Ross Jones

Ross Jones is a London-based Editor from the UK. He's also a producer, broadcaster, DJ and events promoter. You'll find him playing The Chicks' 'Landslide' at any opportunity.

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C2C Festival 2021 Cancelled

By Ross Jones, January 20, 2021

Plans for 2022 are already in the pipeline, with dates for next year's event confirmed as 11-13 March 2022.

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ALBUM REVIEWSturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass Vol.1

By Ross Jones, December 18, 2020

It should come as little surprise that Sturgill Simpson would stick to his word in one day providing us with a long-anticipated bluegrass album.

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INTRODUCINGNew Artist of The Week: Zelly

By Ross Jones, April 7, 2021

Zelly finds a sweet spot between drollness and sincerity that makes her an all the more enigmatic character.

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INTRODUCINGPremiere: Angela Strehli - 'Ace of Spades'

By Ross Jones, September 29, 2022

Angela Strehli is back and gracing us with her presence like the expert she is - reminding the young guns just who brought the game to the table in the first place.

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Luke Bryan Announced As Final Headliner for Windy City Smokeout 2023

By Ross Jones, November 3, 2022

Bryan joins Zach Bryan, Zac Brown Band and Darius Rucker for the 4-day festival in Chicago in July 2023.

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Windy City Smokeout 2023: Line-Up, Dates & Tickets

By Ross Jones, August 8, 2022

All the latest line-up announcements, date confirmations and ticket details for Windy City Smokeout 2023.

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Colter Wall 2023 Concert Tour: Tickets and Dates

By Ross Jones, December 2, 2022

The 'Cowpoke' singer returns to the stage in January 2023.

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INTRODUCINGNew Artist of the Week: Eddy Smith & The 507

By Ross Jones, December 18, 2020

London-based Americana group deliver soulful and vibrant laments for these cold nights inside.

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Carrie Underwood and More Win Big at the CMT Music Awards 2021

By Ross Jones, June 10, 2021

Gabby Barrett won Female Video of the Year while Kane Brown won Male Video of the Year.

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BREAKINGLuke Combs Nominated for Three Awards at 65th Annual Grammys 2023

By Ross Jones, November 15, 2022

The country megastar is up for Best Country Duo / Group Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album.

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Noah Schnacky shares new single

By Ross Jones, December 18, 2020

The rising Country star shares the new single following the success of his self-titled debut EP.

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Morgan Wallen Shares Live Performance of 'Sand In My Boots'

By Ross Jones, January 8, 2021

The track is the opener of his new album Dangerous.

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PLAYLISTCountry Christmas 2022

By Ross Jones, November 4, 2022

From Thomas Rhett to Hailey Whitters, Reba McEntire to Callista Clark

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BREAKINGColter Wall Announces February 2023 Tour

By Ross Jones, December 2, 2022

The Canadian songwriter will play six dates across the US, with Vincent Neil Emerson in main support.

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Two Step Inn 2023: Line-Up, Dates & Tickets

By Ross Jones, November 2, 2022

All the latest line-up announcements, date confirmations and ticket details for Two Step Inn 2023.

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INTRODUCINGNew Artist of the Week: Sunny Bones

By Ross Jones, March 30, 2021

The UK Duo have shared their brand new single, 'Echoes of You', today.

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2023 Country Album Release Dates

By Ross Jones, December 1, 2022

Every single country album release we're expecting in 2023.

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INTERVIEWShootin' The Breeze at C2C with: BRELAND

By Ross Jones, March 25, 2022

The country-trap superstar sits down with Holler to reveal all.

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INTERVIEWIn Conversation: Thomas Rhett

By Ross Jones, April 28, 2021

Though in a place of contentment, it’s clear that Thomas Rhett isn’t taking another second of life for granted.

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Grammy Awards 2023: Nominations, Winners & Performers

By Ross Jones, November 15, 2022

All the latest announcements for nominations, winners and performances for the 65th annual Grammy Awards.

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INTERVIEWThe Songs That Changed My Life: Sam Williams

By Ross Jones, October 13, 2022

Sam is a quiet and considered contemplator, but, as he ruminates on the songs that have inspired and influenced him in both his life and career, the passion, versatility and flamboyancy of his own music shine through in his choices.

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INTRODUCINGNew Artist of the Week: Rob Leines

By Ross Jones, March 16, 2021

The cowboy of the journeyman's blues premieres his new album, Blood, Sweat & Beers, right here today on Holler.

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INTERVIEWThe Songs That Changed My Life: Thomas Rhett

By Ross Jones, May 10, 2022

Thomas Rhett's balance of sincerity and experimentalism in his music makes his choice of influences all the more clear.

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INTERVIEWOne Hot Minute: Tenille Townes

By Ross Jones, December 18, 2020

In the quiet space, it feels like a still moment of reflection for the Canadian artist.

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Brooks & Dunn Announced to Headline Carolina Country Music Fest 2023

By Ross Jones, November 4, 2022

The festival will take place June 8-11, 2023 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Mickey Guyton performs 'O Holy Night' on Today.

By Ross Jones, December 24, 2020

Her rendition is featured on Apple Music's Carols Covered.

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INTRODUCINGAlbum Premiere: Legends of Country - Anything But Country

By Ross Jones, October 13, 2022

Taking us through the stories behind the songs on the new Legends of Country record, Jof Owen muses on dreams of being a cowboy, the messy world of romance and the end of the world.

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BREAKING2021 GRAMMY Awards Postponed To March

By Ross Jones, January 6, 2021

Rising concerns over Covid-19 reason for postponement.

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INTRODUCINGNew Artist of The Week: Pony Bradshaw

By Ross Jones, January 25, 2021

Bradshaw's new album, Calico Jim, is streaming exclusively this week here at Holler.

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PLAYLISTYellowstone Soundtrack: The Best Songs Playlist

By Ross Jones, November 30, 2022

The finest Dutton Family Mixtape at your disposal.

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Maren Morris Cancels 2021 RSVP Tour

By Ross Jones, December 21, 2020

The Country star also says preparations for her third record are underway.

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INTERVIEWOne Hot Minute: MacKenzie Porter

By Ross Jones, January 7, 2021

We caught up with MacKenzie Porter for a candid discussion about navigating the industry and the evolution of Big Loud.

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ESSENTIALSThe Best Austin City Limits Performances

By Ross Jones, March 11, 2021

Since its launch in 1974, Austin City Limits has held a special connection to country music. Beloved by artists and fans alike, the show is known for authentic music presented in live and uncut performances.

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INTERVIEWMy Essentials: The Cadillac Three

By Ross Jones, December 18, 2020

Neil Mason shares his absolute necessities - including Tacos, family and Michael Jordan.

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INTERVIEWOne Hot Minute: Lee Brice

By Ross Jones, December 18, 2020

Lee Brice on recording, artistic longevity and the future of radio.

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INTRODUCINGVideo Premiere: Eddy Smith & The 507 - 'The Good Times'

By Ross Jones, March 17, 2021

Premiering today at Holler, the Americana 5-piece share a raw take on their soulful session cut 'The Good Times'.

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Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers and More Announced For Two Step Inn 2023

By Ross Jones, November 2, 2022

The inaugural year of the festival takes place April 15-16, 2023 in Georgetown, Texas.

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Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton and More to Perform at CMA Awards 2022

By Ross Jones, November 2, 2022

Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning will co-host the ceremony in November.

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INTRODUCINGVideo Premiere: Larry Fleet - 'Muddy Water'

By Ross Jones, August 12, 2022

As Fleet sings of being a kid, the warmth and patience that the recording offers makes you feel both emotional while remembering your own childhood and thankful for now.

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LONG READTen Year Town: Matt Stell

By Ross Jones, March 12, 2021

Stell discusses the beauty of Nashville’s creative ideals, how the industry is evolving on a day-to-day basis, and how becoming an artist in his own right has made him re-evaluate what songwriting means to him, both on a personal and artistic level.

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Eric Church to Release Three New Albums In April

By Ross Jones, January 21, 2021

Country Music's Entertainer of the Year is coming back with a triple bang.

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INTERVIEWThe Songs That Changed My Life: Jordan Davis

By Ross Jones, November 8, 2022

Following his CMA Song of the Year award win, Davis joins Holler to talk about the songs that have influenced and inspired him in his life and career.

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INTERVIEWCuts The Deepest: Tenille Arts

By Ross Jones, March 18, 2021

The singer's choices not only embody the songwriter she has become today, but someone who has grown up being inspired through song, and one day hopes to offer the same.

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Loretta Lynn announces new album 'Still Woman Enough'

By Ross Jones, January 4, 2021

The new album, her 50th studio record, will be released March 19 via Legacy.

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Logan Mize Announces New Album 'Still That Kid'

By Ross Jones, December 21, 2020

The 'Grew Apart' singer will release the record next month.

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INTRODUCINGPremiere: Madison Kozak - 'Loud House'

By Ross Jones, August 3, 2022

Madison Kozak shares 'Loud House', a full circle moment that looks back on growing up and the heartache of leaving home to chase that dream you want so badly.

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INTERVIEWIn Conversation: Cassadee Pope

By Ross Jones, May 19, 2021

If ‘What the Stars See’ is any example, Cassadee Pope is surely set to find even more success, and the sort of creative fulfilment her heroes and friends Fairchild and Ell have established - each in their own unique way.

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K.T. Oslin, Country Singer-Songwriter, Dies Aged 78.

By Ross Jones, December 21, 2020

The '80s Ladies' singer was the first female songwriter in CMA Awards history to win Song of the Year.

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Alan Jackson to Receive 2022 CMA Lifetime Achievement Award

By Ross Jones, October 27, 2022

Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson will take part in an all-star tribute performance to the Country Music Hall of Fame member exclusively at the awards.

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LIVE REVIEWThe Long Road Festival 2022: The 10 Best Performances

By Ross Jones, August 31, 2022

In between meeting some wonderful dogs, trying some of the glorious BBQ and chicken on offer and catching up with friends old and new, Holler even had a little bit of time to check out some of the music that was on offer across the weekend.

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Holler Readers' Poll 2022

By Ross Jones, November 23, 2022

Vote now in the Holler Readers' Poll!

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INTERVIEWCuts The Deepest: Carly Pearce

By Ross Jones, March 5, 2021

As she pays homage to those who inspired her, it’s hard to not envision those in the future putting Carly Pearce on the very same pedestal.

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INTERVIEWMy Essentials: Buck Meek

By Ross Jones, January 15, 2021

The Big Thief guitarist and Country songwriter shares his five essentials that offer him health, healing and thought for change.

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INTRODUCINGSingle Premiere: Emma & Jolie - 'How Do I Choose' ft. Josh Kerr

By Ross Jones, March 23, 2021

The UK Duo have teamed up with Grammy-Winning singer-songwriter Kerr for the poignant, longing ballad.

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Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and More Set To Perform at CMA Awards 2022

By Ross Jones, October 25, 2022

The 56th Annual Awards are set to take place November 9th in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Carolina Country Music Fest 2023: Line-Up, Dates and Tickets

By Ross Jones, November 4, 2022

All the latest line-up announcements, date confirmations and ticket details for Carolina Country Music Fest 2023

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INTERVIEWUnder The Apple Tree & Holler Sessions: Jonny Morgan

By Ross Jones, November 3, 2021

From November, Holler are proud to present a monthly series of live sessions in partnership with Under The Apple Tree. For our first session, it's a pleasure to introduce you to British songwriter and journeyman, Jonny Morgan.

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Luke Combs, Cody Johnson & Lainey Wilson All Win At CMA Awards 2022

By Ross Jones, November 10, 2022

The 56th Annual 'Biggest Night of The Year' took place on November 10th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

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LONG READCuts The Deepest: Katie Pruitt

By Ross Jones, December 18, 2020

Katie Pruitt details the songs that have influenced and inspired her both in her life and in the creation of her debut album, Expectations.