Record making County-Pop duo are having fantastic 2019 so far. The twins who turned 25 yesterday (March 28th) kicked off the year in style with the release of their top-ten all genre third studio album ‘Restless Minds’ which dropped on February 8th via Sony/WTW Music and showcased their best body of work to date.
The girls are also currently touring the UK in support of the record which followed their 2016 record making number 1 album ‘Cartwheels’, they have so far hit cities including Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester and more on their biggest headline string of dates to date, and will bring the Restless Minds Tour to Birmingham on Monday (April 1st) after a short break in their hectic schedule.
Along with extensive touring, Ward Thomas also became only the second UK Country Act to be honoured with the prestigious CMA Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award following in the footsteps of fellow British Country trailblazers The Shires. Catherine and Lizzy were given their award by superstar performer Cam at C2C’s 2019 Songwriter’s Series in London earlier this month.
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This evening took an unexpected turn!! 😱 THANK YOU SO MUCH @cma and the beautiful soul @camcountry for presenting us with the “Jeff Walker Global Artist Award” thank you to everyone who supports country music!! Big ❤️ to @bbcradio2 and obviously the wonderful @c2cfestival ! Eeeekk holy shit 🤭 📸 @maybeimcrazy
And it has now been officially confirmed that fans will be able to catch Ward Thomas performing live at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival which will be taking place between June 13th and 16th. The Country crossover stars will be playing on the Big Top Stage and have been announced alongside major names such as Keane, Garbage, Dermot Kennedy, Cage The Elephant, Picture This, Wet Wet Wet, Björn Again, The Marcus King Band and Feet. The contemporary music festival is being headlined by Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds, George Ezra and Biffy Clyro.
Fans can also be able to see the Hampshire sisters performing live during the second-leg of their Restless Minds tour: Tickets are on sale.
April 1st – Institute, Birmingham, England
April 2 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton, England
April 3 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, England
April 5 – SWG3, Glasgow, Scotland
April 6 – Sage, Gateshead, England