Country Music Week is going Digital!!! The organisers of Country To Country – Europe’s biggest country music festival – alongside some of the world’s best country stars and emerging talent have come together to deliver a full week of free incredible country music content across various platforms exclusively for UK and European fans.
Taking place from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th October 2020, Country Music Digital will include live sessions, exclusive interviews, social and radio show takeovers, showcases, quizzes and many more.
Country Music Week has previously brought fans an exciting, week-long series of shows across iconic London venues celebrating all things country. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic; Country Music Week Digital will offer fans the opportunity to connect with artists across the broad spectrum of country music.
Artists taking part in Country Music Week Digital include American Young, Andrew Farriss, Ashley McBryde, Brent Cobb, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Carly Pearce, Caylee Hammack, Chris Young, Danielle Bradbery, Dustin Lynch, Emma & Jolie, Granger Smith, Ingrid Andress, Jackson Michelson, Jameson Rodgers, Jimmie Allen, Kalie Shorr, Lady A, Lainey Wilson, Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell, Matt Stell, Michael Ray, Midland, Mitchell Tenpenny, Mo Pitney, Morgan Wallen, Noah Schnacky, Payton Smith, Rodney Atkins, Runaway June, Ruthie Collins, Scotty McCreery, Tenille Townes, The Adelaides, The Cadillac Three, The Shires, Tim Dugger, Twinnie, Tyler Rich, Vic Allen, Ward Thomas and Willie Jones, with more artists to be announced soon.
Country To Country socials will host exclusive Day In The Life Takeovers with artists giving an insight into their daily lives. Artists will be taking over Country Hit Radio for hour long programmes; as well as performing on the likes of BBC Radio 2, Destination Country and Chris Country Radio alongside exclusive interviews. Big Machine Happy Hour and BMG & BBR present Afternoon Tea will also take place across the week featuring some incredible artists. Song Suffragettes and Nashville’s Bluebird Café also return to host live online concerts. Plus, a live performance and interview on Sunday Brunch with Twinnie alongside Ingrid Andress and many more hosting their own events.
Timings and where to watch & listen will be announced next week.
*line up subject to change.
COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2020 – DIGITAL
Monday 19th October
The Shires and Chris Young interviews on the Full Country Breakfast Show – Chris Country Radio
Lainey Wilson – BMG & BBR present Afternoon Tea with
Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, Lainey Wilson, Kalie Shorr, Twinnie, Vic Allen and Emma & Jolie: Song Suffragettes – Live from Nashville
Jimmie Allen A Day in the life of – C2C Instagram takeover
Tenille Townes – Country Hits Takeover
Tuesday 20th October
Matt Stell interview on the Full Country Breakfast Show – Chris Country Radio
Jimmie Allen – BMG & BBR present Afternoon Tea with
Lindsay Ell A Day in the life of – C2C instagram takeover
Dustin Lynch interview – Smooth Country Radio
Tenille Townes interview – BBC Radio Scotland
Matt Stell: Sony Music Nashville’s UK Sessions
Wednesday 21st October
Mitchell Tenpenny & Ward Thomas interview on the Full Country Breakfast Show – Chris Country Radio
Lindsay Ell – BMG & BBR present Afternoon Tea with
Scotty McCreery A Day in the life of – C2C Instagram takeover
‘Lee Brice – Interview and Exclusive Song Premiere – Country Hits Radio’
The Cadillac Three – Big Machine Happy Hour
The Adelaides and friends – “Driveway with”
Mitchell Tenpenny: Sony Music Nashville’s UK Sessions
Scotty McCreery – Country Hits Takeover
Ward Thomas Facebook Live with Chris Country Radio
Thursday 22nd October
Michael Ray interview on the Full Country Breakfast Show – Chris Country Radio
Andrew Farriss – BMG & BBR present Afternoon Tea with
BBC Radio 2 Country Show with Bob Harris Show – Morgan Wallen in session
Midland A Day in the life of – C2C Instagram takeover
Payton Smith – Big Machine Happy Hour
Ingrid Andress presents “Is That The Tequila Talking?” UK Edition
Brent Cobb – A night in with Destination Country
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce Show “House Music” with Lady A in session
Michael Ray Facebook Live – Chris Country Radio
Friday 23rd October
Jameson Rodgers interview on the Full Country Breakfast Show – Chris Country Radio
Lucie Silvas – BMG & BBR present Afternoon Tea with
Brett Eldredge Session Performances – Chris Country Radio with videos on CountryLine
Caylee Hammack A Day in the life of – C2C Instagram takeover
Tyler Rich Big Machine Happy Hour
Jameson Rodgers: Sony Music Nashville’s UK Sessions
Ashley McBryde and Lindsay Ell: Live from the Bluebird Café, Nashville
Saturday 24th October
Noah Schnacky A Day in the life of – C2C Instagram takeover
Danielle Bradbery Big Machine Happy Hour
The Destination Country – Country music quiz
The Shires, Granger Smith, LoCash, Track 45 and Elvie Shane on the BBR & BMG Showcase
Willie Jones and Carly Pearce Country Hits takeovers
Sunday 25th October
Twinnie – Performance and Interview Live on Sunday Brunch
Bob Harris – Stand By Me: 50 Years In Broadcasting a special zoom event hosted by Destination Country
Lee Brice, Rodney Atkins, Mo Pitney, Ruthie Collins, American Young, Jackson Michelson and Tim Dugger presented by Curb RecordsRunaway June and Cam Country Hits takeovers.
About Country Hits Radio – Country Hits Radio is delighted to partner up with Country Music Week for the second year in a row. To have the opportunity to bring the UK todays best country music on the radio, and now Country Music Week bringing the best performances to wherever our audience are will be nothing short of a fantastic experience.
During this special week the artists who will be performing for you will also be hosting shows over the seven days exclusive to Country Hits Radio, playing you songs from their favourite artist and giving us great stories from their own lives. Once Again this will be a landmark week of Country music for the UK and you’ll hear all the latest only on Country Hits Radio.
About Chris Country Radio – Chris Country has been broadcasting country music to the UK since 2013 and is available on DAB Radio and on smart speakers. Blending the finest tracks from both sides of the pond, the line-up includes founder Chris Stevens on breakfast, plus Kix Brooks and Bobby Bones direct from Nashville every weekend. In March 2020 Chris Country became part of the CountryLine family, and newest presenter Tim Prottey-Jones has joined the station to spotlight the UK country music scene each week on “CountryLine Homegrown”.
About BBC Radio 2 – During Country Music Week, BBC Radio 2 has Country superstars Lady A – formerly Lady Antebellum – performing for Radio 2 House Music on Ken Bruce’s show, bringing listeners two very special performances from their separate homes in Nashville (Thursday 22nd October, 9.30am-12pm). And all that week from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd, Ken revisits Tracks Of My Years with Carrie Underwood selecting the music she loves, in an interview first broadcast in 2015. Her track choices include music from Simon & Garfunkel, Dolly Parton, U2, Queen, Willie Nelson, Guns N’ Roses and Wham! The Country Show with Bob Harris features the UK session debut of Morgan Wallen, set to be country’s next big superstar after posting record streaming numbers for his last two singles, alongside exclusive live music from Thomas Rhett, Mandy Barnett, Brett Eldredge, Lukas Nelson, Willie Jones and more. (Thursday 22nd October, 9-10pm). All programmes are also available on BBC Sounds live and for 30 days after broadcast.
BBC Radio 2 is the UK’s most listened to radio station, with a weekly audience of 14.4 million (RAJAR Q1, 2020), delivering the broadest range of music presented by some of the UK’s best loved entertainers and specialist shows covering Country, Jazz, Blues, Folk and more. The network’s presenters include Zoe Ball, Michael Ball, Tony Blackburn, OJ Borg, Ken Bruce, Craig Charles, Rylan Clark-Neal, Fearne Cotton, Sara Cox, Jamie Cullum, Gary Davies, Vanessa Feltz, Paul Gambaccini, Bob Harris, Ana Matronic, Cerys Matthews, Huey Morgan, Trevor Nelson, Graham Norton, Paul O’Grady, Dermot O’Leary, Mark Radcliffe, Liza Tarbuck, Clare Teal, Jeremy Vine, Johnnie Walker, Jo Whiley, Claudia Winkleman and Steve Wright. Recent programmes and series include The Keith Urban Playlist featured a carefully curated selection from Keith of the best contemporary and classic music that’s moved and inspired him; Bruce Springsteen: From My Home To Yours, with Bruce playing records from his own collection and sharing his thoughts about the times we’re living in, direct from his home in New Jersey; and Sheryl Crow performing at her Nashville Ranch for Radio 2 Live at Home.