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C2C 2013: Country to Country Music Festival

C2C 2013: Country to Country Music Festival

March 17, 2013
March 17, 2013
London
London
 

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C2C: Country to Country is a country music festival which takes place at the O2 Arena in London every year. It was first held on the 16 and 17 March 2013.[1] Announced on the 6th December 2012, the festival was the first multi-day country music event in the United Kingdom, since the demise of the popular Wembley Arena festival, hosted by Mervyn Conn. The event was jointly developed by the O2 Arena and SJM Concerts, collaborating with the Country Music Association.[1]

In 2013, it was announced that the festival would come to The O2 in Dublin on the 14–15 March 2014.

The festival expanded even more into Europe in 2015, adding additional dates in Norway and Sweden.

On the 11th March 2015, it was announced that due to overwhelming demand the festival would run over three nights in 2016.[2]

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Carrie Underwood
American country music singer; American Idol winner
bornMarch 10, 1983
Muskogee, Oklahoma
 
LeAnn Rimes
American singer, songwriter, actress
bornAugust 28, 1982
Pearl, Mississippi, USA
 
Darius Rucker
African-American singer-songwriter
bornMay 13, 1966
Charleston, South Carolina
 
Brantley Gilbert
American country singer
bornJanuary 20, 1985
Jefferson, Georgia

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Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. She has since become one of the most successful artists in any musical genre. Her achievements led her to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She has won numerous music awards, including seven Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards and nine American Music Awards.

Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005. Bolstered by the huge crossover success of the singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats", it became the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history, the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history and the best-selling country album of the last ten years. Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist. Released in 2007, her second album, Carnival Ride, had one of the biggest ever opening weeks by a female artist and earned Underwood two Grammy Awards. Her next album, 2009's Play On, was a commercial success led by the single "Cowboy Casanova". Underwood's fourth album, Blown Away (2012), earned her a Grammy Award and was that year's second best-selling release by a female artist. Her first compilation album (2014) was a chart and sales success and earned her a Grammy Award. Her fifth album, Storyteller (2015), made her the only country artist to have all first five studio albums reach either numbers one or two on the Billboard 200. She has sold more than 65 million records worldwide.

Recognized by Rolling Stone as the female vocalist of her generation in any genre, by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and by Billboard as Country Music's reigning Queen, Underwood is the only solo country artist in the 2000s to have a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, the first and only country artist ever to debut at number one on the Hot 100 and, with 14 number one's, the woman with the most number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart — from 1991 to present — breaking her own Guinness Book record of ten. She is the Top Country Artist of all-time on the RIAA's Digital Singles ranking and the biggest American Idol earner of all time. Some Hearts was named the number one country album of the 2000s by Billboard and she was the top-ranked female artist on Billboard's Best Country Artists of the 2000s list.

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The O2 Arena
The O2 Arena, referred to as North Greenwich Arena in the context of the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics, is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the centre of The O2, a large entertainment complex on the Greenwich Peninsula in London. It is named after its main sponsor, the telecommunications company O2. The O2 Arena has the second-highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the UK, behind the Manchester Arena, but took the crown of the world's busiest music arena from New York's Madison Square Garden in 2008.

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