Anyone need a coffee and a damn good nap? Between tours from Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Drake White and the Lady Antebellum guys we’re running on empty this week – add in the acts playing at Country Music Week and you’ve got the busiest week in UK Country history happening right now!!
And of course, the tragic events of last weekend in Las Vegas continue to dominate the Country world as the re-building and healing process begins for a community so historically in favour of gun ownership.
So, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so you’ll have heard that Tim & Faith and Kelsea Ballerini have been confirmed for C2C 2018 at the O2 in London, and as of last night, Little Big Town will be headlining Sunday!
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The actual announcement is TONIGHT!! Kip Moore and Midland seem to have already self confirmed and the gap in Kacey Musgraves tour seems to suggest that they will be there too. Follow our updates on social media on Friday night to see the full line up:
Some of our predictions are Carly Pearce, Lindsay Ell, Luke Combs, Lee Brice (our biggest hope), Big and Rich, Jake Owen and Brett Eldredge from acts who haven’t appeared before and maybe Lauren Alaina, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett and Luke Bryan from the returners.
Speaking of Kip Moore, we had the privilege of seeing him (and meeting him before the gig) and Drake White in Birmingham. Both artists have a fantastic stage presence and are brilliant performers. Here are both singers doing what they do best:
The Country world is still reeling from the Vegas shooting last weekend. There’s not a lot that can still be said that hasn’t already been said. We’ll leave it to Maren Morris, who released her song, ‘Dear Hate’ in the aftermath of the tragedy. It’s out to buy today and the money goes towards the fund for the families affected by the events.
Miley Cyrus performed ‘The Climb’ for the first time in 6 years to close The Tonight Show the day after the Vegas shooting. She may well not produce much Country music anymore, but this is a great song!
Luke Combs was scheduled to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel show and sing new single, ‘When it Rains it Pours’ but changed it last minute to older song, ‘Used to You’, a song about loss, in light of the Vegas attack.
The Brothers Osborne appeared on the Bobby Bones Show on Tuesday (Oct. 3) and shared an unreleased song in tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting. Readers can press play above to hear it; the song is called “While You Still Can,” and it talks about the frailty of life.
John Osborne broke down in tears talking to Bones before he and brother TJ played “While You Still Can,” which was written by Travis Meadows. The brothers had played at Route 91 Harvest Festival earlier in the weekend.
“When we finished, we were talking about how amazing of a crowd it was. There was so much love in the air, and people were so free of worry and care, and they’re just having the best time of their lives. Aside from everything that happened, it’s a crowd that we’ll never forget. Man, it’s hard …” John Osborne tells Bones through his tears. “They’re family. Every person who’s ever come out to a show of ours, they feel like family to us, you know? We owe them everything.”
Also appearing on the Bobby Bones show this week was a bearded Dierks Bentley, who played the emotional song, ‘Here on Earth’ for the Country community mourning the loss of 58 of its fans and supporters.