Cross Country Digital Magazine
The pulse of Country Music in the UK
Cross Country is the ultimate place to come to find out who is on where in the UK as well as where to to find line dance and partner dance classes. It also provides a list of UK acts and advertisements for events, whether they be weekend events, full day or week-long and weekend Country music festivals. Cross Country also continues with its tradition of bringing you the pick of the latest dances.
Our thanks goes to the many Gig Guide contributors who help keep the list up to date, especially Ray Packham, Doreen Holder, Sid Randall and Nick Catford who regularly send updates.
21st January 2023
CCN Awards Show 2023
Online voting has begun. Click here to vote.
Click here to check out the prices and buy tickets.
It is no wonder we are receiving so many votes for Henry Birkett, he is getting good reports, especially from Hampshire and the South West, along with comments asking us give him a boost. Well, you can always vote for him at Awards Voting as well as choosing any other of your favourite acts who you think deserve an award.
Top 10 Line dances update
Thank you to Christine Cleevely, Alan Perkins and John Sharman for adding their top 10 dances to the website so you can see who is dancing what and where.
Add yours here!
Letter from Lincolnshire
After starting out in Country music back in the mid 1970s, first as a fan before turning my hand at hosting shows at both the Bar-H CMC, Sutterton, I then went on to form the Silver Spur at Hubberts Bridge near Boston, Lincolnshire for many years along with my wife Jean. Then joining the Old Leake CMC, near Boston over the past four years, booking the club`s artists and filling in as compere, a job I really loved doing.
Sadly, due to ill health I’ve had to step down.
I`d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years and the artists that have appeared on our shows as well.
With kindest regards
Maurice (Mo) Brader.
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I am particularly pleased with the way the Gig Guide has now been populated with so many clubs, both new and updated. Thank you also to those who keep us informed of changes as they happen. It is our job to keep our subscribers as up to date as possible.
British Country Music Hall of Fame
We have been asked to consider various people for inclusion in the hall of fame and we shall give you more details later. If you also want to nominate someone then let us know.
CCN Awards Show
Voting has begun for the CCN Awards event to be held between September 1st &. 3rd at Leisure Lakes near Southport. Click here to check out the prices and buy tickets.
We have secured the services of a super band from Scotland – Delta Smoak – read more here.
You may have noticed there are some acts you may not have seen nor heard of who will be performing at the 2023 CCN Awards on September 3rd. One such act is Delta Smoak.
They started after a road trip in the USA with impromptu gigs in Chicago, New Orleans and Nashville which inspired three of the members on their return to put together a Country music act.
The band play their own interpretation of classic Country hits and tracks from current artists with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and a fully live sound.
Delta Smoak won band of the year in 2020 at the Silver Spur C&WC in Scotland and perform at clubs and festivals throughout the UK, most recently at Towerfest in Yorkshire and QuickDraw in Northamptonshire.
In 2023 they are looking forward to their first performance at the CCN Awards show and their own event, the Pre Luke Combs Country Party in Glasgow!
If you have seen them you will know what a treat we are in for at the CCN Awards and if yoiu haven’t, make sure you buy a ticket as soon as possible.
Delta Smoak are: Les Byle (vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin); Sandy Gibb-Stuart (drums and percussion); Craig Waterston (electric and acoustic guitars); Des Watters (vocals and bass guitar); and Kenny Mack (vocals, keyboard, electric guitar and accordion).
More information on the performers at this year’s CCN Awards will follow so keep a look out on social media and also via the countrymusicmagazine website.
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To be held at Phoenix Rebels Country Music Club
at Leisure Lakes Caravan Park, near Southport, Lancashire PR4 6JX from 1st to 3rd September 2023.
Full event Earlybird price £39 (booked in advance).
Grass field camping (paid on arrival).