CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF COUNTRY TO COUNTRY – MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED
SJM Concerts, AEG Presents, DFC & MCD in association with Country Music Association are proud to present:
CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF COUNTRY TO COUNTRY
10 TO 12 MARCH 2023
MORGAN EVANS JOINS THE MAIN STAGE LINE UP FOR C2C 2023
CMA’S INTRODUCING NASHVILLE LINE UP ANNOUNCED
TYLER BRADEN, CAYLEE HAMMACK, ALANA SPRINGSTEEN
With a few months to go until the 10-year celebration, Country to Country is pleased to announce the second wave of incredible artists appearing at next year’s festival.
Australian singer/songwriter Morgan Evans will be joining the world class line up of the 2023 Festival. The announcement follows an extraordinary few years for the Australian born country music superstar. This year Morgan released single ‘Over For You’, his most vulnerable song to date. Following latest EP, ‘The Country And The Coast Side A’, which builds from the foundation Evans created with his debut album ‘Things That We Drink To’. The album arrived straight in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and cemented his status as a global country force, singer / songwriter, and entertainer.
Also confirmed are the powerhouse artists for CMA’s Introducing Nashville. C2C will introduce Tyler Braden, Caylee Hammack and Alana Springsteen to UK fans. Introducing Nashville has brought the Nashville-style songwriters round across the globe, with artists taking the stage together in an acoustic line-up to share the stories behind their songs with international audiences. Visit IntroducingNashville.com for more information.
These newly announced artists join world-renowned superstars Zac Brown Band,Thomas Rhett and Lady A plus Nashville’s hottest artists Midland, Jordan Davis, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lainey Wilson and Mitchell Tenpenny alongside prolific performers Lindsay Ell and Matt Stell. In London the unstoppable Breland will open C2C on the Friday night and will co-host the festival across the weekend with the legendary Bob Harris OBE.
Country to Country; Europe’s biggest country music festival has become a staple in the UK festival calendar and has brought country music to the UK and Ireland masses, with tens of thousands of fans attending each year. The festival continuously hosts the best in country music and entertainment, bringing over the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe. C2C London ticket holders will have access to daytime live performances and other live events. Watch out for news to come over the next few months for programming of the Festival Stages, BBC Radio 2 Stage, Cinema Screenings, The Bluebird Café, and C2C Sessions.
C2C 2023 take place at The O2 London, 3Arena Dublin and The OVO Hydro, Glasgow from Friday 10 to Sunday, 12 March 2023.
Australian-born country phenom Morgan Evans is striking a chord with fans with the release of his new single “Over For You.” Evans debuted the deeply personal track, lauded by Billboard as “absolutely one of [his] best releases to date,” during his headlining set at Australia’s CMC Rocks QLD Festival, in front of a sold out 25.000 fans. Clips of the emotional performance amassed hundreds of thousands of views, as well as thousands of comments filled with shared stories of heartbreak. all within just a few days, prompting its immediate release to country radio. The vulnerable song follows Evans’ latest EP, The Country And The Coast Side A, where he set aside his signature loop pedal to collaborate with a band of musicians for the first time in his U.S. career. The EP builds outward and upward from the foundation Evans created with his debut album Things That We Drink To, which arrived Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and features the Gold-certified No. 1 debut single “Kiss Somebody.” Evans has forged a path as one of the genre’s most promising stars, with recognition from Rolling Stone, Billboard, CMT, People, SiriusXM, Pandora, The Bobby Bones Show, The Tennessean and more. Already established as a global country force, the singer / songwriter and entertainer has teamed up with Apple Music to showcase performers from all over the world on Country Wide Radio with Morgan Evans. He has toured with artists including Taylor Swift, Dan + Shay, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts and Chris Young in addition to sharing his own one-of-a-kind headlining show with sold-out audiences spanning eight countries across three continents.
For 22-year-old Columbia Records New York/Sony Music Nashville recording artist-songwriter Alana Springsteen, it’s always been about storytelling. Named “one of Nashville’s most buzzworthy emerging artists” by E! News, she’s drawn praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, who stated that “she writes with beyond-her-years poise.” PEOPLE deemed HISTORY OF BREAKING UP (PART ONE) “a magical mixture of deep thoughts on love and heartbreak, all delivered by a voice that seems to represent the future of country music.” Partly on the strength of new songs from (PART TWO) like “Trust Issues,” “New Number,” and “Me Myself and Why,” Pandora’s 2021 Country Artist to Watch has reached 71.5 MILLION career streams and amassed 8K playlist adds. Picking up the guitar at seven and writing her first song by age nine, the Virginia Beach native relocated to Nashville at 14 and landed a publishing deal almost immediately. On the fast-track to stardom, she’s appeared at the Grand Ole Opry and has already been spotted on the road with Mitchell Tenpenny, LANY, and will be supporting Adam Doleac’s ‘BARSTOOL WHISKEY WONDERLAND’ TOUR. Signed to Eighteen Company for management and represented by UTA, Springsteen is also a Celebrity Ambassador for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
Capitol Nashville “songwriter/producer/full-throttle vocalist” (HITS) Caylee Hammack released her debut record IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU to high praise from critics. The 13-track set that sees Hammack with writer and producer credits on every track was spotlighted by Billboard as “Hammack has arrived with this 13-track adrenaline blast…every song on here plays out like an entry in Hammack’s diary—and is just as compelling…Hammack deserves to be a star.” Hammack garnered more acclaim when she released a new version of her deeply personal song “Small Town Hypocrite” with a guest vocal by Chris Stapleton. Co-written and co-produced by Hammack, NPR and Esquire singled out the track as one of their “Best Songs of 2020.” Winning ACM “Music Event Of The Year,” with Miranda Lambert, Caylee Hammack has been noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets including The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone and HITS Magazine for her “voice to move mountains” (Rolling Stone). With her breakout Top 30 single “Family Tree” marking the most-added single at Country radio by a female artist in over three years, Hammack has previously brought her unforgettable live set to opening slots for Reba, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Brad Paisley, Brothers Osborne and some of country music’s biggest festivals. For more information visit www.cayleehammack.com.
If ever there was a country artist ready to set the world on fire, it would have to be Tyler Braden. He has the gritty powerhouse vocal, the expressive pen and the ability to deliver a lyric with complete conviction worthy of a headliner. Braden grew up in Slapout, AL, with parents who fostered an early appreciation for country music, guitar-playing songwriters filling the airwavesand a group of rock-loving friends. He spent much of his life blending these early influences to craft a sound all his own. His early twenties saw him playing local shows and touring the Southeast while serving as a first responder in Montgomery, AL. A gig in Music City inspired his move north, and Braden continued firefighting in the suburbs of Nashville while preparing to take his music career to the next level. His first date at the homegrown Whiskey Jam concert series in January 2017 paved his path to today. With over 160 MILLION streams to his name and a growing list of major tour credits from Brantley Gilbert to Brooks & Dunn, he introduced himself to the world as a major label recording artist with his take on NEEDTOBREATHE’s hit “Brother.” Praised for his “commanding delivery” (Music Row), Braden offered the song as a tribute to his first responder family and all those fighting on the frontlines during the pandemic. He has since earned massive fan response from original releases including “Love Is A Dead End Road,” “Secret,” “What Do They Know” and “Ways To Miss You.” His debut single “Try Losing One” is currently at U.S. country radioand has already topped SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown. Braden’s Warner Music Nashville debut EP WHAT DO THEY KNOW (WDTK) is out now.