Europe's biggest annual country music festival is back for its sixth year, kicking off Friday, March 9, and running through Sunday, March 11. And as to be expected, the lineup is incredible!
Country fans around the world travel to the european music festival, which showcases three days of the best musicians in the business as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe. C2C 2018 will feature A-list talent such as Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Lindsay Ell and many more. Along with these superstars, there will be a number of new artists who you definitely want to keep an eye on.
Below, we've listed a few of our favorite up-and-comers that undoubtedly will bring some country heat to this year's C2C Music Festival!
If you're a fan of Carrie Underwood, than Liv Austen is someone you should get familiar with.
The Norwegian born singer-songwriter hit 2018 in a big way with an uplifting new country-pop single, “Don't Regret A Single One," which tackles heartache and the mistakes we make in love. However, the tune teaches us to embrace those mistakes and considers the importance of those lessons we learned through love lost. Much of Austen's music dives deep into relationships and showcases her ability to tell thought provoking stories. Austen's rich lead vocal has a dynamic power that when combined with her catchy melodies and lyrical charm, enables her to create something both infectious and inspiring.
Listen to her song “Don't Regret A Single One" in the video below:
According to Rolling Stone, Ashley McBryde is an, “Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert.“ With praise like that, it's no wonder this country rocker will be one of the artists representing Nashville at C2C this year!
McBryde's music can be described as authentic and fierce, highlighting not only her lyrical talents, but her powerful guitar skills as well. She's opened for artists such as Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams and Eric Church and released her debut EP, Jalopies and Guitars, in 2016. McBryde has also received praise from many fellow musicians, including Marty Stuart, who told the Tennesseean, “I loved her songs and I loved the directness of her personality, I think she's real and she's authentic…that's about all you can ask for."
Watch McBryde perform her song “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega" in the clip below:
Having a Grammy Award winning songwriter for a father is generally a good indicator of a talented bloodline. Since an early age, Levi Hummon has learned what it takes to make it in the music industry and watched his father, Marcus Hummon, write hits such as the Dixie Chicks' “Cowboy Take Me Away,“ Sara Evans' “Born to Fly" and Rascal Flatts' “Bless the Broken Road.“ Following in his father's footsteps, Hummon began writing music and released his debut self titled EP in 2016 via Big Machine Records. With a style similar to Sam Hunt and a pop edge to his music, it's easy to see why this young star is quickly gaining a following.
Listen to Hummon's single “Don't Waste the Night" in the video below:
Don't miss these and the other incredible country acts performing at this exciting musical event! C2C: Country to Country takes place this weekend, from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, at The O2 Arena in London.