers Bash Special – One Week to go

Just seven days to go and a very limited amount of seated tickets left, Farmers Bash 2018 is set to be even bigger than last year! With a special lineup of Ireland’s best country stars and even the Rednex (Cotton Eyed Joe) joining in on the fun, if you’re a local country fan, it’s a night not to be missed. Below we want to look at who is taking part and what you can expect from the night!

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Nathan Carter launches new autobiography

By now Nathan Carter has become very much a household name across Ireland, North and South. Named Ireland’s biggest country music star. He is heralded by many as reviving the country music genre and bringing it into the mainstream. He has sold out venues across the UK and Ireland, has landed his own prime time show, and is loved and respected by legions of fans across Ireland.

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CMNI are Nashville bound

Tomorrow sees some of the CMNI team head off to Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. We’re very much excited and are currently in the process of trying to set up some interviews when we’re over there. Nashville is the home of country music and the home of the ‘Grand Ole Opry’ – the show that made country music famous. It’s the worlds longest running radio show, celebrating 92 years of consecutive Saturday night broadcasts.

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Steve Earle – The Background

With around three weeks until Steve Earle rolls his tour bus into Belfast, we take a look at whats inspired him, where he has come from and take a look at his most recent work. If you ever had any doubt about where Steve Earle’s musical roots are planted, his new collection, So You Wannabe an Outlaw, makes it perfectly plain.  “There’s nothing ‘retro’ about this record,” he states, “I’m just acknowledging where I’m coming from.”  So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, Texas.  Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade but he acknowledges, “Look, I’m always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do. And I’m always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It’s who I am.”

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The Shires to Support Shania Twain on Tour

Top selling British Country act of all time; The Shires have announced that they are to support Shania Twain on her UK and Ireland tour later this year. The news comes hot off the heels of their third album release last month and Ben having just became a father for a second time.

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Aaron Watson set for UK but no Irish dates announced

AaronStraight from one of his most successful album to date, ‘Vaquero’ (2017) and the release of latest country radio single ‘Run Wild Horses’, Aaron Watson has announced his latest tour of the UK this September, headlining shows in Glasgow, Manchester, London and The Long Road Festival in Leicestershire. Having played over 2,500 shows in his fifteen-year career as an independent artist, with nearly half a million headline tickets sold in the last 18 months, Watson has made it a priority to tour internationally and visit fans in the UK, Europe and worldwide since his previous record. We’d be keen to see him back in Ireland!

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Jenn Bostic brings “Revival”, UK album release tour to a close with Sold Out Belfast show

Northern Ireland music fans were spoiled for choice this past weekend with a trio of Nashville artists hitting Belfast stages.  Whilst Kendell Marvel and Brothers Osborne were rocking the Limelight, fellow Nashville resident Jenn Bostic brought her “Revival”, UK album release tour to a specular close with a Sold Out show at the nearby Crescent Arts Centre.

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Brothers Osborne tour reaches Irish Soil

This weekend marks the first Brothers Osborne headline tour. Kendell Marvel is travelling with them and will provide the support for their gigs!

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Brothers Osborne’s ‘Shoot Me Straight’ was recorded live in front of a bunch of friends

Brothers Osborne recorded much of their new album, Port Saint Joe, in a beach house in Florida, and one of the songs they tracked — “Shoot Me Straight” — was recorded live in front of a bunch of friends who came down to hang out.

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