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This weekend is all about Country-to-Country at the O2 in London!

Country-to-Country, C2C, at The O2 in London

Much more that just a music festival it's a celebration of country music, style and culture, and will see the O2 transformed into a mini Nashville…

Gretchen Peters, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter from Nashville is on tour in the UK this week!

Hailed by many as one of Nashville's best contemporary songwriters, Gretchen Peters is performing from her 8th album – her most successful album to date! Read more for tour dates and venues.


Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour Exhibition is opening 5th June at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore superstar Carrie Underwood's critically acclaimed world tour with the exhibition Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which opens 5th June 2013 and runs through until 10th November.


Hangout Music Fest 2013, in Gulf Shores Alabama, announces top lineup and tickets go on sale…

 

The fourth annual Hangout Music Fest will take place 17–19 May 2013. The three-day festival on the beach along Gulf Shores in Alabama, will feature Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and the Kings of Leon as the top acts.

Deep South USA are now on Twitter! Follow us here…


At the end of last year a talented writer named Julia Hammond battled her way to win the Daily Mail Travel Writing Competition and the prize of a press trip to the Deep South of America, with the write-up of her trip featured in the Daily Mail in January. You can read her story here…


London Olympics Gold medallist Mo Farah will run at the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half Marathon this February!

The New Orleans Half Marathon is on Sunday 24th February 2013, and lands 12 days after Louisiana's Mardi Gras celebrations. The marathon will start downtown on Poydras Street. With the fast and flat course below sea loevel, contestants will relish the sights along the beautiful St. Charles Avenue, running out and back before touring the historical French Quarter, iconic City Park and Esplanade Avenue. The participants will finish at Roosevelt Mall behind the New Orleans Museum of Art.

The UK's first country music festival is coming to The O2 in London this March! Tickets are now on sale for the huge two-day music festival…


We are working with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you C2C: Country to Country, the first country music festival to come to the UK. C2C is at The O2 in London on Saturday 16th March and Sunday 17th March featuring country music superstars Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes and Vince Gill, to name just a few! The sound of Nashville at the world's most popular venue marks a major milestone in the UK's love of country music, where major US artists sell out arenas throughout the country.

Channel 4 has acquired the exclusive first UK rights to run the drama series Nashville for its More4 channel starting February 2013!



Love, power, money, family & music are at the heart of the highly anticipated drama Nashville which sees legendary country music icon Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton previously starred in Spin City & American Horror Stories) struggle to maintain her place in the spotlight while the ambitious rising pop vixen Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere from Heroes) is snapping at her heels. Academy award-winning Callie Khouri (writer of Thelma & Louise) executive produces the series.

Watch the new trailer for the documentary about the legendary Alabama town – Muscle Shoals! The Rolling Stones and Bono celebrate the premiere due to be shown at Sundance Film Festival…

 

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