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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We are currently updating the current gig list and compiling the whole of 2023 Gig Lists so if you can send in yours please do so as soon as possible. Click here!

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There are club reports, advertisers, a ccPedia section and much more, as well as a Face The Music section which includes the tour dates of various Country acts.
Because of requests from readers who missed  the previous offer deadline it has been extended to 14th May 2023. Just enter the code – 98ZQC2W7 – when you subscribe or extend your subscription.

June 2023

CCN Awards Show 2023
Online voting has begun. Click here to vote.
Click here to check out the prices and buy tickets.

Top 10 Line dances update
The top ten dances that have been chosen from contributors around the UK have been recently updated.
Add yours here

Artist Panels
Check out the acts now advertising on the website. If you need to book anyone check them out first. If you are an act you too could be advertising on this website and in our newsletters. Click here!

Do you know how to add a shortcut to our website?
If you open Safari and go to – log in and at the same time ask the device to remember you
Then go to home page (you must follow this route so the advertisement doesn’t block the home page – the ad doesn’t appear if you are logged in)
At the bottom of the screen you should see a square box with an up-arrow coming out of it
Click on it and swipe up until you see “Add to Home Screen”
Hey presto, you have single click access to the Cross Country website via that icon on your screen.
If Safari does stop you from opening up the Gig Guide properly (which it can), then ensure you have told the phone to use Chrome as the browser.
Any problems, keep working on it, or ask Google how to do it!

We have again sent a proof of most of the club entries to the respective promoters to ensure our information is up to date. 

It is all there if we have received it, just click on the line that says “Reports & Further Information” which can be found in every club entry in the Gig Guide.

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. 

Artist-panels - Delta SmoakThey 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.

Don’t forget to take a look at the Cross Country shop which is still proving popular where Country fans can buy cds, subscribe and buy CCN Awards tickets. Check out the shop here.

Subscription: We welcome our new subscribers and those who have resubscribed. 
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Check out the advertisements on the website regularly because new ones will be appearing now that we are starting a new year. Check them out here and if you reply to any please let the advertisers know where you saw them.
The advertisers on our site regularly post ‘sold out’ signs and we are actively seeking more for your information.

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In addition to maintaining and building the Cross Country website we can also build and design yours. Ask for a quote by emailing

Graphic Design
Why not try us for all your advertising and design work including for posters, advertisements, letterheads, business cards, menus, order of service and anything else including printing and supplying of tickets. Click here for a quote.

We do have quite a comprehensive list of acts along with their contacts but if you think we should have your telephone number please send it along with your act name to

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We have succumbed to your requests for a monthly subscription. If you wish to buy one month only of the Cross Country website just click here and you will be taken to our shop where the option can be found.
As you probably know, we regularly update the website with the Top 10 dances, club reports and the ccPedia pages and so all these plus more will be available for 30 days from your payment which includes an instant access response which can be used until you receive a password reset.

Our featured artists can be seen here.  Click here for more.

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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).

You can now buy tickets or send a deposit via your shop.