C2C 2014 saw megastars Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Dixie Chicks, Dierks Bentley and Martina McBride performing, emphasising that Country to Country is an incredible opportunity for fans to see their idols come together over one weekend, under one roof. Tickets for Country to Country 2015 have gone on general sale today (Friday, 17th October at 10am), plus as well as London and Dublin, they have also added Norway and Sweden.
The legendary BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Bob Harris, who will again be compering C2C said, “I am excited and honoured to be a part of C2C once more. It is a wonderful experience to walk out on to the stage of The O2 and see the arena absolutely packed with enthusiastic fans. There will be major coverage of C2C 2015 on BBC Radio 2 and I am very proud that ‘Bob Harris Country’ has played a part in the spectacular popularity of Country music in the UK.”
Sarah Trahern CMA Chief Executive Officer says, “C2C has been a valued partner in the growth of Country Music in the UK and Europe. The expansion of C2C speaks to the popularity of the music, the artists and the enthusiastic response from our international fans.”
More information on the C2C 2015 artists:
The hugely successful US trio Lady Antebellum comprises Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood. They formed the group in Nashville, with all three singers harmonizing for the first time around Haywood's piano, but they’ve earned their stripes on the road. That's where Lady Antebellum truly came alive, mixing the rootsy stomp of forward-thinking Country music with the swooning, sweeping sound of three voices that were born to mesh. With 747, Lady Antebellum's fifth album, the band captures the speed and spirit of its critically-acclaimed live show in 11 new songs, including the single “Lie With Me” currently playlisted at BBC Radio 2.
Luke Bryan made his mark first as a songwriter and then signed to Capitol Records as a performer. With each record his popularity has increased and he’s now one of the biggest American ticket sellers in any genre of music. He’s sold nearly 6.4 million albums and 24.9 million digital tracks and has enjoyed 11 No. 1 singles. Five No. 1’s are from his newest CD, Crash My Party; “That’s My Kind Of Night”, “Crash My Party”, “Drink A Beer”, Play It Again” and “Roller Coaster”. He has three 2014 CMA Award nominations; Entertainer Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Male Vocalist.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Florida Georgia Line are the hottest duo in country music and comprise Tyler Hubbard from Monroe, Georgia and Brian Kelly from Ormand Beach, Florida (hence the name). They broke through with the massive country and pop hit “Cruise” in 2013 which smashed the record for the longest running No. 1 on the Billboard country charts! They have continued their record-breaking momentum with gold-certified “Dirt”, the lead single from their highly anticipated second album Anything Goes. FGL are currently nominated for CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, have previously taken home ACA, AMA, ACM, Billboard, CMA and CMT Awards.
Jason Aldean is one of America’s most successful touring artists in any format. He has sold over nine million albums and has taken 13 trips to #1 on the American Country Radio charts. Each of Aldean’s albums has been certified platinum and he was recently recognized by the RIAA as the Top Digital Male Country Artist In History with sales totalling over 21 million downloads. He is currently headlining his monumental Burn It Down tour which saw him play sold-out shows in the country’s biggest amphitheatres and arenas. Two-time ACM Male Vocalist Of The Year Jason Aldean’s latest and sixth studio album will be Old Boots, New Dirt.
Brantley Gilbert made his mark first as a songwriter with two Jason Aldean No. 1 hits “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem”. His career as a recording artist has seen sales increase dramatically with each release, the most recent being Just As I Am which topped the US country charts. The reigning ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, Brantley doesn’t just write songs, he shares from the heart the chapters of his life through music. He’s created a high-energy, in-your-face collection with plenty of adrenaline and testosterone but also evokes a softer connection, proving a tough guy can be tender, too.
Brandy Clark has enjoyed great success as a songwriter and is now critically acclaimed as a singer too. She has received two 2014 CMA nominations for New Artist of the Year and for Song of the Year (for Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow,” which she co-wrote with Musgraves and Shane McAnally). Her debut album 12 Stories was named the Best Album of 2013 in any genre by New York Magazine and New York Post, among others. Clark also co-wrote Miranda Lambert’s No. 1 hit “Mama’s Broken Heart” (with McAnally and Musgraves), The Band Perry’s hit “Better Dig Two” (with McAnally and Trevor Rosen) as well as songs recorded by Sheryl Crow, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and more. She is currently on tour with Eric Church.
Singer-songwriter Kip Moore explored his own experiences of growing up in a small Georgia town and working diligently for years to achieve his musical dreams to create his MCA Nashville debut album, Up All Night. The album, which became the best-selling debut by a US male in 2012 and 2013, successfully captures those unforgettable coming-of-age moments, especially for those longing for a life beyond a small town's borders, as well as the roller coaster of love and heartbreak at any age. He delivers these honest and deeply personal lyrics with a gravelly voice weathered by life's detours and disappointments and strengthened by his dreams and unyielding determination. He's currently nominated for CMA "New Artist of the Year."