Country to Country SATURDAY 16TH & SUNDAY 17TH MARCH AT THE O2 LONDON

COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTARS TO PERFORM TOGETHER IN LONDON
C2C: Country to Country
SATURDAY 16TH & SUNDAY 17TH MARCH AT THE O2 LONDON
Featuring
Tim
McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Little Big Town,
LeAnn Rimes, Kristian Bush, Brantley Gilbert and more…
Tickets On sale: Friday 7th December at 9am
Country superstars are joining forces for the first time in London to create C2C: Country to Country.
Some of the biggest names in the business are heading across the
Atlantic for a huge two-day music festival extravaganza at The
O2 London in March 2013.
On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2013, C2C: Country to Country will
see a line up of some of the leading country music artists in the world
on stage together, including Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Darius
Rucker, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Brantley Gilbert, Kristian Bush,
LeAnn Rimes and others to be announced shortly.
The
sound of Nashville at the world’s most popular venue marks a major
milestone in the UK’s love of country, where major US artists sell out
arenas around the country.
The
likes of LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood have had a massive effect on
both the UK and US charts by appealing to modern day listeners while
echoing the traditional sounds of the greatest country singers. Carrie
Underwood’s sell out London performance last summer was the latest
milestone and illustrated the UK’s huge appetite for the new sounds of
country.
The O2 and SJM Concerts in association with the Country Music Association have established C2C with the intention of it becoming an annual event.
Jay Marciano, President and CEO of AEG Europe said:
“As The O2 is the world’s most popular venue, the creation of C2C:
Country to Country, will allow us to continue to maintain that position;
our focus is to bring new and exciting events to UK music fans.
 SJM Concerts and The O2 have jointly created this festival which we
anticipate will become a sought after annual event.  C2C: Country to Country will
cater to the thousands of country music fans in the UK who want to
experience some of the biggest names in country music all in one place.”
Headlining on Saturday 16th
is the multi-award winning Tim McGraw has had 11 consecutive albums
that debuted at Number One on the Billboard albums charts. He is the
winner of 3 Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country
Music Association (CMA) awards, 10 American Music Awards, and 3 People’s
Choice Awards – a true superstar and amazing headline to the opening
day of C2C: Country to Country
Speaking about the forthcoming event, Tim said: “Our
trip to the UK and playing The O2 is one of the things I’m looking
forward to the most for next year,” said McGraw.  “I love being able to
take my music to other countries, and I think there are a lot of new
songs on TWO LANES OF FREEDOM that fans over there will really dig.
 It’s going to be a blast!”
Headlining on Sunday 17th will
be Carrie Underwood, with 15 million album sales worldwide and five
Grammy Awards.  Carrie has transcended expectations and the country
music genre like no other, and her musical vital statistics are
astonishing.
Carrie, who sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall in record time this summer, said, “I
love the idea of a country music festival in London and I’m so excited
that so many amazing artists are coming together for Country to
Country.  I feel honored to help represent country music, and I know
it’s going to be a really fun weekend!”
As
part of a new, recently launched initiative, CMA is investing in an
international Country Music industry education and awareness strategy.
CMA’s partnership with C2C: County to Country is an exciting
platform to showcase some of the most popular artists in the format. CMA
will bring the power of extensive assets to help promote the event
worldwide. Website features with C2C: Country to Country
artist interviews, social posts and digital content are just a few of
the ways that Country Music Association’s fan base will be engaged.
Steve
Moore, CEO of CMA said: “We at CMA are thrilled to be involved with the
Country to Country music festival at The O2 arena. It will prove to be
the beginning of an annual music tradition that Nashville artists can
perform and build new fans throughout the UK and Europe.”
BBC
Radio 2 is the official radio partner, with Bob Harris, King of all
things country, supporting the event and will be broadcasting
highlights. Bob said:
“It’s
fantastic to see such a great line-up of major Nashville talent
performing in the UK. There’s a very vibrant music scene in Nashville at
the moment and it feels like a particularly exciting time for country
music. I’m so pleased that British audiences are being given the
opportunity to see some of country music’s greatest stars performing
live, and am personally thrilled to be able to reflect such a great
weekend of music on my Radio 2 country show.”
Taking place at The O2, the world’s leading music venue, C2C: Country to Country will be a festival platform to bring country music headliners together in one place, for one weekend.
Much
more than just a music festival it will be a celebration of country
style and culture and will see The O2 transformed into a mini Nashville.
Chris York, Director of SJM Concerts said
“We are proud to be working with Jay and his team at The O2 to deliver
an event of this caliber in the UK. The talent is fabulous and we look
forward to growing C2C: Country to Country to be the place to see the best in US Country artists in the best venue setting.”
With more artists and stages to be announced for 60,000 music fans across the weekend C2C: Country to Country is not to be missed:


Saturday 16th March
Tim McGraw
Vince Gill
Little Big Town
Kristian Bush
Sunday 17th March
Carrie Underwood
Darius Rucker
LeAnn Rimes
Brantley Gilbert


Tickets go on sale Friday 7th December at 9am – www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051
OR theo2.co.uk / 0844 856 0202
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