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Thread: [Sept 7-9] The Long Road Fest

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    [Sept 7-9] The Long Road Fest

    Carrie has joined the line up of this new festival in the UK
    https://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/218254/9



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    So, is that two shows lined up in the UK for right before album launch?
    "Thank you for that ‘Captain Obvious’ sense of humor because you know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well."
    -Kelly Clarkson to Scott Borchetta about American Idol artists
    Thanks so much Danielle!

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    Sure looks like it to me Kizmet!

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    I don't think I've been so pleased and excited about any of Carrie's dates as I am about this one!

    It's a three day festival of Country, Americana and Roots, themed to celebrate the varied influences in the genre. Carrie will headline the Saturday - the middle, and arguably most prominent (going by the line-up), day of the three
    The full line-up can be seen here:
    Music | The Long Road Festival

    The show will be part of a camping festival in Leicestershire (in the English East Midlands). Our own artists, such as Ward Thomas, the Shires, and the lovely Una Healy, often draw on similar influences to those Carrie shows in many of her hits. Anyone who's at all familiar with my posts over the years probably won't be surprised that I'm also excited to see her billed with the likes of Lee Ann Womack, Angaleena Presley, Brent Cobb, Caroline Spence, her fellow Okie Parker Millsap (and on other days Elizabeth Cook, Charlie Worsham). I've supported the broad range of Country Music all along - sometimes against fans on both sides of the debate - and I'm convinced that events like this (and our relatively new Country TV station, which is stylistically broad ranging) are closer to what most Country fans here want.
    Artists like Carrie can benefit from this audience if they are to increase their core base here - and she deserves it - having supported the Country audience here probably for longer, and with more consistent loyalty in her image and statements, than most of the current artists of her generation, who are getting major Mainstream airplay in the States.
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    The write-up on Carrie is on this page:

    Carrie Underwood | The Long Road
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    This is the man behind the festival, and being credited with "getting" Carrie as the major visiting headliner
    https://twitter.com/HeyBaylen

    Baylen Leonard is originally from the so-called "birth place of Country Music", Bristol, the town on the Tennessee-Virginia border (it has city authorities in both States) where Ralph Peer conducted the 1926 recording sessions that kick-started the careers of the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and several Mountain Music acts (though there had actually been other Country records cut before)

    Baylen has lived and worked in the UK for many years, and has hosted shows on the BBC and regional radio stations quit often, and has run other festivals. He's also an executive officer of the UK Americana Music Association.

    He and Carrie's booking agents, Creative Artists, would have fixed this date between them - but I'm sure Carrie and HQ management would have signaled clearly what they wanted. Bob Harris, who is also taking part in the Festival may also have helped, as he's been a long time supporter of Carrie. Creative Artists reps here have long argued that Carrie can get major exposure without compromising her Country identity - and I think that is always what she's wanted. Headlining an all embracing Country festival like this, outside the capital, plays an important part in reinforcing her core image here - though I'm sure she will also take other opportunities to connect with audiences outside the Country base.

    [edit - on the twitter page I linked to above, there is a little picture of Carrie - if you click on it, she gives a short message saying how pleased she is to be coming to the Festival]
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    Will you get to see Carrie at all, when she is there?!! I hope so!!

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    So exciting Carrie is playing more shows here in England. I’m happy to say I’m attending this show. Can’t wait! ❤️

    “I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting new festival that celebrates the heart and soul of country music on a global stage!” – Carrie Underwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow1 View Post
    Will you get to see Carrie at all, when she is there?!! I hope so!!
    Thanks! But responsibilities really rule it out (I'm sole carer for a very frail 97 year old aunt - and I have to stay within immediate reach of the house). Thank heavens for the internet, though!
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