Track-By-Track Review: Carly Pearce’s Self-Titled Sophomore Album

On Valentines Day 2020 US country music sensation and powerhouse vocalist Carly Pearce will release her eagerly anticipated self-titled sophomore album. The new record is the follow-up to the Kentucky native’s 2017 breakout debut ‘Every Little Thing’ and is the last full body of work to be produced by the legendary Busbee who sadly passed away earlier this year. Here at Belles and Gals we are delighted to have had an early listen to the LP ahead of its release this coming February and here we b

REVIEW: Sarah Darling’s ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’ Cover

This Friday, US country sensation and honoury Brit Sarah Darling shares the second track off her ‘Campfire Sessions’ covers project which sees her covering classic hits that helped shape her into the divine artist she is today – the series kicked off last year with the breathtaking release of The Wreckers’ ‘Leave The Pieces’. The new release will see the Nashville based artist delivering her truly stunning rendition of the Dixie Chicks’ global smash ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’ and the result is nothi

Track By Track Review of Lady Antebellum’s ‘Ocean’ LP

On Friday, November 15th multi-Grammy award-winning trio Lady Antebellum return with their stunning new album ‘Ocean’. The record sees the group returning to their organic sonic roots with a simplistic approach to harmonies and production. Here we review the LP track by track ahead of its Friday release: What If I Never Get Over You The record opens with the lead single and it is the perfect way to kick-start the LP as it showcases that the trio are right back to where they’re supposed to be

REVIEW: Sarah Darling’s ‘Divide’ ft Ward Thomas

This coming Friday, November 22nd US country music sweetheart Sarah Darling will share her brand new single ‘Divide’. The track was inspired by the stunning Rocky Mountain national park landscape after a hike with her British husband. Speaking about the songs inspiration, Sarah said: “This past April I was hiking with my husband in Rocky Mountain National Park. As I was standing at the continental divide, I felt something come over me. I realized that I was standing at a high elevation in Ameri

LIVE REVIEW: Twinnie @ The Tramshed in Cardiff Opening For Kiefer Sutherland

Last night (Tuesday, 15th October) Kiefer Sutherland brought his ‘Reckless and Me’ tour to the city of Cardiff and opening up for him was the rising superstar Twinnie. The York singer/songwriter arrived on stage at the sold-out Tramshed venue at 8 pm to warm applause before launching into a beautiful, stripped-back acoustic set. Kicking off with the brilliant ‘Type Of Girl’, the country crossover star set the tone for her standout set thanks to her soaring vocals and relatable lyrics. It’s not

LIVE REVIEW: Sarah Darling @ Sounds Of Nashville in Cologne

Last night (Saturday, October 12th) Country Music sweetheart Sarah Darling brought her angelic vocals to the city of Cologne for the Sounds of Nashville In The Round showcase alongside Nashville artists Kenny Foster and Robert Counts. The Iowan native kicked off her intimate set with a soaring rendition of her smash ‘Where Cowboys Ride’ the track is her love letter to Wyoming and recently hit over 3 million streams. The small venue was the perfect setting for the track and Sarah’s honey-toned v

LIVE REVIEW: The Adelaides, Twinnie, and Ward Thomas @ TBCMF

Last night (Saturday, September 14th)the party continued in Blackpool as the inaugural The British Country Music Festival rolled into its second night. Headlining the Saturday slot on the main stage was British record breakers Ward Thomas but before the twins arrived on stage the crowed were entertained by an array of talent including The Adelaides and Twinnie. The Adelaides are fast becoming one of the most well known bands on the ever-growing UK Country scene and yesterday they showcased the

LIVE REVIEW: Laura Oakes and Sarah Darling @ The British Country Music Festival

Last night (Friday, September 13th) the inaugural The British Country Music Festival arrived in Blackpool for a celebration of the finest artists the growing UK scene has to offer. Hosted by Country Hits Radio presenter Matt Spracklen and featuring an array of glittering talent the three-day event will allow festival goers the chance to see all their favourite artists up close and personal. I was lucky enough to catch Laura Oakes and headliner Sarah Darling last night as TBCMF kicked off in st

LIVE REVIEW: The Shires @ RiverTown Festival 2019

Last night (Tuesday, July 9th) British crossover superstars The Shires brought their barnstorming country-pop sounds to the city of Bristol for a special intimate showcase at the stunning St Georges Concert Hall in the heart of the city centre for the 2019 RiverTown Festival. The stripped back acoustic show kicked off with Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes arriving on stage with just the guitar for accompaniment as they performed a parred back version of fan favourite ‘My Universe’ before launching

Album Review: Wonderland by Sarah Darling • Magazine

American country music sensation Sarah Darling has returned with her new album Wonderland, and it is a collection of truly divine tracks that take you on a beautiful, musical journey. Throughout, Sarah Darling effortlessly weaves together beautiful country tunes with dream-like productions and pop crossover sounds. Her voice is absolutely sensational and her storytelling lyrics will leave you feeling like you’ve been on a life-affirming trip. From the inspirational ballads such as ‘Timelaps

LIVE REVIEW: Sarah Darling @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire Opening for Jamie Lawson

Last night (Thursday, May 2nd) US Country sweetheart Sarah Darling endeared herself to her growing British fanbase even more by flying in especially from Nashville in the morning in order to perform a five song set at the iconic, structurally beautiful O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire venue in London where Indie-Pop artist Jamie Lawson was headlining. Darling who also toured with Lawson during a selection of his European dates last month was a special guest for one night only on the UK leg of his tour

LIVE REVIEW: Ward Thomas @ O2 Institute – Birmingham

Last night (April 1st) British Country crossover duo Ward Thomas kicked off the second leg of their sell out Restless Minds tour in Birmingham. The gig was held at a packed out O2 Institute with support act The Wandering Hearts opening the evening with a stunning set filled with hits off their 2018 debut LP Wild Silence. The crowd instantly fell in love with the trio’s luscious vocal harmonies and were singing along from the first moment. Highlights from the fast rising UK Americanna trio inc
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