How country music cracked the UK

George Garner

Maybe it’s a case of lingering preconceptions. Perhaps there’s only space for one narrative of genre growth at a time and grime simply served up the cooler option.

It could just be a nationwide phobic reaction to Stetson hats. Whatever the reason, one of the most remarkable stories happening in UK music continues to fly under the radar: the rise of country. Soon, however, it may prove impossible to ignore.

Exactly a year ago, Music Week investigated whether our shores ...

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