Five UK Country Artists You Should Check Out

With new albums from Ward Thomas and The Shires being released this year, we thought we'd check out five other great UK country artists worth discovering.

Raintown

The country duo are the only band to play at each Country2Country Festival at London's O2 Arena. Their new album 'Writing On The Wall' is set to cement their place at the front of the band's becoming a part of the new UK country scene.

Paul and Claire head out on tour this October, and can be seen in city's including Glasgow, Manchester and London.

Dexeter

The band have supported the likes of Ward Thomas, The Shires and Raintown on tour, and now they're reaping the rewards! Their crowdfunded debut album "4000 Miles to Nashville" hit number 14 on the UK country charts.

4000 Miles to Nashville? Dexeter make you feel like you're already there.

Laura Oakes

As a young girl in Liverpool, Laura became obsessed with country music, declaring her love for Dolly Parton at a young age. A trip to Nashville a few years later convinced her that writing and performing country music was what she wanted to do with her life.

In fact, she's writing and recording new material right now. We could have brand new music from Laura by the end of 2016!

 

Sasha McVeigh

Sasha has performed at numerous country festivals over in the US including Taste of Country and Country Jam. On this side of the pond, Sasha recently won the "Female Vocalist of the Year" award at the UK Country Radio Awards.

She toured the UK and Europe for the first time this year and she says that is just the beginning; "these past few years have been part of a journey, a journey that's far from over. I feel incredibly blessed for all the opportunities that continue to present themselves and for the support of my fans, friends and family.

Holloway Road

Another UK country duo, Jack and Robert come from Southend-On-Sea. Their influences include Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves and The Eagles - so it's no surprise their one of the best UK country artists around!

A new EP is on the way from the lads, and we can't wait to hear it.

 

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