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.

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CCN Awards 2024 Nominees

Entertainer of the Year
Bob Keeley
Texas Tornados
Nadine Somers
Tony Rouse
Kenny Junior

Solo Act of the Year
Rick Storm
Bob Keeley
Martin Jaye
Kenny Jr
Steve Lovett

Duo of the Year
Jonny & Lynnette
Texas Tornados
James & Wood
Spread Your Wings

Band of the Year
Clint Bradley Band
Ian Highland Band
Ryan Payling & The Breeze
Rocky Road Ramblers
Delta Smoak

Male Vocalist of the Year
Martin Jaye
George Payling
Richard Palmer
Bob Keeley
Kenny Jr

Female Vocalist of the Year
Nadine Somers
Kay D
Lynnette Marie
Nikki Jo Brown
Tanya Turner

Dance Act of the Year
Steve Lovett
Richard Palmer
Martin Jaye
Nikki Jo Brown
John Doherty  

Musician of the Year
John Permenter
Jim Martin
Stuart Payne
Cliff Weston
Lee Hodgson

Horizon Act of the Year
Rory O’Neill
Chris Johno Johnson
Kurt B
Ellen Roy
Darren Flack

Festival of the Year
Old Station

Club of the Year
New Pioneer, Northamptonshire
Country Revival, Dagenham, Essex
The Milton CMC, Gravesend
Phoenix Rebels, Merseyside
Manston CMC, Kent
Cambridge CMC, Cambrdigeshire

Radio DJ of the Year
Chris Stevens (CountryLine Radio)
Sid Randell (Ghostrider Radio)
Jim Duncan (
Bob Harris (BBC Radio )
Allan Watkiss (UK Country Radio)

Instructor of the Year
Karl Harry Winson
Tina Argyle
Vikki Morris
Michelle Risley
Jamie Barnfield

In additional there will be inductions into the Hall of Fame
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We are consistently updating the website and compiling the whole of 2024 Gig Lists so if you can send in yours please do so as soon as possible. Click here!

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July 2024

2024 Gig Guide

We are currently compiling the gig list from August 2024 onwards so if you are a promoter please send yours to us now via this link. There are only a few outstanding!

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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.

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