Country music is now more popular than ever, stretching far and wide from its origins in the USA. Having obtained a global audience, here in the UK we’re spoiled with touring country artists and festivals every year. So grab your cowboy hats and boots, and enjoy a taste of Tennessee. Get yourself to a country show or festival in the UK; here’s our top picks of 2019:
When: Sun 19 May – 04 Dec
Where: Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Brighton, Bristol
Yola’s debut album ‘Walk Through Fire’ is a genre-bending release from one of the most powerful emerging British voices in music today. See the singer-songwriter in the UK this summer, and again in December.
When: Sat 25 – Fri 31 May
Where: Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, London
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Maren Morris starts her headlining world tour this weekend. Joining Morris for Girl: The World Tour is Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn.
When: Fri 09 Aug
Where: Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire
The multi award-winning, British Country duo The Shires come to Castell Roc at Chepstow Castle once again, in Monmouthshire. Join the music festival with a difference.
When: Thu 20 – Mon 24 Jun
Where: London, Leeds, Manchester
In support of his upcoming album ‘The Saint Of Lost Causes’, due out 24th May, join American singer-songwriter and son of alternative country artist Steve Earle, Justin Townes Earle on his UK tour.
When: Mon 22 Jul – Tues 22 Oct
Where: Bristol, Brighton, Exeter, Bournemouth, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, York, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Manchester, Birmingham, London
Canadian actor, producer, director, and now singer-songwriter Kiefer Sutherland will be touring in support of his recently released, sophomore album ‘Reckless & Me’.
When: Fri 06 – Sun 08 Sep
Where: Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Following the success of the first festival last year, the 3-day music and lifestyle event will return to Stanford Hall this summer, with its two headliners Kip Moore and Josh Turner, plus many more.
When: Tue 10 Sep – Thu 12 Sep
Where: Glasgow, Manchester, London
Country artist Eric Paslay delivers a powerful punch as a renowned, platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer. See him perform across the UK this September.
When: Fri 27 – Mon 30 Sep
Where: London, Manchester, Glasgow
Ashley McBryde returns to the UK, for her biggest solo headline shows to date, following her most recent UK visit in October 2018 supporting Luke Combs on a sold-out run of dates.
When: Sat 12 Oct
Country superstar Brad Paisley will play a huge date in London at The O2 Arena on Saturday 12th October, as part of a world tour, with support from Chris Lane.
When: Thu 10 – Wed 16 Oct
Where: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow
Two-time ACM Vocal Group of the Year and reigning CMA Vocal Group, Old Dominion, added UK dates in October to their acclaimed ‘Make It Sweet’ tour. Make sure to see them live!
When: Wed 16 – Sun 20 Sep
Where: Manchester, Gateshead, Glasgow, Brighton, London
The Country Music Association’s international artist-focused touring series, Introducing Nashville, has announced UK dates for its upcoming tour this autumn.
When: Mon 21 – Sun 27 Sep
The organisers of C2C Country to Country are bringing Country Music Week back to London from Monday 21st October. See the week-long series of shows across iconic venues to celebrate all things country.
When: Mon 21 – Mon 28 Oct
Where: Bristol, Oxford, London, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow
Following a UK intimate tour last year, live favourites Striking Matches will be back this autumn with one of country’s brightest new stars Tenille Townes.
When: Mon 21 – Mon 28 Oct
Where: Manchester, Glasgow, Gateshead, Birmingham, Bristol, London
Musician, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Charles Esten has announced his biggest headline UK tour to date culminating at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall as part of Country Music Week.
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