Held in Dublin's 3Arena, it's grown over the last five years into a multiact celebration of all that modern country music
has to offer.
She wants to visit the home of country music
, Nashville, Tennessee, and also to travel around Texas.
Reflecting the extraordinary surge in popularity that country music
has enjoyed in the UK in recent years, The Long Road will also feature a strong contingent of rising star UK acts across the weekend including hotly-tipped London-based duo Ferris and Sylvester and country-soul singer songwriter Yola Carter.
Budweiser's SXSW play expands on the beer giant's major push into the space two years ago, when it launched its Country Club experience at several country music
events like Stagecoach, Faster Horses and the CMA Music Festival.
"In giving voice to songs like 'Good Ole Boys Like Me,' 'Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good' and 'Amanda,' Don Williams offered calm, beauty, and a sense of wistful peace that is in short supply these days," Country Music
Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young said in a statement Friday.
"Shania Twain's impact on country music
is undeniable," adds Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music
Hall of Fame, Nashville, Tenn.
Bicoastal "chose to do a country format because, along with us, they see the popularity and the numbers of (country music
) listeners in Eugene, Oregon and across the nation," David said.
Sonny made country music
more commercial, Robble said.
His band, Northwind, had hits with City Lights and Today in the 1970s and Kenny was inducted into the British Country Music
Hall of Fame in 2007.
(Reuters) - Miranda Lambert on Friday led all nominees for the second consecutive year at the Academy of Country Music
Awards (ACM), collecting eight nods, including entertainer of the year and top female vocalist, in some of country music
's highest honors.
THEY are a couple making country music
who regularly play Nashville and live in Birmingham.
Hidden In the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music
, Diane Pecknold, ed., Duke University Press, 2013.