For the very first time at Country2Country, ‘Sounds Like Nashville’ will be hosting late night shows at the Indigo at The O2! The ‘late nights’ will take place on Saturday 12th March and Sunday 13th March, starting at 10pm following the main event at the O2.
On Saturday 12th March, country star David Nail will be performing, following his set earlier in the day on the BBC Radio 2 Country Stage (same venue). David has had two #1 hits – ‘Let It Rain’ back in 2011 as well as ‘Whatever She’s Got’ in 2013 which became a platinum-selling single. He was nominated for Single Of The Year at the ACMs in 2010 with ‘Red Light’, then in 2011 he was also nominated for Male Country Vocal Performance at the Grammys with ‘Turning Home’, from his stunning album ‘I’m About To Come Alive’.
Joining David on the Saturday will be Florida native Brooke Eden, promoting her new single ‘Daddy’s Money’, and Canadian pop-country duo High Valley (brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel). High Valley’s major label debut single ‘Make You Mine’ combines their bluegrass roots with a modern pulse, and they are set to release a new album at some point this year.
On Sunday 13th March, Lauren Alaina will be making another appearance, following her set with David Nail on the Saturday morning on the BBC Radio 2 Country Stage. Since finishing runner-up on American Idol back in 2011, Lauren’s debut album ‘Wildflower’ hit #2 on the country chart, and she has had an impressive five top 40 singles.
Joining Lauren Alaina will be The Shires, who need no introduction. The driving force in UK Country Music over the past couple of years, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes have been named as ‘C2C Ambassadors’ for this year’s festival. In such a short space of time, they have appeared in Nashville at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, opened for Little Big Town on their US tour, and have just finished a UK arena tour opening for The Corrs. And of course, their debut album ‘Brave’ hit the top 10 in the UK last year, making them the first UK country act to achieve such a feat.
Entry to the Sounds Like Nashville Stage is free for C2C ticket holders, and you can also use your C2C wristbands if you do not have a ticket for the main event.