Here at YLIAS we would love to wish everybody a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! We’d like to say a big thank you to the country family for all the support in what has been a phenomenal 2016 for country music. It has been an absolute pleasure to be involved in such a warm, ever-growing community of fans, sharing so many wonderful moments over the past 12 months. Who would have thought just a few years ago that we’d be struggling to fit so many country shows into our schedules!
We’d also like to thank the industry professionals that we have worked with over the past year. PR companies, management, record labels, promoters – thank you for giving up your time to help with artist interviews, event coverage and the day-to-day content we provide on here. This website wouldn’t exist without your consistent help and generosity.
But most of all, a big thank you to the country artists on both sides of the pond. Every US artist we’ve interviewed, both here in the UK and during our trip to North Carolina, has been incredibly humble, open and a joy to spend time with. And to all the UK artists who have done interviews with us at Buckle and Boots, FSA Fest, C2C and elsewhere – you are the life and soul of country music and we thank you for building something so special here on home soil. Your unbelievable kindness allows us to do what we do, and it’s been incredible to become friends with so many of you. You guys are ace. Here’s to an even better year in 2017 for British country!
We already have some exciting plans in place for 2017 and we can’t wait to share them with you guys very soon. Merry Christmas!