Further Browsing

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

Absolute Radio Country: Launched in April 2019 initially as Country Hits Radio, this is the first fully national country station. DJs include Baylen Leonard, recipient of the CMA International Broadcaster of the Year 2019

CountryLine Radio: The ‘Original Gangsta’ of country broadcasting in the UK, with Matt Spracklen on air six times a week including a workday morning show and Tim Prottey-Jones’ CountryLine Homegrown show on Wednesdays at 8pm

ARC Radio: Launched in 2020 by Simon and Charlotte Birds, the station plays Americana, Roots and Country. At 4pm on Sundays, some berk called Jonny plays music from Texas and Oklahoma, celebrating the Red Dirt scene

Buckle & Boots: The official website of the country festival held at Whitebottom Farm near Manchester

The Long Road: The official website of the country festival held at Stanford Hall, Lutterworth

The British Country Music Festival: The first essay in a four-part examination of UK country from the nineteenth century to the present day, which was commissioned by the team behind this Blackpool festival which returns over the first weekend of September 2023

Holler Country: comprehensive site for country fanatics including playlist recommendations and profiles of new acts

w21Music.com: Reviews of music and gigs

Live In The Living Room: Youtube channel helmed by James Vince, who has been hosting country acts for a decade either in his living room or at the Bedford in Balham

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

Country Music Attendees: A passionate fan community on Facebook

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