Carrie Underwood confirmed for The Long Road Festival

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Carrie Underwood Confirmed For The Long Road Festival In September


**Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winning country superstar added to line-up for 3-day event in Leicestershire**



One of country music’s biggest global superstars, Carrie Underwood, has been confirmed for a brand new music and lifestyle festival The Long Road, which takes place in Leicestershire from September 7th – 9th 2018. Underwood joins a long list of acts from across the country, Americana and roots spectrum already confirmed for the 3-day event including The ShiresLee Ann WomackBilly BraggAngaleena Presley Catherine McGrath, The Wandering Hearts, Una Healy, Ward Thomas, Joshua HedleyCharlie WorshamElizabeth CookDanielle Bradbery and many more.


Carrie Underwood:


I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting new festival that celebrates the heart and soul of country music on a global stage!”


Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film and propelling her to international stardom. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has sold 64 million records worldwide and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote.  She will release her new studio album, Cry Pretty – which features the hit lead single of the same name – on 14th September, a few days after her performance at The Long Road.


Taking place within the grounds of Stanford Hall in Leicestershire from September 7th – 9th 2018, and curated by Tennessee-born country music specialist and radio presenter Baylen Leonard, The Long Road will present one of the UK’s largest, most authentic celebrations of country, Americana and roots music featuring five stages of live performances, authentic down home cookin’ and a wide range of themed outdoor activities.


The festival has also partnered with an array of organisations including BBC Music Introducing, who will host a stage fronted by presenter of BBC Radio 2’s weekly country show Bob Harris showcasing a selection of up and coming country and Americana acts. Harris will also broadcast tracks from the festival on his weekly country show, which airs every Thursday at 8pm on BBC Radio 2. The Birthplace of Country MusicThe Bluegrass Situation (BGS)The Americana Music Association UK, and independent UK label Loose Records, will also all be involved in bringing artists to the festival to showcase an array of international talent.


The full line-up to date is as follows:


Carrie Underwood

Lee Ann Womack

The Shires

Billy Bragg

Aaron Watson

Angaleena Presley

Brent Cobb

Danielle Bradbery

Ward Thomas

Una Healy

Charlie Worsham

Ashley Campbell

The Lone Bellow

The Wood Brothers

Elizabeth Cook

Joshua Hedley

The Wandering Hearts

Caroline Spence

Zack Logan 

Catherine McGrath

Frontier Ruckus 

Folk Soul Revival

Dori Freeman

Andrew Alli

The Brummies

Logan Brill

American Young

Striking Matches

Laura Oakes

Luke Winslow-King

Ruby Boots

Ferris & Sylvester

Andy Brown

Kashena Sampson

Danni Nicholls

Parker Millsap

Yola Carter

William The Conqueror

Jarrod Dickenson

Dimpker Brothers 

Danny and The Champions of the World

Megan O’Neill

Two Ways Home

Holloway Road

Kevin McGuire


Jess and The Bandits

Gary Quinn

Treetop Flyers

The Arlenes

Joana Serrat

Cardboard Fox

Worry Dolls



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