In the new issue of Music Week, country superstar Kacey Musgraves leads our huge Nashville special. Ahead of her headline appearance at this year’s Country To Country Festival, Musgraves – plus her manager Jason Owen and Decca’s Rebecca Allen – take us inside the creation of her bold new album Golden Hour.
Elsewhere in the issue, The Shires talk about taking UK country global with their new album Accidentally On Purpose, the promoters of C2C talk about the exponential growth of the genre in the UK and we give a detailed report on how Nashville become the songwriting capital of the world.
There’s also a masterclass in songwriting from country legend Brett James, who tells us how Jesus, Take The Wheel helped launch Carrie Underwood’s career, while we also present 5 top country and Americana acts to keep an eye out for in 2018. Meanwhile, “whispering” Bob Harris takes on The Aftershow.
In the news section, Stormzy’s manager Tobe Onwuka, Atlantic’s Alec Boateng, DJ Semtex and Wiley’s manager John Woolf discuss the major labels’ improved relationship with UK urban culture. Plus, there’s new appointments at Island’s Urban Division and the latest big signing from Caroline International.
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