Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everybody!

As Christmas day itself fast approaches I wanted to take the time to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody as well as to say a few thank-yous.

I always love getting to interview artists as part of running my site and this year has been no exception. A huge thank-you has to go out to each artist (and their teams) who has been kind enough to give their time to answer some questions for me - I really appreciate it! It's also been great to discover a lot of new music and artists this year, I'm excited to see what next year will bring.
As always it has been a lot of fun to work with the lovely Tara from throughout the past year. We always enjoy working on pulling together the 'ten favourite...' articles alongside our award predictions and I hope you enjoy them all as well! Tara's a great person to launch into a discussion on various aspects of country and Americana music with and I hope you will all continue to follow our articles.

It seemed crazy to believe when I first started this site over five years ago that I would now be approaching 140,000 all-time views and I couldn't have done it without you the reader. The biggest thank-you has to go to you for sticking with me, whether this is the first article you've read (welcome!), you've followed the site since the beginning or whether I've drawn you in somewhere along the way. I hope you will continue to follow the site as I try and develop it even more, I already have a few exciting things in the works for next year!

And finally I have to do a Kate Winslet and thank my parents for introducing me to country music originally and being generally awesome - so really the whole premise behind this site is their fault! :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, see you all in 2017!