London’s Royal Albert Hall and Nashville Meets London have partnered for a virtual Country music concert event to be held Saturday, July 18th, at 19.30 BST / 1:30 p.m. CDT on the Royal Albert Hall YouTube channel (here), as part of the venue’s recently launched livestream series, Royal Albert Home.
The free viewing event will feature performances by American Southern rock group The Cadillac Three, American country music singer Michael Ray, singer-songwriter from Alberta, Canada, Tenille Townes, and Yorkshire-native, Twinnie.
The show aims to raise funds for the Royal Albert Hall, which is closed for the first time since World War Two. Like all arts venues across the UK, the Hall is in financial crisis as a result of the pandemic. Since closing its doors on 17 March, its online concerts have raised over £50,000.
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “This series has spotlighted an incredible collection of world class talents working in an extraordinary array of genres. Since we launched on 9 April, we’ve featured everything from Baxter Dury to Bach cello suites, from spoken word to homegrown soul. Now we’re absolutely delighted to announce the first country music concert as part of Royal Albert Home, showcasing four fantastic acts who’ll bring a little bit of Nashville into your living room. The line-up illustrates just how exciting and eclectic the world of country is right now, and we can’t wait to share this show with you.”
The Hall, which marks its 150th anniversary next year, has played host to innumerable legendary acts. Recent country shows on its famous stage include headline sets from Darius Rucker, Kacey Musgraves and Charles Esten.