Southern Country Magazine, an every day story of country music folk on the UK scene.
The Magazine is in its 35th year and we dedicate its pages to the furtherance of
live country music in the UK. Sadly with times as they are, there are a lot of acts
who have given in to the temptation to use modern technology and often what you hear
is not what you see! However, take heart, there are some very good live bands around,
including our multi-award winning Tom Williams Band, and the Garry Blackmore Band,
twice Club Choice Award winners Gone Country, as well as excellent bands like The
Swing Commanders, Henry Smith's Country Dreams, West Virginia, Kay "D" and the Redneck
Rodeo's, Hayley Oliver, Martin Ruddy Band, Capricorn, Joe D Rose Band, First Chapter,
Ridgeway Country and Ian Highland and Twilight Country to name a few.
There are many types of country music fan, those who like to sit and listen in concert,
those who like to ballroom dance, incorporating two step and West Coast swing or
do freestyle bopping, those who like to Western Partner or Line Dance, and those
who like to dress Western, and do shoot outs, and displays for charity. We get visited
by some of the top US and Irish stars, but mostly are served by our own loyal musicians
and singers who do a grand job of bringing the latest country hits into the club
and festival scene as well as keeping the old songs alive. We also get visited by
European artists and some of the lesser known but just as well loved Americans.
The magazine contains letters, general country music news, artiste news, radio news,
album reviews, Country Hot disc Top 40, plus festival, club and theatre reviews,
many advertisements featuring artistes, all manner of products and events, as well
as recording studios etc. and dances for those who want to learn to dance. The big
interest is for the extensive gig guide covering over 400 clubs and venues.
Southern Country Magazine is aimed at promoting country music in Southern England.
All articles and advertisements are published in good faith and we cannot accept
responsibility for any inaccuracies or misrepresentations in either the publication
or this web site.