Nashville Meets London brings country music to Royal Albert Home

Nashville Meets London brings country music to Royal Albert Home

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Nashville Meets London will present a night of country music as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s ongoing series of free streamed shows.

The Royal Albert Home concert on Saturday 18 July will feature performances by Nashville’s most versatile band, The Cadillac Three, vocalist Michael Ray, Canadian singer-songwriter Tenille Townes, and Yorkshire-native, Twinnie, with the event compered by Country Hits Radio, Mainly Music and No Chords But the Truth presenter Matt Spracklen.

The show, streaming for free at www.royalalberthall.com/RAHome, aims to raise funds for the Royal Albert Hall, which is closed for the first time since the Blitz. Like all arts institutions across the UK, the venue is in financial crisis as a result of the pandemic. Since closing its doors on 17 March, its Royal Albert Home shows – featuring the likes of Rufus Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Richard Thompson and Ayanna Witter-Johnson performing direct from their living rooms – have been streamed more than a million times, inspiring donations totaling over £50,000. This will be the first country music show in the strand.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “This series has spotlighted an incredible collection of world class talents working in an extraordinary array of genres. Since we launched on 9 April, we’ve featured everything from Baxter Dury to Bach cello suites, from spoken word to homegrown soul. We’re absolutely delighted to announce this first country music concert as part of Royal Albert Home, showcasing four fantastic acts who’ll bring a little bit of Nashville into your living room. This line-up illustrates just how exciting and eclectic the world of country is right now, and we can’t wait to share the show with you.”

Nashville Meets London (NML) is also currently producing Nashville Meets London Sessions, an online series featuring virtual concerts on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Launched in August 2016 as a music festival, Nashville Meets London (NML) has developed into a global music brand, providing opportunities that support the globalization of country and Americana music. Other Nashville Meets London (NML) events include the monthly series, NML Presents at PizzaExpress (Holborn), the NML and Buck n’ Bull ‘Southern Fridays’ Boat Cruise, and the annual NML Music Festival.   

The Hall, which marks its 150th anniversary next year, has played host to innumerable legendary acts, from Billie Holiday, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to Adele, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails. Recent country shows on its famous stage have included headline sets from Darius Rucker, Kacey Musgraves and Charles Esten.

For more information on the Royal Albert Home gigs, to donate, or to watch any previous shows on-demand, go to www.royalalberthall.com/RAHome

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