C2C: Country2Country


News: Lindsay Ell Claims No.1 Spot on Canadian Country Radio & Debuts Music Video for “Criminal”

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2018 has so far been a great one for Lindsay Ell. Her debut album “The Project”, lauded “Best Country Album of 2017” by Billboard finally got a UK exclusive release back in March, she came away from this years C2C festival as a stand out performer having performed on numerous stages including the Spotlight Stage and the music video for her current single “Criminal” premiered over the weekend on Entertainment Tonight.

However that’s not all. This week “Criminal” has earned the top spot on both the Mediabase and BDS Canadian radio charts, making Lindsay the first female artist to hit No.1 on the Canadian Country airplay charts since 2008, which is a huge achievement for the Calgary native.

Speaking of this accolade, Lindsay has said “I am humbled and grateful to be the first female artist to have a #1 since 2008 on the Canadian country radio charts,” commented Ell. “Sometimes you work so hard for the things you want, they feel surreal when they happen. Thank you country radio for believing in me and making this possible. Thank you to each and every fan for never giving up on me. I will try my best to continue to make you proud.”

Additional to this “Criminal” is also moving further up the US charts after being the most added song at US radio on its impact day and is still climbing steadily up the charts – currently fast approaching the Top 20 on both MediaBase and Billboard Country Airplay, making it Lindsay’s highest charting single in the US to date.

Lindsay Ell is currently out on the road, touring with Brad Paisley on his “Weekend Warrior Tour” before she embarks on Sugarland’s “Still The Same Tour” and later performing select dates with Keith Urban on his “Graffiti U World Tour”.

If you haven’t already, make sure you check out Lindsay Ell’s debut No.1 album “The Project” on iTunes or on Spotify.

You can also keep up to date with Lindsay via her social media channels and official website;

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Review: Sugarland at C2C


When Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush were announced as part of the C2C 2017 line up, one of the first things I and I’m sure a lot of fans thought was would we have ourselves a Sugarland reunion? While this was a question both artists were asked, despite fantastic solo sets from both Jennifer and Kristian, unfortunately the reunion we were hoping for wasn’t to be.

Not that year anyway…

After presenting Duo of the Year at last years CMA Awards, Jennifer and Kristian alluded to a Sugarland reunion when Jennifer said, “We’re here to present the CMA Award we won together in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011… and well, who knows?” much to the delight of the audience.

News later came that Big Machine had signed Sugarland to the label with an album and tour announced shortly after. Lucky for us, the first official Sugarland shows were set to be played in the UK as part of C2C 2018.

From the moment they walked out on stage you would never know that this was only the second show, in fact you would be forgiven to think the duo had never been away. They oozed professionalism and had the crowd in the palm of their hand from the get go. The set felt nostalgic but also made me very excited for the future of Sugarland, as it is clear to see they are still headline material.

Performing a number of their beloved hits, including “All I Wanna Do”, “Stuck Like Glue”, “It Happens” to name a few before ending their high energy set with a cover of Simple Minds “Alive and Kicking” the pair looked happy, relaxed and like they were loving being back together on stage. Both performed one of their solo tracks, Kristian performed “Trailer Hitch” before Jennifer took on “Unlove You”, a beautiful moment in the show. It was great to see how they both took a step back to let one another shine during the solo moments.

Sugarland can have you in tears one moment with ballads like “Stay”, then have you singing your heart out the next with songs in the realm of “Baby Girl”.

I didn’t know how much I wanted a Sugarland comeback, until I witnessed it happen. Despite going their separate ways for several years to take on solo projects, it is more than evident that the magic is still there. Separately, they’re fantastic. Together? Magnificent.

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