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ALBUM REVIEW – Sugarland’s ‘Bigger’

Bigger by Sugarland is released today, and having spent the last week listening to an early preview release there is no denying that the re-teaming of Jennifer Nettles and Kristen Bush under the Sugarland banner has resulted in the creation of an album which only they could have made.

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GIG REVIEW: “Guilty of a Damn Good Time” – Brothers Osborne hit Belfast!

This weekend saw Brothers Osborne visit these shores for the first time, supported by the talented Kendell Marvel – take a look at what we thought of their performances!

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GIG REVIEW: Nashville in Belfast: Sugarland’s Kristian Bush plays the Ulster Hall!

This past weekend saw the beginning of “Nashville in Belfast”, a week long celebration of the sister cities of Belfast and Nashville. We take a look back at Kristian Bush’s amazing solo set at the Ulster Hall, with support from Brian Pounds!

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ALBUM REVIEW: New Music Friday!

Ashley Monroe’s “Sparrow” and Brothers Osborne’s “Port Saint Joe” are out now! Two of the most anticipated albums of 2018 so far, and certainly not to be missed! We take a look at both below! Continue reading

GIG REVIEW: C2C Dublin: Night 1 Review

The opening night of C2C had a promising line up, from rising star Luke Combs, a UK favourite Kip Moore, the reunion of hit band Sugarland, as well as Texan star Kacey Musgraves. Continue reading

GIG REVIEW: Ashley Campbell and Owen Denvir: Belfast Nashville Songwriter’s Festival

Belfast Nashville Festival, with its wide range of entertaining events, was well underway by the time Ashley Campbell and her band took to the stage on Thursday night. However, that did not phase Campbell, as she entertained the crowd at the 14th BelNash Festival in Belfast. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mr Misunderstood goes platinum

Bucking convention hasn’t always been the popular path, but for Eric Church there is no question about where he prioritizes his relationship with his fans. He showed this when he sent his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, to members of his fan club, dubbed the Church Choir, before surprise announcing it at the 2015 CMA Awards and putting it on sale to the public. It is a model that, although traditional, has developed a steadfast audience of devoted Choir members earning RIAA Platinum certification for Mr. Misunderstood, allowing the fourth single from the album, ‘Round Here Buzz’ to reach No. 1 on the Country Airplay Charts and making way for Church to perform at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards.

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“You Look Good” in “This City” – Lady Antebellum rolls into Dublin!

CMNI look back on a memorable gig, when Brett Young, Kelsea Ballerini and Lady Antebellum hit the stage of Dublin’s 3Arena… Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “Welcome Home” by the Zac Brown Band – Album Review

After the success of ‘Jekyll and Hyde‘ in 2015, which featured the recently departed Chris Cornell as well as other genre-bending anthems, Zac Brown Band launched their 5th studio album, “Welcome Home” last month. Since then, it has crowned Country chart albums on both sides of the Atlantic and is the current number 1 album on the UK Official Country Album Charts. We take a look at the album and its highlights…

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GIG REVIEW: “Young and Crazy”: Frankie Ballard at Mandela Hall 22.04.2017

Opening to a small crowd did not phase the rising star! We take a look back at Frankie Ballard’s night at Mandela Hall!
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