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Country is calling!

Sunday, 22nd October, 2017 7:00pm
Country is calling!

Faith Hill will be one of the main stars at Country to Country.

Country is calling!

Faith Hill will be one of the main stars at Country to Country.

COUNTRY to Country, Europe's biggest country music festival, is back for its sixth year.

The event, which is running over three consecutive dys in Ireland the UK, will arrive in the 3Arena on Sunday, March 11.

Joining Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Little Big Town will be one of America’s biggest country stars, Kacey Musgraves, who will headline the festival for the very first time.

The stellar headliners will also include multi-platinum and acclaimed artists Emmylou Harris, Kip Moore, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Margo Price and Midland. 

The show will feature the best in country music and programming that fans have come to love and expect, with performances from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, Ireland, UK and Europe.

For the first time and due to popular demand C2C Glasgow will now take place at The SSE Hydro, having grown out of the Clyde Auditorium.

Chris York, C2C Festival promoter for SJM Concerts, said: “Once again, Country to Country is delighted to be bringing the finest in US talent to the UK and Ireland.

“Our sixth year brings some welcome returning stars as well as a wealth of new and up and coming artistes across many stages in London. “We are delighted to be returning to Dublin and moving to the wonderful Hydro in Glasgow where the event goes from strength to strength.

“Our fantastic partners the CMA continue to help us deliver the best event, which would not be what it is without the amazing fans of all things country over here.”

 Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been dominating the music charts since the early ‘90s. They began touring together in 1996 on McGraw’s Spontaneous Combustion tour. In 2000 they created the Soul2Soul franchise with their record-breaking Soul2Soul tour that became that year’s top grossing and most successful US tour.

Their success continued in 2006-2007 when Soul2Soul II hit the road, becoming the best attended tour of the year in any musical genre. It remains the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history. Kacey Musgraves has earned massive critical acclaim for her first two albums, the Gold-certified debut ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ in 2013 and ‘Pageant Material’ in 2015. Musgraves took home the award for ‘New Artist of the Year’ at 2013's CMA Awards and also won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song (‘Merry Go Round’) and Best Country Album (‘Same Trailer Different Park’), the ACM Award for Album of the Year (‘Same Trailer Different Park’), and most recently the 2014 CMA Award for Song of the Year (‘Follow Your Arrow’). The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue has sold out famous venues all over the world, including the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Little Big Town, consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook, first entered the music scene more than 18 years ago.

This will be their first-time headline Country To Country.  Praised for their flawless “silvery vocal harmonies” (The Guardian) and their “irresistibly upbeat” (Rolling Stone) style, Little Big Town are an award-winning live act with prowess and effortless on-stage chemistry.

Little Big Town have earned almost 40 award show nominations.

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