Matt Spracklen is a radio and television presenter as well as a reputable music blogger. Matt currently hosts his own show on Bauer Media’s Country Hits Radio and having studied music in Nashville, he is seen as one of the UK’s leading authorities on all things country and Americana. He is known for championing British artists and continues to provide a platform on his radio show not just for headliners, but also emerging talent. He was a judge on BBC One’s All Together Now, he is the main presenter for the main stage at The British Country Music Festival and is in demand as a host for corporate and music awards shows. Matt is an avid blogger and social media guru and has a considerable social media following, ensuring he is on most PR companies VIP lists for key music industry events. @mattspracklen
Sarah Bishop is a well respected radio producer who has worked with names including Edith Bowman and Arielle Free. She is currently the producer of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio as well as The Times’ podcast Walking the Dog. Sarah also works closely with high profile talent on television programmes such as the award-winning sitcom Catastrophe and award shows including The BAFTAs, The Brit Awards and MTV’s Europe Music Awards. @sarahbishop92
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The British Country Music Festival We are delighted to bring you No Chords But The Truth and thank all the fabulous artists who will be contributing to the show. When we first discussed the show with Matt and Sarah it was clear we all shared the same passion to provide a voice and platform for UK home grown Country & Americana artists and songwriters. Please follow, subscribe, review, comment and join in the community Martin & Marina @TBCMF #NCBTT
Teaser: No Chords But The Truth
Hello. Welcome to the No Chords but The Truth podcast in association with The British Country Music Festival (@TBCMF). My name is Matt Spracklen and in each episode, I’ll be meeting a rising star of country music here in the U.K.
British country and Americana is on the rise and we have an incredible scene and community, so this podcast will be bringing new conversations with the artists that are making that happen. We’re in a really interesting place with country music in the UK. The quality of the artists, the growth of the fan base and the acceptance of country in the media is bringing about a scene that is thriving in a way reminiscent of when Punk Rock broke back in the ’90s. I love this scene, so I’m excited about bringing you a snapshot into the lives of the artists that strive to make it their 9 to 5.
I, for one, want to know more about what it really takes to be a successful songwriter, or to produce somebody else’s music, or to book a string of tour dates together and hope that people show up. So, I’ll be tackling issues such as struggles of life on the road, what actually is Americana and how does Tim Prottey-Jones get his beard looking so fly?
Subscribe now so you never miss an episode and to launch this podcast we will be dropping two this week. You can find me on social media @mattspracklen where there will be photos and videos from behind the scenes of each episode. I’ll see you there.