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‘The Bloodied Yonder’ by Ben Rogers (Album)

November 23, 2015 in Music Reviews

Recriminations, regrets and rebellion abound on this record of classic outlaw country, all washed down with some stirring songwriting Canadian… Tags: , , , , ,

Ten Ton Man

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Permission To Sin EP’ by Ten Ton Man

October 29, 2015 in News

‘Gritty Americana’ trio Ten Ton Man return to our Thursday exclusive slot as Songwriting proudly debuts their new six-track EP… Tags: , , ,

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Introducing… Rashmi

September 17, 2015 in Features, Interviews

A singer-songwriter, actress and succesful Hollywood screenwriter, Renaissance woman Rashmi blends Americana and Indian influences to really quite devastating effect… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Sodajerker presents… The Bacon Brothers

September 16, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The podcasting duo Sodajerker are back with an absolutely stellar sibling songwriting pairing, who you may just have heard of…… Tags: , , , , ,

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton movie coming to US TV

August 24, 2015 in News

‘Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors’, a “family-oriented, faith-based story”, will air on the NBC network at 9-11pm on 10… Tags: , , , ,

Don Henley

Don Henley readies country album

July 18, 2015 in News

As Eagles’ farewell tour nears its end, Don Henley plots next move: a country album paying homage to southern roots… Tags: , , ,

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Songwriting goes to Nashville

July 7, 2015 in Features, Interviews

On a recent trip to the US, Songwriting got to spend some time in the home of c0untry music, Nashville… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Merle Haggard Willie Nelson Django & Jimmie

Django And Jimmie by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard (Album)

June 5, 2015 in Music Reviews

The latest collaboration between two outlaw country legends takes a nostalgic look at the dusty roads they’ve travelled down together… Tags: , , , , , ,

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival: last call for entries

May 16, 2015 in News

If you’d like to submit a song to this year’s song contest, be quick: the deadline’s been extended till Wednesday… Tags: , , , , ,

My Darling Clementine

Beverley Folk Festival’s unique country-crime mash-up

May 13, 2015 in News

Leading crime author Mark Billingham and country duo My Darling Clementine are teaming up to create a one-of-a-kind live show… Tags: , , , , ,

Callaghan A History Of Now

A History Of Now by Callaghan (Album)

April 26, 2015 in Music Reviews

Having already tasted success in the US, Lincolnshire-born songstress Callaghan brings her country-flavoured adult pop back home to the UK… Tags: , , ,

Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss

Krauss and Nelson recommence US tour

February 28, 2015 in News

Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson are picking up where they left off after joint tour dates were cancelled last summer… Tags: , , , ,

Brian Dunne-Songs From The Hive

Songs From The Hive by Brian Dunne (Album)

February 26, 2015 in Music Reviews

‘Songs From The Hive’s’ catchy songwriting sees youthful New York songwriter Brian Dunne making a bid for the big league… Tags: , , , , , ,

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Introducing… Callaghan

February 24, 2015 in Features, Interviews

This British singer-songwriter is already well known in the US… now it’s time to look at conquering her native land… Tags: , , , ,

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Interview: Ward Thomas

February 22, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting speaks with two of Nashville’s unlikeliest rising stars – a pair of convent school-educated twin sisters from deepest Hampshire… Tags: , ,

Dan & The Wildfire

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Austin, TX’ by Dan & The Wildfire

February 19, 2015 in News

There’s a definite country tinge to this week’s exclusive track, which comes from Boston, Massachusetts-based five-piece Dan & The Wildfire… Tags: , , , , ,

Dara Sisterhen

Boom by Dara Sisterhen (EP)

February 12, 2015 in Music Reviews

North Carolina’s Dara Sisterhen releases ‘Boom’, an EP that combines her love of country music and the British invasion brilliantly… Tags: , , , , ,

Neighbour Of The Year

Neighbour Of The Year by Nat Johnson (Album)

November 12, 2014 in Music Reviews

Nat Johnson takes her first foray into the world of the solo artist, leaving you wishing she lived next door… Tags: , , , , ,

Nashville Songwriter

Book review: ‘Nashville Songwriter’ by Jake Brown

October 23, 2014 in Gear

Jake Brown has written an insightful book looking at the methods of the 20 most influential songwriters in country music… Tags: , , ,

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Interview: Caitlin Rose

August 24, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting meets Caitlin Rose, a rising Nashville starlet who’s also starting to make waves on this side of the pond… Tags: , , , , , ,