Here’s a useful list of places to go if you are a country fan looking for ways to fill time before your next gig.
Rolling Stone Country: interviews, reviews and commentary.
The Country Show with Bob Harris: sessions, new music, the Whisperer himself on Radio 2.
Country Hits Radio: Launched in April 2019, this is the first fully national country station. DJs include Baylen Leonard, recipient of the CMA International Broadcaster of the Year 2019.
Chris Country Radio: The ‘Original Gangsta’ of country broadcasting in the UK, with a weekday breakfast show hosted by Chris Stevens and a drivetime show hosted by John Collins.
Your Life in a Song: Dan Wharton chats to country stars, and there are also reviews of great new albums.
Lyric Magazine: A portal of discovery, with playlists, interviews and coverage of all sorts of country music.
Buckle & Boots: The official website of the country festival, returning in 2020 for a fifth year.
The Long Road: The official website of the country festival, taking place on September 6-8 at Stanford Hall.
w21Music.com: Reviews of music and gigs.
Entertainment Focus on Country: Interviews, reviews and news.
Belles & Gals: Now branching out into gig promotion, the focus here is on the females in country music.
Saving Country Music: The man called Trigger spotlights undersung talents, thinks critically about commercial country and offers balanced criticism.
Grady Smith on Country: ‘I listen to country and whatever else I want to!’ says the journalist-turned-commentator whose video on the snap track, ‘This Beat is Killing Country Music’, has taken his Youtube channel to 50,000 subscribers.
Country Music USA: I can lend you my copy of a book which originally came out in 1968 but has been updated to tell the complete story of country music as social history.