The British Country Music Awards (BCMA’s) have given Global Country a platform to push British country music to new fans. The awards can give music lovers a taste of what is happening within the UK and who’s making moves. We chose five songs that stood out among this year’s nominees to help you get acquainted with this years talent roster.
1. Carry You Home – Ward Thomas
The first song, “Carry You Home” stuck out immediately. Ward Thomas reached number 1 on the iTunes country chart with their 2014 debut album. Their next album, Cartwheels will be officially released in September of this year!
2. My Name is Trouble – Jess and the Bandits
Jess and the Bandits is one of a few nominees who was nominated for multiple awards this year. Their band has an authentic sound that is front by an amazing vocalist. Jess, born American, met her band after meeting through the Overtones. Luckily for us, they were able to debut “My Name is Trouble” as their first single alongside the release of their debut album.
3. Dreamin’ – Laura Oakes
The colorful Laura Oakes is from Liverpool, England. She graduated with a degree in pop music and by 2013 had released her first single. “Dreamin'” is her latest single!
4. Feels Like Years- The Southern Companion
The Southern Companion is one of many notable artists in the UK this year. This band is Darren Hodson’s project featuring many amazing musicians along the way. They’ve been able to work with 8 time Grammy-winning producer Ron Thaler.
5. Not my First – Holloway Road
Holloway Road released a successful first EP just last year. They’ve been able to travel and write in Nashville as well as hitting up several major festivals and tours in the UK. We’ll expect to see more of them over the next few years.