Johnny Cash Country

The Death of Genres & The Growth of Country

On Friday I attended a panel discussion organised by the Country Music Association (CMA). The speakers outlined some compelling statistics to show the growth of Country music in the UK. 39% of UK adults listen to Country music 30% started listening to Country music in the past 5 years 64% of new listeners are UK

Taylor Loren

First Signs of Love No. 182 Taylor Loren

From Delray Beach, Florida this is Taylor Loren, our first featured artist to be selected via our Reverbnation tie-up. Taylor sings, writes and first picked up a guitar aged 10 years old. She released her debut EP Dreamin’ towards the end of last year. Recorded in Nashville with session musicians more used to playing with Randy Travis

Abbi Scott

First Signs of Love No 162. Abbi Scott

Abbi Scott is a 19-year-old small town girl with superstar dreams. Hailing from the tiny town of Clinton, Indiana she started at a young age and after taking part in a few singing competitions in her early teens she could see the power of her voice, and knew music was her calling. Currently located in Nashville, she

Colleen Brown

Artist of The Week. Colleen Brown

Direction is the new album from Canadian singers/songwriter Colleen Brown. The Edmonton based musician’s latest material explores love, fate and psychic retooling with each track enriched with intonating lyrics about personal growth and trajectory. Brown has already been compared to fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell in her motherland – high praise indeed and richly deserved. There

Cookie Baker

First Signs of Love No 155. Cookie Baker (Exclusive)

Little Engine is the début single from Australian contemporary folk and alternative pop artist, Cookie Baker and precedes a full length album planned for late 2015. It’s this week’s First Signs of Love featured track on RCM, and we’re delighted to say we have the exclusive first play. Cookie Baker was raised on a farm by

Charles Johnson

Artist of The Week. Charles Johnson

Recorded at the historic Sound Emporium studio ‘Everything I Know’ is the début album from Charles Johnson, an artist we first featured on Episode 117 of Lost On Radio. Folk-rock singer/songwriter, Charles Johnson, is an unchained, raw talent, creating emotional and tangible music. Pairing finger picked, driving guitar with his unique vocal delivery, he offers his explorations

Pauline Andres

Artist Of The Week. Pauline Andrès

French-Hungarian Pauline Andrès, is a singer-songwriter who takes honesty to another level. Andrès’ debut album is the materialisation of the drunks she met whilst travelling, and the domestic violence that haunted her family. Writing from the heart, Andrès’ dusty country songs, are always laced with candid emotions and alternative guitar surges. Released next month, ‘All

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Band Of The Week. Black River Wild

‘ Black River Wild are a four piece from London consisting of Blake Robson (Vocals & Guitar), Miranda Lewis (Cello) Ashley Hallinan (Drums) and Greg Bracken (Bass & Guitar). Some of you might remember that Blake played a solo set for us at last year’s inaugural #RCMHangout Festival. BRW have just released their debut five

Dan Bettridge

Artist Of The Week. Dan Bettridge

Introducing 20 year-old singer-songwriter Dan Bettridge and his new four track EP ‘Darker Days’ released today (24th February). The EP follows on from last year’s ‘Hunter’s Heart EP which one favour with BBC Radio 2’s Dermot  O’Leary. Dan resides in the seaside village of Ogmore-by-Sea, South Wales, where he first picked up a guitar at

Sam Pinkerton

Sam Pinkerton – An Introduction

Florida born singer-songwriter Sam Pinkerton is the up-and-coming face of the music scene. Her cheery yet mellow sound incorporates pop, country and soul, giving a modern take on traditional folk. Pinkerton began her musical career with indie-folk band Someone Like Tommy, before moving to Nashville to develop her solo career. Within a year, Pinkerton had