Lainey West, country music singer from Manchester, performs across the North West. Her warm personality gives her a head start. Not to mention the fact that her mother appeared on Opportunity Knocks a few years back.
This inspired Lainey West so much that she was able to tread the boards alongside her mother. She also appeared in the line ups of popular bands Delta Dawn and Blue Horizon. Lainey is available for country music club appearances and summer touring where possible.
The country music scene of the 1940s until the 1970s was largely dominated by Western music influences, so much so that the genre began to be called “Country and Western”.
Lainey West Country Music Singer
Even today, cowboy and frontier values continue to play a role in the larger country music, with Western wear, cowboy boots and cowboy hats continues to be in fashion for country artists. Country and Irish is a musical subgenre in Ireland formed by mixing North American country style music with Irish influences. (Wikipedia)
More Interesting Facts
Country music is popular in the United Kingdom, although somewhat less so than in other English-speaking countries. There are some British country music acts and publications. Although radio stations devoted to country are among the most popular in other Anglophone nations, none of the top ten most-listened-to stations in the UK are country stations, and national broadcaster BBC Radio does not offer a full-time country station (BBC Radio 2 Country, a “pop-up” station, operated four days each year between 2015 and 2017). The BBC does offer a country show on BBC Radio 2 each week hosted by Bob Harris.
The most successful British country music act of the 21st century are Ward Thomas and the Shires. In 2015, the Shires’ album Brave, became the first UK country act ever to chart in the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart and they became the first UK country act to receive an award from the American Country Music Association. In 2016, Ward Thomas then became the first UK country act to hit number 1 in the UK Albums Chart with their album Cartwheels. Wikipedia