Non-Main Stage Artists to See at Country2Country 2019!
It feels like Country2Country Festival gets bigger every single year and with this growth comes an array of superb artists joining the lineup. It’s not just on the main stage either, with a number of satellite stages outside the O2 Arena, there are countless options when you’re looking to catch a live performance. Previous years have seen the likes of Drake White and Ashley McBryde make a huge impact on these stages, but who do we think will make a splash this year?
The singer-songwriter from Kansas has been a popular figure in the UK since he headlines ‘Nashville Meets London’ at Canary Wharf a couple of years ago. His 2017 album ‘Come Back Road’ was a favourite here at Six Shooter and we’ve been waiting for him to head back over the pond ever since. With a powerful voice and rock-tinged country music, he’s sure to be a hit at C2C 2019. You can read our 2017 interview with Logan here.
Friday – Town Square Stage – 13:00
Friday – Country Music Week Hub – 14:00
Sunday – BBC Radio 2 Stage – 15:30
A rising star in country music, Ingrid Andress makes her UK debut at C2C 2019. The graduate of Berklee College of Music has written songs for the likes of Charli XCX (‘Boys’) but is now currently making big waves over in the States with her own music. You might have heard her latest single ‘Lady Like’. If you’re a fan of great songwriting – Ingrid Andress is not to be missed!
Friday – Town Square – 13:40
Saturday – Big Entrance – 12:30
Saturday – C2C Sessions – 15:10
James Barker Band
Having won countless awards and built a name as one of Canada’s great country music bands at the moment, James Barker Band take a long-awaited hop across the pond for C2C 2019. Their last album Game On” was a great success and, with the release of new single ‘Keep It Simple’, they have their eyes set on breaking the USA and UK. If energetic, pop country is your thing, they’re well worth checking out. To find out more, check out our recent interview with the band here!
Friday – The Saloon – 23:15
Saturday – BBC Radio 2 Stage – 14:40
Sunday – C2C Sessions – 10:30
Sunday – Country Music Week Hub – 14:00
Signed to the legendary Big Machine Records, Lauren Jenkins arrives at C2C on the brink of the release of her debut album ‘No Saint’. The songwriter, who we recently interviewed as she headed over to the UK, makes her debut on our shores a week before she makes her Grand Ole Opry debut and releases her LP – a busy time! She’s also directed a short film based around her latest single. It’s fair to say that she is one talented artist ready to rock C2C!
Saturday – Town Square – 12:30
Saturday – C2C Sessions – 15:50
Sunday – Town Square – 13:10
Sunday – BBC Radio 2 Stage – 14:40
Kicking off the weekend as part of the CMA Songwriters Series show, Ross Copperman has some serious songwriting pedigree. The American originally signed with Sony Records in the UK but returned to Nashville where he’s written songs for the likes of Luke Bryan (‘Strip It Down’), Dierks Bentley (‘Black’), Jake Owen (‘American Country Love Song’) and many many more. On top of all that, he’s also produced the likes of main stage artists Brett Eldredge and Keith Urban. You’ve got to catch this guy – a modern day Nashville legend!
Thursday – CMA Songwriters – 19:00
With a gold-certified debut record in the form of her 2014 single ‘God Made Girls’, RaeLynn is no stranger to success. Her 2017 album ‘WildHorse’ was received warmly and helped her on her way to becoming a star. C2C 2019 marks her first trip to the UK this year, before she comes back in the summer as support for Maren Morris. Her sweet vocals and brand of pop country mean that she could well be a stand out performer at this year’s festival.
Friday – BBC Radio 2 Stage – 14:45
Saturday – Town Square – 15:10
Sunday – C2C Sessions – 13:10
Sunday – Aftershow Party – 22:45