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Sara Evans consulted over Nashville’s Rayna Jaymes

Longtime locals in Nashville, Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) and Steve Buchanan produce the series alongside creators Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick. In their pursuit over the show’s six years, the production team were never going to settle for anything less than capturing the authentic Nashville story, and the struggles most local musicians face in their rise to prominence and fame.

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Daniel O’Donnell returns to Millennium Forum for his hit Country show

The hit TG4 country music show, Opry le Daniel, returns to Derry~Londonderry for 7 nights of the best of country music from some of the best local and further afield stars with nightly recordings presented by Ireland’s own “King of Country” Daniel O’Donnell!

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EXCLUSIVE // CMNI Meets Mandy Barnett

This week we had the wonderful privilege of catching up with Mandy Barnett ahead of her Belfast appearance with the Ulster Orchestra. We chatted influences, spare time and the pressures of the music industry.

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Nashville comes to say farewell to Belfast

Last night the Nashville cast performed their last gig in Dublin as part of their Farewell Tour. There was an immense excitement, albeit mixed with a sense of sadness as we know the end of the show on TV is drawing ever closer. Tonight they do their thing in Belfast!

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WIN // Brothers Osborne Tickets

CLOSING DATE: Friday 4th MAY 15:00

Saturday 5th May see’s the fabulous Brothers Osborne roll into Northern Ireland for their first UK gig of this your. They’ll be playing in Belfast’s Limelight, straight after a Dublin appearance on the previous night. The event comes just two weeks after the release of their second album ‘Port Saint Joe’. CMNI’s very own Courtenay Mercer shared the great news with us last Friday…read about it here. The band also tweeted  instructions to make sure you know the best way in which to listen to it!

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Big Tom returns home for final time

On Tuesday night he remains of singer, who passed away aged 81, were brought home to Oram village in Co Monaghan for a public reposal at the community centre, with the coffin placed beneath a giant mural of the man himself. People have flocked from all over Ireland to rural County Monaghan to pay tribute to the man they called “the King” of Irish country.

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Lisa Wright to release new EP

Featuring country-tinged lead single ‘Tennessee’, the UK songwriter’s new EP is available to pre-order now

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“Classic” in Every Sense!

On May 2nd, Nashville’s Mandy Barnett and Belfast’s Ulster Orchestra will come together for one “Crazy” night only, to celebrate all things classic country!

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CMT’s Nashville touches down in UK tomorrow for final time

The hit show, Nashville have taken to the skies and for a final time they’ll showcase their talent and music to us in the UK and Ireland as they embark on the final spin off tour. Esten,
Bowen, Carmack, Jackson, and Palladio will host eight shows in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland for their Farewell UK Tour. The Belfast gig is booked into the SSE arena for Tuesday 24th April.

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Belfast Goes Nashville

For many years there has been a close link between our very own Belfast City and the iconic music city of Nashville. The region’s connection with Tennessee dates from the Scots-Irish settlement of the area in the eighteenth century to the diverse relationships and cultural ties that link Belfast and Nashville today. Belfast has been an official sister city of Nashville, since 1995 in a partnership focusing on social projects, education, and musical and cultural exchange.

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