It's been a busy old week in Country Music land with the annual C2C (Country to Country) festival in the UK taking place where lots of big names in the country music world were perform. This was obviously why Keith Urban seemed to be taking over my tv and radio for the past few days. Not complaining at all, what a nice bloke he is!
I caught Keith on The One Show last week performing his new single 'Never Comin Down' taken from the album Graffiti U and really liked that a lot. Then I listened to him on Radio 2 with Zoe Ball and he was so funny, what a laugh that show was, if you didn't catch it go and catch up on the radio iplayer. Not only is that guy just one heck of a laugh, he sounds good, has a very talented Mrs (Nicole Kidman) and he is quite easy on the eye. Not bad at all.
The other bit of country music news is that we now have a music channel dedicated to country music again. How long have we been waiting for this?Well I have been waiting since March 1998 when CMT Europe was taken away from us. Nothing really came along that matched that until now.
Yes Total Country is now available on Sky channel 373. and Virgin 348 with back to back country music for all you fans. It first went to Sky and I felt a bit like the lost person who would never experience it, envying the Sky people who were enjoying their country music. It was like looking through a window and wishing, just wishing it could happen to us virgins.
That sounds so wrong, for one I don't go around peering through people's windows to watch tv and as for virgins I mean Virgin Media customers. Patience is a virtue and after a short wait it finally arrived to Virgin customers. So all happy now.
Some say country music had it's day with the line dancing craze that went on in the 90's but no I think it's always been there. Of course a bit of line dancing raised the profile of a lot of popular country tunes but it's still as popular today. Not everyones cup of tea (ha ha see what I did there) but if you are a fan it is around for you to enjoy.
So give it a go and let me know what you think. Thank you for reading today. I will be back tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday but for now you all take care.
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