Carrie Underwood confirmed for The Long Road fest!
25 June 2018 news
Carrie Underwood, the seven-time GRAMMY Award winning country superstar, has been added to the line up for the three-day long The Long Road Festival.
Taking place in Leicestershire from September 7-9 2018 the brand new music and lifestyle event will see a host of talented artists and musicians take to the stage from across the country, Americana and roots spectrum, which includes The Shires, Lee Ann Womack, Billy Bragg, Angaleena Presley, Catherine McGrath, The Wandering Hearts, Una Healy, Ward Thomas, Joshua Hedley, Charlie Worsham, Elizabeth Cook, Danielle Bradbery and many more.
Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film and propelling her to international stardom. A seven-time GRAMMY Award winner, she has sold 64 million records worldwide and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote. She will release her new studio album, Cry Pretty – which features the hit lead single of the same name – on 14th September, a few days after her performance at The Long Road.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting new festival that celebrates the heart and soul of country music on a global stage!” Carrie commented.
Taking place within the grounds of Stanford Hall and curated by Tennessee-born country music specialist and radio presenter Baylen Leonard, The Long Road will present one of the UK’s largest, most authentic celebrations of country, Americana and roots music featuring five stages of live performances, authentic down home cookin’ and a wide range of themed outdoor activities.
The festival has also partnered with an array of organisations including BBC Music Introducing, who will host a stage fronted by presenter of BBC Radio 2’s weekly country show Bob Harris showcasing a selection of up and coming country and Americana acts. Harris will also broadcast tracks from the festival on his weekly country show, which airs every Thursday at 8pm on BBC Radio 2. The Birthplace of Country Music, The Bluegrass Situation (BGS), The Americana Music Association UK, and independent UK label Loose Records, will also all be involved in bringing artists to the festival to showcase an array of international talent.
The full line-up to date is as follows:
Lee Ann Womack
The Lone Bellow
The Wood Brothers
The Wandering Hearts
Folk Soul Revival
Ferris & Sylvester
William The Conqueror
Danny and The Champions of the World
Two Ways Home
Jess and The Bandits
Tickets start at £45 and are available from www.thelongroad.com.