UK Country Music Snubbed At Brit Awards – Laura Klonowski


Right now the UK Country Music scene is at an all time high and homegrown acts are doing better than ever, but despite the success of British Country stars the Brit Awards have failed to celebrate the success of the genre.

The nominations for the 2017 Brit Awards have been announced and there is not a single Country Music star nominated in any category.

Ben and Crissie overlooked for a Brit

But the biggest shock is the fact they have snubbed the two UK Country acts, Ward Thomas and The Shires. Both duos had incredibly successful 2016’s, but both have been overlooked by the award ceremony’s critics.

Ward Thomas’ ‘Cartwheels’ album was the first by a British Country act to top the UK album chart, and fellow Brit duo The Shires’ LP ‘My Universe’ was the fastest selling by a Country act last year.

Both acts deserved nominations and recognition for their record breaking years and it’s such a shame that they have been overlooked and that the UK’s Country Music scene is not being celebrated by the Brit Awards.

Article Written by Laura Klonowski

One thought on “UK Country Music Snubbed At Brit Awards – Laura Klonowski

  • January 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Love the Shires, git both albums and saw them live last year at Leadmill in Sheffield

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