Country Music September 2020: This Year Sucks

UK country duo Ward Thomas release Invitation

Written by Laura Klonowski

On September 30, 2020

UK Scene Growing

 September was another difficult month for the music industry, as quick as restrictions were easing on the live sector they were being implemented once again. Although country fans did manage to fit in at least one live show in the form of The Country Bottomless Brunch in London which featured live music from Twinnie and a DJ set from Baylen Leonard.

The last four weeks also saw the likes of Laura Bickweth, Laura Oakes, Harleymoon Kemp, Holloway Road, Tim Prottey-Jones, Emma and Jolie and Sean C Kennedy share new singles with all of their tracks showcasing exactly why the UK scene is forever growing and gaining new listeners every day.

Forever Emma Stevens

Meanwhile rising talent Emma Stevens confirmed that a new single titled ‘Forever’ will be releasing on October 2nd with the forthcoming release experimenting with synth-pop sounds as she looks to continue growing her eclectic country brand.

Honorory Brit and TBCMF alumni Sarah Darling also announced that a new Campfire Sessions single will be dropping on October 2nd in the form of a brilliant new country inspired version of Katy Perry’s global hit ‘California Gurls’.

Hometown Sounds

The month also saw The Long Road Festival launch their incredible live-stream showcase Hometown Sounds which put together a delightful virtual gig for fans to watch from the safety of their homes and featured stunning performances from UK talent Ward Thomas, The Adelaides and Ferris & Sylvester.

Invitation from Ward Thomas

Ward Thomas also had a major standout September with the duo sharing a brand new single off their forthcoming ‘Invitation’ album with ‘Someday’ shining a light on the incredible sound we can expect off the record on October 9th.

They also confirmed that on October 10th they will be putting on a huge virtual gig filmed in London with them delivering a fully produced showcase.

During the last month they also dropped the gorgeous acoustic video for ‘Meant To Be Me’, alongside a sweet video for the track. They were also confirmed as ambassadors for this years National Album Day which also happens to be taking place on October 10th.

The Adelaides Mash-Up

Trio The Adelaides also shone during this past month with them showcasing their soaring vocal harmonies with a stellar mash-up cover of Little Mix and NEIKED which was a truly genius mix of songs.

Twinnie “This Year Sucks”

Brit favourite Twinnie meanwhile had another stellar month although it was marred by the sad news that her upcoming UK tour which had already been pushed back until November has now been postponed for a second time.

However, overall the month of September was pretty special for the York singer/songwriter having shared a breathtaking acoustic version of her hit ‘Feeling Of Falling’ before sharing the dramatic, cinematic visual for the original rendition that features on her ‘Hollywood Gypsy’ LP.

Twinnie also shared what is quite possibly the most relatable song of 2020; ‘This Year Sucks’. Originally previewed via TikTok, the rising star then released the fun, tongue-in-cheek video across Instagram and the track has now had several plays across radio making it a cert to be officially released as a single very soon.

So, as we begin autumn we have had another wave of ups and downs but always with a backdrop of truly stellar music from our incredible pool of British country music talent who continue to wow and amaze us with their unrivalled talent.

Laura Klonowski

Laura Klonowski

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I am a music journalist based in Wales, focusing on country music and I have been a part of the industry for several years. I have a deep love of promoting talent across the genre and enjoy seeing good music succeeding. My writing style is focused on news features, reviews and interviews and always looks to promote and shine a light on the incredible artists we are lucky enough to have across the country scene. 

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