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21st May
UK 6-piece, country-rockers The Heartland Roots Band have announced that their fourth single is set to be released on May 31st and will be available on all platforms.

Formed in Leicester, the band say that they play ‘Heartland Rock’, “a genre which combines elements of country rock, folk, with other rootsy aspects such as blue-eyed soul and rhythm and blues.” 



18th May
Founded in January 2016, A.G.D ( A Good Day) is a country-rock band that includes guitarist and songwriter Paul Jupe, who has announced that he is due to release his first full solo single.

‘Home Town’will available on all good platforms from June 3rd, but you can pre-save your copy now.




15th May
After the release of her debut single “Homeless” back in February, Reya Jayne is so excited to announce that her next single, “How Good You Are”, will be out on May 29th!!!

Available on all social media platforms @reyajaynemusic, the single was produced by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Takoree at Spectrum Studios, London and can be pre-saved on @spotify NOW!!


Photo – Declan Creffield.

11th May

Emily Faye has announced the release date for her upcoming single ‘Fearless’, due to land on Friday 29th May.  Co-written with Sue McMillan, the song came from a place of vulnerability and courage, and the fact that they both come hand in hand.

Emily says:It’s raw and my absolute truth, and it basically shows my ongoing journey from trying to be perfect, to learning to accept that it’s ok not to be.  I really hope you enjoy it and it speaks to you in one way or another.”

Produced by Sue McMillan, Mixed and Mastered by Adrian Hall, you can
Pre-Save your copy now.  It is also available to Pre Order wherever you buy your music.


7th May

The organisers at The Long Run have announced a little preview of what’s to come for The Long Road’s 3rd edition, which will now take place 10th-12th September 2021.

This includes one of their Interstate headliners and a broad range of acts from across the Country spectrum to give you a taster of what to expect next year.

Keep checking their website for more details and bookings




4th May
“Is This Home” – Is the new single from Stuart Landon and due to be released exclusively to Spotify on Friday 8th May!





4th May
Laura Evans is set to release her latest single 
on Friday 8th May from her forthcoming EP, “Running Back To You” which will be released on Friday 31st July.

Pre-orders of the single is available now via iTunes




2nd May
Hannah Paris is so happy to share a song she has written as a personal “Thank You” to all the Frontline Fighters & key workers both inside and outside of healthcare.

Due to drop on all platforms Friday 15th May, Hannah will be launching her new single Live on Facebook on Thursday (14th May) at 7 pm!

Pre-order your copy of “Frontline Fighters” now 


2nd May

One of Kelsey Bovey’s main goals is to beat her first charting of #29 in the singer-songwriter charts with her next release. And thankfully, just before the Corona Virus Lockdown, she returned to the studio in February to record her next EP.

Although no release date has yet been confirmed, her management has told us that Kelsey is expected to drop her next single “Magnetic”, and hopes that the EP will shortly follow.

“Magnetic” is due for release on Friday 15th May and has been recorded and produced by Danny McMahon & Andrea Succi at Puzzle Maker Studios.”.  Pre-orders will be available from 8th May

1st May
UK Americana Artiste Hannah White has finally released details of her upcoming album with Norwegian A-listers The Nordic Connections.

Hannah is so excited because this self-titled album is the first-ever recorded live, the first-ever album recorded overseas.  The first-ever album recorded with a band, mixed & mastered to tape.  The first-ever album to be out on vinyl and the first-ever album to physically be in shops.

The album is out on June 5th, but you can Pre-order from May 8th and you will also receive the new single ‘Pay Me A Compliment’  as a free gift, right there and then.

London-based singer/songwriter Hannah says that “Your support is appreciated now more than ever.”


30th April
Molly Anne is super excited to present to you a brand new, uplifting single ‘Rise’ from Molly & The Moon, that is due to hit down on Friday 8th May.

A song of hope – Rise is a positive message for our times, urging listeners to look for the light in the darkness.

Molly Anne will also be premiering the video LIVE on Facebook on Friday, 8th May at 17:00 BST.


24th April
The Rising are pleased to announce that our brand new single “Shadows On The Wall” will be released on 8th May and available to pre-save now.

Chris Logan says: “We have put together this trailer/short film to promote the single and help show you what the song is about. This is probably the darkest subject we have covered and as a result, we have gone with a darker and edgier sound to fit the subject matter.  We really hope you enjoy this short film as we had lots of fun putting it together and it added another outlet for us being creative.”



21st April
Jade Helliwell is due to drop her next single on May 1st.

Pre-Save/ Pre-Order your copy of ‘The Moment’ now!




20th April
Coronavirus or no coronavirus, Hannah White decided not to postpone this single because she says that we need music now more than ever.

And she is very proud of this song which had its radio debut on BBC Radio London last Friday.

‘Pay Me A Compliment’ was recorded live in a bread factory in Bergen with The Nordic Connections and features the moment when Øyvind on bass drops his box of tobacco (luckily in time).

This song will be out on May 8th.



20th April
UK singer-songwriter, Donna Marie Songs is currently working on unreleased songs and co-writing with other artists, with another acoustic EP expected very soon and she also has a new, upbeat, show-stomping single coming out on Climbing Mountain Records.  

“Get Wild” is due to drop on May 8th, and is available to pre-save now




16th April
Emilia Quinn is set to release her next single on Thursday 30th April.

“Mistakes” is the first release since Emilia’s debut EP, ‘Wrote Off’, launched her career in June 2019.  Following the three-track acoustic record, Emilia is kicking the door down with her new, full band sound.  Bringing more grit and sass, she is excited to show the world just what she’s made of.



13th April

Gareth Heesom is set to release his next single on the Old Tub record label.
Reviewed by Liverpool Sound and Vision as: “An absolute sense of definition in time, ‘Hold You In My Dreams’ is a song for the age and one that you cannot but help love.~  Ian D Hall

“Hold You in My Dreams” is from his Fallen Angel LP released in November and is now available to pre-order on iTunes in the UK and other countries.




12th April
Tommy Taylor is releasing his debut single on May 8th, and all sales are going towards his friends Nick Ingham and Christina Ingham son as he has just been diagnosed with Leukemia. 



30th March
Jake Aldridge has asked for our support as he takes the leap of a lifetime.  The award-winning hip-hop artist has decided to leave Rap behind for the release of his first Country-Pop song, “Partners in Crime”, and features backing vocals by Leanne Louise. 

Composed by Matt Knight, former right-hand man of chart-topping producer Andy Whitmore, “Partners In Crime” has also been co-written with David Booth, Jake’s mentor throughout his transition of rapping to singing.

Set for release on Friday 17th April, the new single is devilishly cheeky, with the change in genre exposing Jake’s mischievous side.

Jake says:
“It’s a huge change.  Singing in general, is scary as hell for me!  I’ve fallen in love with Country music though and one thing that hasn’t changed, is my eagerness to only release music that I’m passionate about”.

The BCA is always happy to assist our upcoming artistes where we can and suggest you visit his website for more details and check out Jake’s Socials at Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

27th March ~
The organisers of C2C  have announced that is will return in 2021 and are thrilled to confirm that Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and Eric Church will remain your headliners!

And they have assured that all 2020 tickets will remain valid for the 2021 event (including your selected seats)

More artist announcements to come later this year.



27th March

Kezia Gill has shared the artwork for her next single, “Another You”.  (photography by Dickon Clark)

“After quite a poppy, jangly opening Kezia’s voice comes in, and when Kezia sings you listen because you know she has something to say.  The song is a declaration of love, and this time it is for real, it is forever.  This is not some sickly love song though, this is powerful, raw and emotional through the vocal.  It is a shouted declaration she wants him to hear it and know it, she wants the world to hear it and know it” ~
Silverball Country
“Another You” will be available to download and stream from 17 April on all the usual media outlets.



26th March
Taynee Lord & The Crookes Announces Upcoming Single.
Release date April 10th

Pre-Save your copy of “No God Of Mine” on Spotify, Apple Music or Deezer here: 




26th March
“Cinderella” is the next release from Scott Nichols, which is due out on March 30th, and on Friday (27th) He will drop a small BTS look at why he wrote this song + an acoustic performance. Filmed by @jongrayson1 in the heart of Soho (last summer!), you can see this promo on his FB page.

Don’t forget – If you want to pre-save “Cinderella”, then click here.



20th March | Buckle & Boots 2020 Announcement
Father and Daughter Karl and Laura Hancock with News on this year’s festival.


19th March

Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Laura Oakes is hoping to offer a little light relief by announcing her forthcoming EP – How Big Is Your World.

Straight off the back of a slot on the BBC Radio 2 playlist, the EP features the outstanding singles ‘Better in Blue Jeans’, ‘Welcome To The Family’, ‘Learn to Be Lonely Again’ and ‘Old Ghosts’ that have cemented her name as one of UK country’s biggest rising stars.

How Big is Your World, is set to drop on Friday March 27.


10th March

Donna Marie (songs) Announces New Single “Pity Party” to be released worldwide on CLIMBING MOUNTAIN RECORDS – 23RD MARCH

Starting 2020 with an award nomination for BEST MUSICIAN at the Belles and Gals’ UK Country Music Spotlight Awards, Donna Marie is releasing her next single ‘Pity party’ which was co-written with US songwriter/producer Justin Johnson & award-winning UK country music singer Thornehill.

Her previous two singles have been successful in their own right. ’ON THE ROAD’ already gaining more than 100,000 plays on Spotify and her last single ‘SHELTER’ being picked up by BBC Radio.

“Pity Party” was recorded and produced by Donna, guest musicians are Matt Wells (Dobro) and Justin Johnson (percussion).  Pre-order here 

Also, catch Donna Marie LIVE in April, Tickets are available from her website and She is also touring with ‘A Country Night in Nashville.’

7th March

Stuart Landon has announced his new single “Beautiful Mess” will be released on Monday 16th March. 

C2C attendees can see the very first exclusive live performance of the single on Friday 13th March at 2 pm on The Big Entrance Stage and Saturday 14th March at 3 pm on the ICON Stage.

Available to pre-order on iTunes now


5th March
Northern Irish Country Pop/Rock Duo The Rising return with their fresh new single, “Just Another Name”.  The second to be released in the Duo’s new monthly single release strategy.

The song is about two main themes, bullying and a toxic relationship.  Based around the idea that no matter how much someone may push you down or try to make you feel bad, things will get better and that person will just be another name in the history book of your life.

They have recently released their second album “Moving On” which received great critical acclaim across national and regional media. Including publications in the USA featuring the band.

Just Another Name’ is will be available on all digital platforms globally from 27th March 2020, and will be launched at a special hometown gig on 28th March on The Belfast Barge, Belfast.



3rd March
Gary Quinn has announced that his new single ‘TIP OF MY TONGUE’ dropping March 20th.

Pre-Save your copy now!




3rd March
Megan O’Neill is very excited to be bringing out some new music this month.

Due for release on Friday 27th March, you can now pre-save ‘Devil You Know’ on your preferred streaming platform.

Remember: Every pre-save helps to get those algorithms up.



1st March

April Jai is set to release her next single, which has been written entirely by April Jai and is about the pressure and anxiety that comes along with chasing a dream. The lonely life and struggles of an artist are not talked about openly enough and April Jai hopes to start the conversation with this brand new single.

“Back Again” will be available on all major platforms from Friday 6th March, but you can pre-save your copy now