C2C Country To Country announces Yamaha & Radio 2 Country Stages
Alongside C2C Country To Country 2017 headlinersBrad Paisley, Reba McEntire, and Zac Brown Band a whole host of acts for the smaller Yamaha Stage and Radio 2 Country Stage.
If you're unfamiliar with the Yamaha Stage it's the smaller stage that gets used between the main acts in the O2 Arena. This year sees Cam and Chase Bryant on the Friday, Cassadee Pope and Seth Ennis on the Saturday, while Sunday's acts are Jana Kramer, Lucie Silvas and Drake White. All of this means there's another chance to see Kramer and White if you don't have a ticket for the after show parties.
Having already been announced as returning, the BBC Radio 2 Country pop-up service also has a stage at C2C 2017. The acts confirmed so far to appear are: Logan Brill, Canaan Smith, Temecula Road, and Charlie Worsham.
More act, and full timings, will be announced before the festival which takes place at the O2 Arena in London over the weekend of 10th - 12th March. C2C is also in Glasgow and Ireland that weekend but without these stages.
Tickets for C2C are available from: WWW.AXS.COM / 08448 24 48 24 and WWW.GIGSANDTOURS.COM / 0844 811 0051
More details on all these artists are below.
This 23-year old is a multi-talented Texan singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer who has a strong musical heritage. Chase’s grandfather played piano in Roy Orbison’s first two bands and later for Waylon Jennings. His uncles co-founded the popular group Ricochet, which had several hits in the ’90s. “From the time I was a kid, the only thing I wanted to do was play music,” he says. Because of the Orbison connection, someone suggested a meeting with Roy’s widow, the late Barbara Orbison, a prominent Nashville publisher, who signed Bryant on the spot. That road led Bryant to BBR Music Group imprint Red Bow Records, to whom he’s signed. In early 2017 he’s been touring with Brad Paisley and enjoying the success of his new EP, Chase Bryant.
From West Palm Beach, Florida and the first female winner of “The Voice” on American TV, Cassadee hit the ground running with her solo debut, the Frame By Frame EP, which featured “Wasting All Those Years” a track which sold a million downloads and was highlighted by her soaring vocals and an unwavering energy. She had her first number 1 single with “Think Of You”, a duet with Chris Young which led to her first Grammy nod nod in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance and was previously nominated Musical Event of the Year at the CMA Awards. Amplifying the impressive accolades, Cassadee and Chris continued to collaborate with extended dates on the “I’m Comin’ Home Tour” throughout 2016. Recently, Pope released her Summer EP which was produced by Corey Crowder who co-wrote “Think Of You”. Her busy touring schedule has included dates with Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts.
Arista Nashville singer/songwriter, Seth Ennis, is poised for a breakout in 2017, with early nods as a star on the rise following being named as one of SiriusXM’s “Future Five” and an artist to watch by CMT, Pandora, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone Country and a CMT “Listen Up Artist.” The 24 year-old multi-instrumentalist, co-wrote, co-produced and played all parts on the recorded version of his debut single, “Woke Up In Nashville.” The Georgia native was recently announced to join Country Music superstars Florida Georgia Line on their 2017 Dig Your Roots Tour for dates spanning from February to April, but will take a break to make his UK debut at C2C in March 2017.
The multi-talented Jana Kramer (who has already been announced for a C2C After Show) is an actor who played Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill, was a recent finalist on the American TV show Dancing with the Stars and is one of country music’s brightest new stars and a successful singer/songwriter. Named one of this year’s “Next Women of Country” by CMT, Kramer co-wrote more than half of the tracks on her second album, thirty one on Elektra Nashville, which features her smash hit, gold-certified single, “I Got The Boy.” Kramer’s singing career kicked off with the release of her self-titled debut album in 2012, which featured the platinum-selling “Why Ya Wanna”. She earned the ACM’s New Female Vocalist of the Year award and the distinction of being country radio’s most-played debut artist of the year.
Born in the UK but raised in part in New Zealand by her Kiwi dad and Scottish mother, Lucie started playing piano and songwriting at 10 but wasn’t exposed to the music industry until she started singing back-up on tour with the British singer Judie Tzuke. She was then signed to Mercury Records and released two pop records, selling over a million albums in Europe. The next chapter of her life saw her packing her bags and moving to Nashville where she was soon writing and performing with some US artists and musicians. She’s recently released a self-financed album called Letters To Ghosts featuring some of Nashville finest musicians and with the title track winning strong radio airplay.
The critically acclaimed Drake White (who has already been announced for a C2C After Show) has been called,"One of the country's most energizing performers”, by Rolling Stone Country. He’s a rapidly rising new star who released his acclaimed debut album, Spark on Dot Records, in the summer of 2016. The foot-stomping singer/songwriter and nature enthusiast co-wrote 10 of the tracks and the cover tells the visual story of who Drake White is as an artist, husband and native-Alabamian. The images imprinted into his silhouette paint a narrative of White's life, including his wife Alex, his hometown church (where his grandfather served as preacher), his dog Writer and other mementos that inspired the record. White has been touring as opening act on Zac Brown Band’s Black Out The Sun tour in addition to his own headline dates.
A young singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee, Logan Brill grew up in a family that loved to listen and sing along to all kinds of music and from which she gained a particular enthusiasm for American roots music. She moved to Nashville, to study at Belmont University, where her clear, expressive and unique vocal talents were spotted and she was signed to Carnival Music. Since releasing her first album, Walking Wires, she’s toured with a broad range of acts, including Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and The Band Perry. She describes her recent, second album Shuteye, as “A little blues and Americana and a lot of country and rock which reflect my tastes and demonstrate my growth and evolution as an artist and eagerness to get people out of their seats and on the dance floor!” The offerings on Shut Eye, Logan’s second album -- all products of the storyteller’s art -- range from blues (“Shut Eye”) to country (“Far Cry from You”) to roots (“Tupelo”) to newly-crafted songs that have the soft patina of revered old ballads (“Wish You Loved Me”).
From Wiliamsburg, Virginia, Canaan Smith has been hailed as one of Nashville’s most compelling new storytellers. Rolling Stone said, “Whether painting a steamy portrait of a burgeoning relationship in the hit single ‘Love You Like That’ or honouring the memory of his brother in the powerful title track, Smith knows how to draw listeners into his world.” He began pursuing his musical dream at an early age and formed a band with school friends. Long before anyone had ever heard of Kickstarter, Smith and his band raised money to record their first album by selling advance copies to their friends at school. Possessing a smooth, evocative voice, Canaan could have pursued success in any genre of music (his dad was a rock singer), but was always drawn to country. “It’s all about the stories,” Smith says. His debut album, Bronco, is on Mercury Records.
Names after the city they grew up in (Temecula, Southern California) teenage sisters Maddie and Emma Salute have been singing together for years and recently teamed up with long-time friend Dawson Anderson to form Temecula Road. Noted for their impeccable harmonies, the trio write their own material backed by Dawn on guitar and Emma on mandolin. Chosen by The Huffington Post as one of the top country artists to watch in 2016, in the past year the trio has opened for Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Sara Evans and more. With a social media following of 200K+ followers, their cover videos have earned praise from thousands of fans and artists like Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, and Cam. The group is featured weekly on Radio Disney Country's social media giving fans a behind the scenes look at their lives as musicians.
This talented young singer-songwriter came to Nashville via his home state of Mississippi and the renowned Berklee School of Music. Last year he made his UK debut (including appearing at the CMA Songwriters Series and opening shows for Kenny Rodgers) when he sang songs from his acclaimed debut album “Rubberband”. He returns in 2017 with new songs from a his sophomore album, called “Beginning Of Things”, recorded with producers Frank Liddell and Eric Masse and a lean but super-talented core band. The record has been described as, “living on country music’s contemporary cutting edge, with echoes of the past that thunder and whirl their way into an electric Southern symphony of guitars, strings, horns, twang, funk, rhythm, smile and snarl.”